January 12, 2005
• When bottled water was first sold in the 1870's, it cost three times more than beer.
• By volume, Kleenex brand tissues can absorb more blood than water.
• Epidemiologists say the common cold did not begin spreading until the 1330s, while two-thirds of the world was dying of the bubonic plague.
• A patent application submitted in 1954 described, in detail, all the technologies needed to create a cellphone.
• Over 500 people die a year from fatal injuries incurred during a game of darts.