Did You Know? (9-21-07)

• The word posh, which denotes luxurious rooms or accommodations, originated when ticket agents in England marked the tickets of travelers going by ship to the Orient. Since there was no air conditioning in those days, it was always better to have a cabin on the shady side of the ship as it passed through the Mediterranean and Suez area. Since the sun is in the south, those with money paid extra to get cabin’s on the left, or port, traveling to the Asia, and on the right, or starboard, when returning to Europe. Hence their tickets were marked with the initials for Port Outbound Starboard Homebound, or POSH.

• The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

• Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.

• If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

• Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.


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  • Elena says:

    “The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.” – LOL it took me a while to work that one out! (I know, slow day for my brain!)

    And is that true about the scorpion?! Cool! 🙂

  • Bucky says:

    It is supposed to be true. I don’t know from personal experience, but I would like to try it out someday. 🙂

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