Anyone Still Use Shoelaces?

There actually is a name for the tiny covering on the tip of a shoelace – hey, you do still know what shoelaces are, right?

Mars Years are Longer Than Dog Years

It takes Mars almost twice as long as the Earth to orbit the sun. So the Martian year is 687 (actually 686.9726) days measured in our days here on planet Earth.

Shred This!

The first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal was Shredded Wheat.

That’s Spicy

The two most popular spices sold throughout the world are pepper, number one, and mustard coming in second.

That Enigmatic Smile

“La Gioconda” is also the name given the painting by Leonardo da Vinci more usually known as the Mona Lisa.

Historians believe the Mona Lisa is a portrait of Madam Lisa Giocondo, wife of a wealthy Florentine. Giorgio Vasari, a sixteenth century biographer of the life of Leonardo da Vinci, gave the painting its name Mona Lisa (which is know in Italian as La Gioconda or La Joconde in French).  The original is now owned by the Government of France, displayed at the Louvre in Paris.