Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday February 11, 2003
· 412,097 men had breast reductions in 2001.
· The United Nations organization was founded in 1945.
· Maria Ann Smith introduced the Granny Smith apple in 1838.
· Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 B.C. by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
· The tall chef's hat is called a toque.
· The term "soda water" was coined in 1798.
· Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavor in the world, beating vanilla and banana by three to one.
· In 1894, Lord Kelvin predicted that radio had no future; he also predicted that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible.
· Toward the end of the movie "Forrest Gump," Forrest narrates that his wife died on a Saturday. When he is at her grave in the next scene, the tombstone shows her passing on March 22, 1982, which was a Monday.
· Alexander Graham Bell never phoned his wife or mother because they were deaf.
· Half the world's population earns about 5 percent of the world's wealth.