Did you Know?

---In August 2016, a dog was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, for its third term in a row

---In the US, if you find a bald eagle feather on the ground, you need a permit to pick it up.

---There's a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia

---7% of the US population claims it never bathes.

---In the US, medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death.

---Baby eels are called elvers.   

---New York City has more homeless people than any other US city at over 78,000 as of 2018 according to Forbes. LA is second with about 50,000.

---“When the speech condemns a free press, you are hearing the words of a tyrant.” Thomas Jefferson

---Since 2012, with every passing day, Jimmy Carter has been retired from office longer than any other president.

---If Danish parents don't choose one of the 7000 government-approved names for their bundle of joy, they're required to get church approval.

---China and Japan are the two largest holders of US debt and together equal about 10% ($2.2 trillion) of that debt.

---Before the production of the Model T, nearly 20% of the cars on the American road were electric.

---Researchers have determined that there are five fundamental differences between people who are smart/intelligent and those who are stupid.

1. Stupid people blame others for their own mistakes 

2. Stupid people always have to be right 

3. Stupid people react to conflicts with anger and aggression 

4. Stupid people ignore the needs and feelings of other people 

5. Stupid people think they are better than everyone else 

---If you think about it, a model kit is out of production before it even reaches the dealer's shelves. What we really mean by oop is 'no longer being produced'.

---The wealthiest man in American history was John D. Rockefeller, who at one time, controlled up to 91% of the nation's oil.

---An autopsy study finds that ninety-nine percent of ailing NFL player brains show hallmarks of neurodegenerative disease. Read the link for more information.  

---During WWII there were only three US battleship to battleship encounters and one involved a French ship.

---More pirate facts; walking the plank is completely fabricated by novel writers.

---There is only one known case of a pirate actually burying his treasure and that is William Kidd.

---While one may fuss over definitions, basically, no truly democratic nation has ever attacked or been attacked by another democratic nation.