January 20, 2005
• There is a Sumerian character with 103 cuneiform strokes, more strokes than any other character in all the world's languages. It means "the smallest daily ration of water on which a traveler can survive while traveling with haste."
• The limiting factor in the shelf life of SPAM how long the steel cans it is stored in last before rusting away.
• 17 people have died trying to break the current world land speed record.
• The tradition of putting punctuation before a closing quotation mark can be traced back to Fredrick Johnson, a printer in 16th century England, who first placed the two marks in that order by mistake, but then continued it as a trademark style.
• Army ants can kill a panther if they catch it sleeping.