#1 – August 17th is the official day of the year when ‘Cat Nights’ begin. This is in tune with old Irish legends concerning witches and their familiars. It is also where we get the idea of a cat having nine lives.
#2 – In 26 US states…impotence is grounds for divorce. Hehehe!
#3 – August 28th, 1963, marks the anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King “I Have A Dream” speech. To this day, it is still considered to be one of the greatest speeches ever given in US history.
#4 – Stephen King said that the only book he had ever written that truly scared him…was “Pet Semetary”.
#5 – While the original “A Class By Himself” series was posted much earlier, it was on August 12th, 2003 that the first four chapters were completely ‘remixed’ and posted on the Nifty archive all at once! This was the first re-written story for the Shack!
#6 – August of 1762 marks the invention of the sandwich! The Earl of Sandwich requested pieces of bread to go with his meat, in order to keep his hands free from grease and drippings.
#7 – A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB…equivalent to the combined capacity of SIXTY TWO MacBook Pro laptops! Jesus! :O
#8 – The very first character to EVER speak in a full length Disney animated film was the Evil Queen from the movie “Snow White”! And the words were…”Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face.”
#9 – It was on August 24th, 97 AD, that Mount Vesuvius erupted with fire and fury…destroying the city of Pompeii.
#10 – August 25th is ‘Kiss And Make Up’ day! So…if you’ve been holding any grudges or had any animosity to someone close to you…let it go! It’s the perfect holiday for that. 😛