By Vivian Molick from the December 2011 Edition
Did you know ???
The city of San Francisco holds a copyright on the name
“San Francisco”. It is illegal to manufacture any item with the name without first getting permission from the city. Since the Supreme Court upheld the copyright, San Francisco had had an annual surplus every year in the amount of $300 million dollars.
The targets in both skeet and trap shooting, commonly called ‘clay pigeons’, are actually made from tar and pitch.
November 19, 1999 was the last date before January 1, 3111 where all the digits in the date are odd.
There are 2,598,960 possible hands in a five-card poker game.
It takes a week to make a jelly bean.
Sliced bread was patented by Mrs. P. Ride, a mother of five, on April 1, 1954.
… and there you have it… for a while, anyhow!