Did You Know? (11-16-07)

• The native tribe of Tierra del Fuego has a language so guttural it cannot have an alphabet.

• Guttural means harsh; throaty.

• During WWII, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs.

• A winged penis was the city symbol of Pompeii, the ancient Roman resort town destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption. (This reminds me of a song I used to sing “♪♪ Oh have you seen the pearl necklace around my penis? ♪♪” and then the song really gets bad.

• Swahili is a combination of African tribal languages, Arabic and Portuguese.