Dee Notaro's Blog – June 2015 Archive (3)

Money Trivia

How much does $1 million weigh? That  depends on the denomination of the bills you use. Since there are 490 notes in a pound, if you used $1 bills it would weigh 2,040.8 pounds, but if you used $100 bills it would weigh only 20.4 pounds.

That is, there are 3/4's of a pound of cotton in each pound of dollar bills.  This same source also says that are 454 bills in a pound of currency. 

So when you watch TV or a movie and there is a payoff in a suitcase or a duffle/gym bag....will…

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Added by Dee Notaro on June 21, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Is Genius Genetic?

What does it take to be considered a genius? Is a genius a remarkable musician who moves our spirits, an artist who creates beautiful paintings, a student who scores off the charts on an IQ test or the employee working the Genius Bar at your local Apple store? OK, maybe the last example is pushing it, but consider the other varieties of geniuses -- those with amazing musical, artistic, athletic and intellectual talents. Were the Mozarts and Monets of the world born with their genius? Or did…

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Added by Dee Notaro on June 14, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Origin of Surname June

Recorded in the spelling of Jeune, Lejeune, and June, this is an English surname, but of pre medieval French origins. Probably introduced into England by the Normans immediately after the famous 1066 Invasion when for three centuries French became the official language, the surname originates from the word "jeune" meaning "young" and was originally a nickname or term of endearment, for a young man. About 15% of all surnames are believed to have originally been nicknames, so this one comes…

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Added by Dee Notaro on June 7, 2015 at 4:40am — No Comments

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