Did You Know?

Costume Missing: in 1828, circus performers riding horses wore usual attire - until one day bareback rider Nelson Hower's outfit went missing. He wore his long knit underwear instead, and presto, circus tights as a permanent fashion statement was born.

Hefty Pres: US President William Howard Taft (1909 - 13) is said to be the heaviest (135kg+) president who found himself stuck in the White House bathtub. He is the only man in US history to have served as both President and Chief Justice.

Sleepy Head: Lions usually nap for up to 20 hours of every day. They usually become active after dusk, socialising in the pack, grooming and spending the night hours hunting food.

It has a bug in it: That's what we say when our computer has a problem. The saying originated in 1945, when a computer at Harward University broke down and it was discovered that the source of the problem was a moth that had gotten into one of the circuits.

Early Start: Shirley Temple, the famous child-actress of the 1930s had a very early start in acting. Born 1928, she did her first film, "The Red-Haired Alibi", when she was just three.

41-45, M
2 Responses May 22, 2009

will try to find some that are interesting and not really known

Thanks for these interesting facts, Kik. I'll be watching for more...