Did You Know……

Did you know…

From Wikipedia’s newest content:

 Arbol de Piedra, a tree-like piece of rock eroded by the wind

  • … that the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve contains a “stone tree” (pictured)?
  • … that during World War II, Wyoming State Senator Robert H. Johnson flew bombing missions in support of the French Resistance against the Nazis?
  • … that although wine production is important to the economy of Tequisquiapan in Mexico, the locals do not generally consume it?
  • … that journalist Sony Esteus had his arm broken by the Port-au-Prince police while covering a story?
  • … that Hockey: Canada’s Royal Winter Game, published in 1899, was the first book on ice hockey, and only four copies are now known to exist?
  • … that Frederick Settle Barff invented a device, similar to a catalytic converter, to remove SO2 and CO2 from the exhaust fumes of locomotives in the 1860s?
  • … that reportedly haunted locations in Scotland include a tenement where bubonic plague victims were quarantined and starved to death by local councilmen?