Tuesday, June 07, 2005

being three more than forty

Idaho - the 43rd State of the Union
  • Idaho was admitted into the United States on July 3, 1890.
  • Boise is the state capital and most populated city.
  • Idaho's state bird is the Mountain Bluebird; the state flower is syringa; it's nickname is "The Gem State;" and the state song is "Here We Have Idaho." For more emblems and such, click here. To learn about a much more interesting state, click here.
  • Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and Demi Moore were all born in Idaho.
  • Deep Throat, the Washington Post source, has just been recently identified as Mark Felt, and Idaho native.
  • See a webcam of Idaho University in Moscow, ID.
General 43

  • Prior to WWI, the European communities had 43 years of peace.
  • The Great Monster of Storsj√∂ Lake in Sweden resembles a great sea-horse: red, with white manes. It is by far faster than other monsters, reaching speeds up to 43 miles per hour.
  • From Hinduism: Sri cakra is formed by nine concentric areas, having in the centre a multidimensional formation constitued by 43 triangles, nine of them (four with the apex upward called Sivakona and five with the apex downward called Shaktikona) form the navayancakra, symbolizing the union of the consciousness desire aspect, Siva Shakti, which is present at every level of manifestation.

Literary Quotes

  • "The young lady tripped into her carriage, and was instantly whirled from the door. In precisely forty-three minutes, a maid entered, half out of breath, and laid a note on the counter. " From Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief by James Fenimore Cooper.
  • "Ned Land went to his post. The fires were increased, the screw revolved forty-three times a minute, and the steam poured out of the valves. We heaved the log, and calculated that the Abraham Lincoln was going at the rate of 18 1/2 miles an hour." From 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne.
  • "'Go on, you drunken vagabone,' said the face. 'If you kick up any more row I'll open the kennels and let out forty-three dogs upon you.'" From Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • "'Now! How much is forty-three pence?' To which I replied, after a long interval of reflection, 'I don't know.' And I was so aggravated that I almost doubt if I did know.
    Mr. Pumblechook worked his head like a screw to screw it out of me, and said, 'Is forty-three pence seven and sixpence three fardens, for instance?'" From Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

No comments: