Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Leaving tomorrow...

Fun facts about Italy, courtesy of Rick Steve

Italian Inventions:
Cologne, thermometer, barometer, pizza, 
wireless telegraph, 
espresso machine, typewriter, 
nitro-glycerin and the ice-cream cone.

Average Italian:
The average Italian is 42 years old, 
makes $29,200 per year, 
and has 1.28 kids.  
Everyday, he or she consumes two servings of pasta, 
a half pound of bread, 
and two glasses of wine, 
and will live to the age of 76 years, 10 months, and 16 days.

Foods in season in June:
Mussels, asparagus, 
zucchini, cantaloupe, 
eggplant, and strawberries

Description of Italy:
Bubbling with emotion, corruption, 
stray hairs, inflation,
traffic jams, body odors, 
strikes, rallies, 
holidays, crowded squalor,
and irate ranters shaking their fists at each other one minute
and walking arm-in-arm the next.

Sounds good to me!!!!

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