January 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-8

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  • Martin van Buren is the only president whose first language was not English. His native language: Dutch.
  • “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect to their elders…. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and are tyrants over their teachers.” ~Socrates(c. 469 BC – 399 BC)
  • Mercury is usually used in thermostats not to tell the temperature, but as a conductor in a switch. The temperature is measured by a bimetallic strip.
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