Friday, October 2, 2009

Five (Plus Five) Fun Facts for Friday!

Heinz Worst Sauce 1. Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup. (I knew I didn’t like it for a reason.) :)

2. Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright'sLincoln Logs son. (Like father like son, only on a smaller scale.) :)


Tulips 3. The city of Mt. Vernon, Washington grows more tulips than the entire country of Holland. (Either Holland doesn’t make as many tulips as I thought, or Mt. Vernon makes a whole LOT of tulips). :)

4. There are almost twice as many people in RhodeAlaska Map Compared to US Island than there are in Alaska. (What a trip, but not surprising when I think about it.)

Ralph Lauren Black Logo 5. Ralph Lauren's original name was Ralph Lifshitz. (No wonder why he changed his name.) :)

**Bonus Facts:

*The white part of your fingernail is called the  lunula. (There’s seriously a name for everything isn’t there?) :) Fingernail

*The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck. (Huh, wonder why?)Flag US Large

*An animal epidemic is called an epizootic. (Now this  word is just fun to say!) :)

Zoo Clip Art

New Yorker’s probably know these last ones, but I always wondered how these neighborhoods got their names, so I threw them in anyway!

I Love New York

*Tribeca stands for TRIangle BElow CAnal street.

*Soho stands for SOuth of HOuston street.

Today’s facts were provided by Deb and Jen’s Land O’ Useless Facts! Thanks ladies!


Elizabeth said...

Angela, you rock! Thank you so much for being my #100!! And thanks for the education lesson - I totally didn't know that about worcestershire sauce, or however you spell it! It may now forever be ruined for me!!

Luke & Erica said...

I have to admit, I never read your Friday fact, (I'm a bad sister), but those were fun. I am now a true follower!!

Dorothy L said...

Wow....I have been educated...I do not think I am happy about the ketchup though....that's just gross :(

Thanks so much for the chuckle:)

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Oh I love little fun facts - thanks for sharing!!

Here is one for you....

Perth Western Australia (where I live) is the most isolated city in the world!!!

Catherine said...

Another fact, Houston, Texas is the only state to call the service roads "feeders".

Love the random facts!!!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

yippee I learned something new - although I'm not happy about the whores sauce

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