Thursday, February 24, 2005

Firefighters and Police Officers

Unless covered by their state, firefighters and police officers are not eligible for Social Security or Medicare.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

All the News That's Fit to Print

The New York Times' slogan, "All the News That's Fit to Print," has appeared on the front page every day since Feb. 10, 1897.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Gerbil

The common pet gerbil originated in Mongolia.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Diameter of the sun

The sun is 870,000 miles in diameter. If it were hollow, more than 1 million Earths could fit inside it.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Saints' Causes

In the Vatican, there is an office called the Congregation of Saints' Causes.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is contagious.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

German Factories

In Germany, most factory workers complete a three-year apprenticeship before they start working full-time on the shop floor.

Percy

Walter P. Chrysler's middle name was Percy.