Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Things I learned from Wikipedia today:
1. Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose's stage name is an anagram of "oral sex".

Freeganism — Freegans practice a lifestyle based on concerns about the exploitation of animals, the earth, and human beings in the production of consumer goods. Many tend towards veganism, but this is not an inherent practice. Those that eat meat generally support the arguments for vegetarianism, but as freeganism is concerned about waste, freegans prefer to make use of discarded commodities than to allow them to go to waste and consume landfill space.

3. Dr. Richard Garfield, inventor of Magic: The Gathering, has personally created three Magic cards celebrating events in his life: One for his marriage proposal (this was done by pasting a color photocopy onto another card) and one for the birth of each of his two children (both professionally printed). Several of each card were given out to friends and associates and they are considered extreme rarities by collectors.

4. Alexis Bledel's native language is Spanish.

5. Chevy- Chase, Maryland is a CDP.

6. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. CDPs are communities that lack separate municipal government, but which otherwise resemble incorporated places, such as cities or villages. CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located.

7. An interesting fact about Eagan is that it's one of the very few Twin Cities suburbs without an established car dealership business.

8. The Peace Corps was established by executive order in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy and approved by Congress as a permanent agency within the State Department later that year.

My dream one day is to be cool enough to have a whole page on me. If only.

thee end


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