28/v mmxiv

The Earth weighs about 6 million, billion, billion kilograms.

In Ancient Greece, blackberries were prescribed as an antidote for piles.

Bringing Up Baby in 1938 was the first film to use the word gay to mean homosexual. Cary Grant, in one scene, ended up having to wear a lady’s feathery robe. When another character asks about why he is wearing that, he responds an ad-libbed line “Because I just went gay”. At the time, mainstream audiences didn’t get the reference so the line was thought popularly to have meant something to the effect of “I just decided to be carefree.”

There is evidence to suggest that fleas mate for life.

Two of the English language’s foremost men of letters were not exactly extensive novelists: Oscar Wilde wrote one novel in his lifetime (The Picture of Dorian Gray), William Shakespeare did not write any.

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1 thought on “28/v mmxiv

  1. RE: “There is evidence to suggest that fleas mate for life.
    Unfortunately for the flea version of connubial bliss, that life is only 30 to 90 days long – they barely have time to get properly acquainted, and exchanging anniversary gifts is entirely out of the question.

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