• According to statisticians, about 200 people a year die while watching — not playing — football.
• Collective nouns are fascinating, especially when one kind of animal has multiple ones that can be used. Take ducks, for instance: A group of them can be called a flock, a badling, a brace, a plump, a sord or a waddling. If you see them on water you can call them a bunch, a paddling or a raft; and a group of ducks flying together is known variously as a skein, a string or a team.
• Noted industrialist John D. Rockefeller was the son of a notorious con man, William Avery Rockefeller.
• It takes about one minute for blood to make a complete circuit of your body.
• The 1950s TV show “The Adventures of Superman” starred George Reeves, and for the rest of his short life he was best known for that title role. After his untimely death at the age of 45, he was buried in the same suit he wore as Clark Kent on the show.
• Those who study such things say that more babies are born after the new moon and the full moon than at any other time of the month. Interestingly, more girls are born after the new moon, and more boys after the full moon.
• For one week in April of 1964, the top five songs on the Billboard chart were all by The Beatles. That also was the year that the band had a whopping 31 songs on the charts.
Thought for the Day: “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote