Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Did You Know That...

Actor and comedian Steve Martin is also known for his banjo-playing abilities. He learned to play the banjo during the 1960's before starting his career as a stand-up comedian.

Those who want to fry their foods using something healthier than butter or oil might want to try ghee. This substance, popular in countries in the Far East and Southern Asia, is butter minus the milk solids and water which have been removed.

The garden tiger moth can be found in gardens across North America. Its colour sheme is much more vibrant than most moths with bright oranges and reds.

Dancing the jig is often associated today with Irish dancing. This lively form of folk dancing actually originated in England sometime during the 1500s.

In 1985, singer Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats put together a huge musical event called Live Aid to raise money for famine relief in Africa. Musical acts played for 17 hours in stadiums in London and Philadelphia. The concerts were also covered by television and radio.

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