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7 Things I did not know last week.
- The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. (right)
- The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."
- There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.
- According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.
- There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, gum.
- The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
- Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
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