Here are some random facts for you . . .

1.  The first “for dummies” book was “DOS for Dummies” in 1991.  Now the series has around 2,500 titles and more than 200 million copies in print.


2.  “Herpes” is an ancient Greek word that means “creeping.”  The disease got the name because the blisters would creep across your skin.


3.  The founder of Kodak, George Eastman, hated that months had different numbers of days.  So he made the company operate on a 13-month calendar, with 28 days in each, and two leftover.  He called the 13th month “Sol.”

It sounds crazy, but the company used the 13-month calendar from 1928 to 1989.


4.  Powdered wigs became popular in the late 1500s because so many men were losing their hair . . . due to syphilis.


5.  Volkswagen has its own brand of sausage in Germany . . . and they sell more sausages than cars.



(Wikipedia / Bioentymology / Gizmodo / Mental Floss / cnet)