April 12, 2007
• For Native Americans who lived in the Great Plains, their word for "tornado" translates, roughly, to "wigwam wreckers".
• Worldwide, 99.15 percent of all mechanical pencils are thrown out when the graphite runs out, most of the remainder clutter up pencil holders indefinitely. Only .06 percent have their graphite replenished.
• The first piece of what is now referred to as "junk mail" was sent to J.P. Morgan by Gimbles Department Store. It was sent in the spring of 1875 and was an announcement of their annual White Sale.
• A paper was presented at the 2002 National Conference of High School Guidance Counselors in which it was estimated that 82.1% of boys in 11th and 12th grade carried condoms in their wallets although most of them were just for show.
• All of Gaul, the ancient name for Western Europe, was actually divided into four parts.