July 22, 2005
• From construction of an oil drilling station, to filling up your gas tank, 16,000 calories of human effort are expended for every gallon of gas you use.
• Pisces is the most common astrological sign in the U.S.
• The Teapot Dome scandal, in the 1920s, created a wave of teapot-related merchandise.
• The Senate of the Dominican Republic is the only national legislative body where a percentage of each session must be devoted to citizens introducing their own legislation.
• Jim Henson named the characters Bert and Ernie after two of his uncles who passed away while he was developing the show Sesame Street.