Fast Facts: April 28

Arizona Daily Wildcat

• If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1 to 36), it totals 666.

• If you have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

• In Albania, nodding the head means “”no”” and shaking the head means “”yes.””

• The phrase “”a red letter day”” dates back to 1704, when holy days were marked in red letters in church calendars.

• The pretzel is named from the Latin word “”brachiatus,”” meaning “”having branch-like arms.””

• In the Middle English, the word “”minister”” meant “”lowly person.”” It was originally adopted as a term of humility for men of the church.

• Levan, Utah, is “”navel”” spelled backwards. It is so named because it is in the middle of Utah.

• The word “”checkmate”” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “”shah mat,”” which means “”the king is dead.””

• The word “”dreamt”” is the only word in the English language that ends in “”mt.””

• Honey is the only food that never spoils.