Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Did You Know That...

Wales is home to the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. No, this is not the result of my cat helping me. The name has 58 letters and in English means "Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio near the red cave." How descriptive is that?! Local people have decided to call their town simply Llanfair.

A cowlick is the word used used to describe an area of a persons hair that sticks up at an angle. This is caused because the hair is growing in a spiral pattern. The term cowlick comes from the way cows lick their calves that makes the calf's hair curl.

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