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Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday Facts

















Last week, it was Bible stuff. This week, it's holidays, sick time, and the Happiest Place on Earth...

In 1659, the Massachusetts General Court ordered a 5-shilling fine to be paid by anyone caught celebrating Christmas. the ban was revoked in 1681. Christmas did not become an official federal holiday until 1870, under President Ulysses S. Grant. New Year's Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving were all made federal holidays under the same legislation.
According to a 2005 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 43% of Americans called in sick when there was nothing wrong with them, up from 35% the year before.
Disney World in Orlando, Florida, covers 30,500 acres (46 square miles). That's twice the size of Manhattan.
Next week, the circus and circus animals!

From "That's a Fact, Jack" by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser.


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