Learn Something New: The Week

The Week is a current events magazine delivered rather predictably once a week.  The magazine summarizes the news from the previous week by drawing from a list of sources to present a short, but balanced overview of issues.

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10 Fun Facts of The Day

  1. Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, 2nd only to bone marrow.
  2. Humans and Dolphins are the only animals that have sex for pleasure.
  3. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  4. A dime has 118 edges around it.
  5. America once used a 5 cent bill.
  6. Honey is the only food that does not spoil.  Honey found in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by scientists and found edible.
  7. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during WWII were wooden.
  8. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
  9. The colder the room the better your chances are to have a bad dream.
  10. The youngest Pope was 11 years old.