Ten Random Facts
The world renouned special forces, Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) was formed by James Stirling during World War Two. Their role was to engage the enemy deep behind their lines in North Africa.
Dining while rolling down the elegant shopping street of the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, Switzerland, by streetcar is a common pleasure in the city. The Gastrotram is a favorite of locals.
Capers are the unopened green flower buds of the Capparis Spinosa, a bush grown mainly in southern France, Italy, and Algeria, as well as California. Manual labor is required to gather capers, for the buds must be carefully picked each morning just as they reach the proper size.
The Venus day is longer than the Venus year. The planet spins on its axis once every 243 Earth days and orbits the sun once every 224 Earth days.
In 1977, according to the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, there were 14.5 telephone calls made for every 100 people in the entire world.
Jean Marie Butler was the first woman graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1980. She also was the first woman to graduate from any U.S. service academy.
Olive oil is made only from green olives. Nearly the entire production of green olives grown in Italy is converted into olive oil.
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