Chop Suey was invented in New York, by the chef of the Chinese ambassador, as a dish both Americans and Chinese would enjoy.
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Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but noit well enougyh to lend to.
1842-1914 (from The Cynic's Word Book)
The longest ever beard was that of the Norwegian Hans Langseth - it stretched 5.33m (17ft 6in) when measured on his death in Kensett, Iowa, in 1927.
The beard was presented to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington in 1967.
The average human beard, if left untended, will grow 14cm a year.