Ten Random Facts
In photographic terms, a “slave” is a device used to trigger a studio lighting set-up. When one flash fires, it causes other lights to simultaneously fire.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.
The average life expectancy of geese, barring all accidents, is 25 years.
"The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) was filmed on location at Ohio's closed Mansfield State Penitentiary. The prison was in such poor, unsafe condition that major renovations had to be made prior to filming.
In 1994, David Schwimmer, Ross on NBC's Friends, made his debut as a TV-series regular on the short-lived comedy "Monty," starring Henry Winkler as a Rush-Limbaugh-type talk show host.
In 1996 in Trenton, New Jersey, the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying it wasn't enforcing the Clean Air Act. The state has the second-worst air pollution problem in the nation, behind southern California.
William A. Spooner (1884-1930) was an English clergyman noted for his frequent, odd transposition of initial or other sounds of words, as in a "blushing crow" for a "crushing blow." This amusing slip of the tongue became known as a spoonerism.
The loop on a belt that holds the loose end is called a "keeper."
St Valentine's Day on February 14th dates back to a Roman festival of youth, Lupercalia, when young people chose their sweethearts by lottery.
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