June 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-15

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  • Courtney Koos was stung by a Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish her first time diving.
  • Maine is the closest US state to Africa.
  • President Harry S Truman fell in love with his future wife Bess in Sunday School at six years old. He was too shy to let her know how he felt for twenty years, but he never changed his mind or dated another woman. (The National Archives).
  • The tune known as “Pomp and Circumstance” was first played during a graduation as a recessional at Yale University because its composer, Sir Edward Elgar, was attending to receive an honorary doctorate of music.
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