Friday, October 12, 2012

Things I learned this week

I learned that:
• In 2012, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This happens once every 823 years! [NOTE: See Edward's comment below.]

•The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashionable to shave them off.

• It won't be long before people will be able to make their own guns, among other objects, by downloading a schematic from the internet and using a 3-D printer. No, this is not science fiction.

• If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth, and vice versa if you are left handed.

• A new survey has found that mental illness affects more than 22 per cent of Canadian workers

• Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
How about that?


  1. The 823 years claim regarding December is incorrect. In fact, this is the third time just in the 21st century that December will have this calendar configuration ... previously happened in 2001 and 2007.