Fun Facts and Inspiration for May 9

Fun Facts and Inspiration for May 9



“However long the night, the dawn will break.”

African Proverb

Did you know that…

 Crayola is a French word that means ‘oily chalk’.

The names Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-frid may not be well know musicians to you, unless of course, you take the first letter of each of their names – ABBA!

The American Heritage Dictionary was once banned from the Eldon Missouri library because it contained 39 “objectionable words”.

Jim Henson first coined the word “Muppet” from the combination of “marionette” and “puppet”.

The letter ‘X’ became symbolic of a kiss because in the middle ages when a lot of people were illiterate, they signed documents with an ‘X’ and then kissed the signature to show their sincerity.

The word ‘hairbreadth’ generally means very close.  But the actual meaning of the word indicates 1/48th of an inch.

Human beings are the only animals that blush.

Early explorers of Australia misnamed the East Alligator River in Northern Australia.  The river contains crocodiles, not alligators.

In real estate, home sellers that use a REALTOR® to sell their home, on average, sell their home for 17% more than for sale by owners – more than twice the amount they would pay for the commission.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at





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