Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Did You Know...

Touching wine glasses dates back to a custom when medieval hosts were worried their drinks might have been poisoned. They not only touched glasses; but, a small amount of wine was exchanged and everyone took their first drink together.

Humans have a lot of body parts; but, hair is the only part that continually grows, falls out, and regenerates itself. Human hair grows at a rate of about 1/2 inch per month.

The purple finch is a lovely bird; but, it isn't really purple in colour. The very bright, showy parts of the bird are actually crimson.

The potato originated in the Andes Mountains of South America and was introduced to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors in the mid-6th century. They were sent around Europe as exotic gifts from the Spanish court.

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