January 3, 2005
• There is a one in six chance that it will be raining in a randomly selected location in the world.
• More than 300 people die every year from the sport of "bear wrestling."
• Wallpaper was invented in the 13th century.
• Sir Francis Drake was not only an accomplished admiral, but also an acclaimed novelist.
• Walter Chalmers, who died in 1982, fluently spoke 68 different languages, more than anyone else in recorded history.