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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Trivial Tidbits from "Who Knew?"

"Who Knew? Things You Didn't Know About Things You Know Well," by David Hoffman, MJF Books, New York, 2000.

Page 1 - "If Jell-O is hooked up to an EEG, it registers movements virtually identical to the brain waves of a healthy adult."

Page 43 - "A chef's hat is tall and balloons at the top so as to counteract the intense heat in the kitchen; the unique shape allows air to circulate around the scalp, keeping the head cool."

Page 69 - "The man who commissioned the Mona Lisa refused it.

Page 196 - "On the average, we forget about 80 percent of what we learn on any given day."

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