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.
In the early 1800s, it was customary for local U.S. banks to issue their own money. Given the large French-speaking population in Louisiana, the ten-dollar bills that came from that area frequently had DIX (which is French for “ten”) printed on them. People began to refer to those bills as “dixies” and to Louisiana as “Dixie Land.” In time, Dixie became a nickname applied to all of the Deep South.
Ringo Starr was a certified cosmetologist when he replaced Pete Best as The Beatle’s drummer. He joined the group hoping to make enough money to open his own hair salon.
These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).