Friday, March 09, 2007
Odds and Ends
This has been a week of research.
I've done a fair bit of writing on Book 2 but it's been a stop and start kind of thing because of all the facts I've been collecting.
While in research mode I often pick up odds and ends. Little facts that serve no useful purpose for the story but they sit there in my research file ready to be dragged out, just in case.
Here are my odds and ends from this week:
- Even pandas can use arificial limbs
- There's a Seattle law that says goldfish can ride the city buses in bowls.
- Charlie Chaplin died in Vevey, Switzerland
- The oldest house in Seattle is The Ward House and it was built in 1882
- A knife wound to the spleen will bleed out quicker than a knife wound to the kidney
- The headquarters of Amazon.com is an old military hospital that is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a nurse
- You can try and hide the tofu but your kids will always pick it out.
That last one didn't require cracking any books or research on the net :)
So in your comings in and your goings out, have you managed to find any interesting tidbits this week?
Posted by Wendy Roberts at 5:57 AM