Volume 6 Issue 7
February 2000


Denver Area Council

The largest item on any menu in the world is probably the roast camel, sometimes served at Bedouin wedding feasts. The camel is stuffed with a sheep's carcass, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

If you were in Kiribati at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2000, you got to be one of the first to welcome in the new millenium in the world. Kiribati is located in Oceania, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia; note—on 1 January 1995, Kiribati unilaterally moved the International Date Line from the middle of the country to include its easternmost islands and make it the same day throughout the country.

John Harrison, works as the Official Taster for Dreyer's Ice Cream and his tastebuds are insured for one million dollars. His tastebuds, have tasted 100 million gallons of ice cream from around the world. The tongue is comprised of 9,000 tastebuds; each bud has 10 to 15 receptacles that send messages to the brain to let you know whether you are eating something bitter, sweet, salty, or sour.

The top five cities in supermarket sales of ice cream are: (1) Portland, (2) Omaha, (3) Seattle, (4) St. Louis, (5) Buffalo/Rochester.

Here is an interesting fact which is part of our recent history. I found this fact at

Gerald R. Ford
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives became Vice President upon the resignation of Spiro Agnew, under the process of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. When President Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, Vice President Ford took the executive oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Warren Burger, in the East Room of the White House.

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