Trivia: The Very Spice of Life
Congratulations to Eric Nelson-Melby and Margo Harbaugh who both knew that anise is used to scent the artificial rabbit in greyhound races. Eric and Margo each win a pair of tickets and a large popcorn, both provided by LSC.
Basil, whose name means "king," was known as the herb of kings in ancient Greek and Roman times. During that time, farmers believed that you had to curse and yell while planting basil seeds to get a good crop. There is no word, however, whether or not the Spice Girls plan to add a sixth Girl named "Basil Spice."
Showing this weekend at LSC:
Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Kolya in 26-100
Fri 7:30 p.m. The Manchurian Candidate in 10-250
Sat 7 & 10 p.m. Contact in 26-100
Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Kolya / Contact in 26-100
This feature was brought to you by the CAC Program Board. Today's factoids provided by the MIT Quiz Bowl team.