Monday, September 15, 2014

True or False?

These are four things I heard people say over the past few days. One of them I wasn't sure about, so I checked, and it is true. 
It's probably easy to spot, but I'll put the answer in the comments.

1) Stonehenge is in Ireland.

2) The Mall of America uses only body heat, lamps, and windows to heat its buildings.

3) Italian designer Faliero Sarti is the same as Salvatore Ferragamo.

4) Bacon is cow's meat. 

Well, gosh, how to know? Keep this handy guide in your pocket!


Fresca said...

"MOA does not use a central heating system; instead, the comfortable 70 degrees is maintained year-round with passive solar energy from 1.2 miles of skylights and heat generated from store fixtures and lighting and the body heat from more than 40 million visitors"

--From here:

The Crow said...

Well, there is a product referred to as beef bacon, but I was raised to believe that bacon comes from pigs.

I'm pretty sure Stonehenge is in England, on the Salisbury Plains. Could it be that that part of England was at one time part of the Irish nation - before the Brits overran everything?

Sarti-Ferragamo? Beats me!

Zhoen said...

I like the story of the pig/pork, cow/beef disconnect. Normans ate the meat, farmers who raised the animals, each used their own vocabulary.

Figured it was the MOA, although not knowing either designer, that was possible.

Fresca said...

Nice of ya'll to give people the benefit of the doubt... :)

bacon (n.): early 14c., "meat from the back and sides of a pig" (originally either fresh or cured, but especially cured);
from Old French bacon, from Proto-Germanic *bakkon "back meat" (cognates: Old High German bahho, Old Dutch baken "bacon").

Slang phrase bring home the bacon first recorded 1908; bacon formerly being the staple meat of the working class.