Ten Random Facts
The training of the geisha, a professional female Japanese entertainer, begins at age 7. When she becomes accomplished in dancing, singing, and the social graces, she will then contract with an employer to entertain.
The marquees of the fifty largest casinos and hotels in Las Vegas use enough electricity to run more than a thousand average U.S. homes.
As an advertising gimmick, Carl Mayer, nephew of lunchmeat mogul Oscar Mayer, invented the company's "Wienermobile." On July 18, 1936, the first Oscar Mayer® "Wienermobile" rolled out of General Body Company's factory in Chicago. Wienermobiles still tour the United States today.
The fairy tales "Puss in Boots," "Little Red Ridinghood," "Cinderella," and many others were first written down by Charles Perrault, who also helped design part of the Louvre.
The Australian slang term for a shy, timid person, or someone who is a bit of a cry-baby, is a "sook."
Dining etiquette in Japan is tricky. It is considered extremely impolite to pour one's own drink when eating with others – you pour your companion's drink and your companion pours yours. On the other hand, it is considered normal and nonoffensive to make loud slurping sounds when eating noodles in Japan.
No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few.
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