Thursday, February 24, 2005

Fantastic Factoids

From a project Manuel, Rob, James and I are cooking up. Remember "fantastic" means "belonging in the realm of fantasy" not "really really good" as it is used these days.

• Taiwan is the only country with a national holiday to celebrate the invention of a synthetic fabric - Rayon Day on February 28th.

• The Burmese 3 wa and 6 wa stamps of 1938 became instant collectors items when it was realised that due to a printing mistake, instead of the Bhudda they featured Australian cricketer Stan McCabe.

• The bolivian stumpy duck is the only bird in the world to migrate by train.

[Further factoids removed on legal advice from Elf].

We are illustrating them (like the old Ripley's Believe It or Not) and hopefully we will find a newspaper who wants to run them.

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