Monday, June 14, 2010


Narrow plastic horn (used by fans in South Africa during the World Cup)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

turkey info

The fleshy appendage that hangs over the top of the turkey's beak = the snood.

The appendage that hangs from the turkey's neck = the wattle.

( A philtrum is the indentation between the human nose and upper lip.)

Male turkeys are called toms; females are called hens. Turkey hatchlings are called poults.

Benjamin Franklin favored the turkey over the eagle as the national bird.

The substance in turkey that has been suspected of making diners sleepy after a big Thanksgiving meal is tryptophan.

Thirty percent of the typical commercially grown Thanksgiving turkey is dark meat.

source The Columbus Dispatch November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize - U.S. Presidents

Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Jimmy Carter
Barack Obama

Sunday, November 1, 2009


The epic story of Iran

source The Columbus Dispatch, section E, November 1, 2009

Acc to Wikipedia poetic opus by Persian poet Ferdowsi @1000 AD
national epic of Persian speaking world
tells mythical and historical past of (Greater) Iran from creation of the world until Islamic conquest of Persia in the 6th century

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


In the north is the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.

At the southern tip of Chile's mainland is Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world.

Tierra el Fuego is an island divided between Chile and Argentina.

The southernmost point of South America is Cape Horn, a 1,390-feet rock on Horn Island in the Wollaston group, which belongs to Chile.

Chile also claims sovereignty over 482,628 sq. miles of Antarctic territory; the Juan Fernandez Islands (about 400 miles west of the mainland); and Easter Island (about 2,000 miles west)


Sunday, August 16, 2009

highest point

The highest point in Ohio is Campbell Hill in Logan County - 1,549.81 feet

states surrounding Ohio
West Virginia - Spruce Knobb - 4,863 feet
Kentucky - Black Mountain - 4,039 feet
Pennsylvania - Mount Davis - 3,213 feet
Michigan - Mount Arvon - 1,979 feet
Indiana - Hoosier Hill - 1,257 feet

source: The Columbus Dispatch, August 16, 2009
for further info on state high points, visit

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


New Acropolis Museum designed by architect Bernard Tschumi

click here