December 30, 2004
• A female cricket can hear a male cricket's chirp from four miles away.
• Almost all bathing products contain ingredients derived from seaweed.
• The term "flash in the pan" was coined when three Nome, Alaska gold miners killed one another over what they perceived to be gold in one of the miners' sieves during the Alaska Gold Rush. The phrase has since evolved from meaning "something not worth fighting over" to "something fleeting."
• The first knit towels were developed by the Babylonians.
• Darth Vader is the second most recognized movie character on earth, after James Bond.