Curious Trivial Facts (8/21)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.

When Mexican vaqueros described the hats they wore as “tan galan” (meaning “so elegant”), the Texas cowboys who had also taken to wearing them misunderstood–and their signature headgear became known as the “ten-gallon” hat.  Despite the name, however, a ten-gallon hat only holds about three quarts.

Martial arts actor Bruce Lee was so fast that many of his scenes had to be shot in 32 frames per second (rather than the normal 24 frames per second) in order to slow down the film so viewers could see his moves.

These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).

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