Fascinating Facts

United States
June 1, 2008 4:50pm CST
Mozart wrote "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" when he was only five years old. The ABC song is to the same tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". Humming Birds are the only birds that can fly backwards. A flys tastebuds are in its feet. If you have blue eyes they will become paler as you get older. The toothbrush was invented in 1498. Those above were found at http//jn10.co.uk The first credit card was issued in 1951. There are more than 20,000 brands of beer. It was once the law to say "God Bless You". The only place where a flag is never saluted, never put up or taken down and never put at half-mast is on the moon and is of course the American Flag. Those above were found at http://didyouknow.cd/index.html Just thought I'd share a few of those, pretty interesting.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
I don't know about the other "facts" but the melody for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is from a French song "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman," and the lyrics are from an English nursery rhyme by Jane Taylor in 1806. Mozart wrote several variations on the tune in 1785 when he lived in Paris, and was incorrectly given credit for writing the original in an edition of Trivial Pursuit, which is probably why it is a rather popular myth.
• United States
1 Jun 08
Ah well that is even more interesting. Thanks for sharing that! And speaking of Trivial Pursuit, I have not played that in awhile. Maybe since that fact was not exactly correct there should be a "challenge" allowed during the game for extra points.
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• United States
2 Jun 08
I think it was only the first edition they got it wrong in. I do have to admit that I didn't know allof that stuff. I knew that it was a misconception that Mozart wrote it, and that the lyrics were from a nursery rhyme, but I looked up the other stuff. I felt I needed to come clean about that!
• United States
2 Jun 08
Oh so you are not a know it all??? Hahahah Here I was thinking you were like the smartest guy ever!
@myklj999 (24715)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Jun 08
Here's one for you. It takes longer to raise a flag to half mast than it does to raise it to full mast. Do you know why?
• United States
1 Jun 08
I have no idea....why?
@myklj999 (24715)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Jun 08
When raising a flag to half mast, it must first be raised completely and then lowered to the half mast position.
• United States
1 Jun 08
ah very interesting!