Random Thoughts #5

Ok - not really random thoughts but rather a random collection of things I've learned recently. I hereby inflct these tidbits on you.

  • Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, leans enough that the top is about 20 inches off center.

  • By the way, Big Ben itself rings an E natural.

  • Nobody knows whether Gilligan was his first or last name. Or maybe he was like Madonna or Cher and only needed one.

  • Although no one knows the exact number, it's quite likely that there are more Lego minifigures in the world than there are real people. Also, at one time Lego was the largest producer of tires in the world by quantity. I haven't been able to determine if that's still true or not.

  • In the 1930s, Webster's New International Dictionary contained the word "Dord", which isn't an actual word.

  • If you're into geocaching, there's apparently one on the International Space Station. Does GPS work up there?

  • And just in time, tomorrow is Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day. So, um, do that.