Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Did You Know That...

The word "quarantine" comes from the Italian word "quaranta", meaning a 40-day period. During the Black Death of the 14th century, 40 days became the standard length of time for the ship's crew to be "quarantined".

The saying "going to the dogs" originated in ancient China. Dogs weren't allowed inside city walls; and, when undesirables and criminals were thrown out of the cities, it was said that they'd "gone to the dogs".

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