It’s the middle of the week and the elections are over (for at least one or two days!). So let’s learn something really . . . . well, let’s just have some fun learning something that may help you win a game of Trivial Pursuit.
Here’s a sample of what you can find at Random Facts web site:
- The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
- Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
- Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
- The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
Enjoy the day!