Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Love Blindfolds

Must Be Like The Oldest Profession!

Which letter is the oldest?
The letter "O" is the oldest letter. It has not changed in shape since its adoption in the Phoenician alphabet c. 1300 B.C.

How Tight Are The Cuffs?

How solid are igloos?
The walls of an igloo, made entirely of natural material, stand up better to modern artillery than a concrete barricade, according to tests conducted by a Swedish army. The walls absorb an artillery blast, are almost invisible from the air, and can't be spotted by the infrared sensors that guide today's missiles.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lead Me!

Where does the slugger logo appear?
The Louisville Slugger logo doesn't always appear just on baseball bats. One of the more recent adaptations of the familiar oval was on the first cruise missile fired in the Persian Gulf war. The missile was painted by sailors on the U.S.S. Louisville nuclear attack submarine which fired the opening shot of the conflict. Each of the sailors on board received a personalized Louisville Slugger bat when the ship was originally commissioned.

More Joy!