Fast Facts

? A teenager in Belmont, N.H. robbed a local convenience store. Getting away with a pocket full of change, the boy walked home. He did not realize, however, that he had holes in both of his pockets. A trail of quarters and dimes led police directly to his house.

? Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

? The Hudson River along the island of Manhattan flows in both directions depending on the tide.

? In Bavaria, beer isn’t considered an alcoholic drink, but rather a staple food.

? A group of 12 or more cows is called a flink.

? Camel’s hair brushes are not made of camel’s hair. They were invented by a man named Mr. Camel.

? Wine bottles are tinted because the wine will spoil if exposed to light.

? Blood is red only in the arteries after it has left the heart and is full of oxygen. Blood is a purplish, blue color in the veins as it returns to the heart.