Thursday, November 15, 2007
My Cthulhu post got no love at all. Bummer...
I was chatting with my dad tonight, about books mostly - I've decided to try reading some of his Tom Clancy, since he has a ton of the guy's novels - and I picked up this book called "Scatterbrained: Trivia Stun Gun - Connecting the World in 486 Mind-Blowing Facts". This is an informative, yet wonderfully funny book, so I think I'll use it for random posting for the forseeable future.
From the section Latin You Should Know:
Cuius est solum eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos - "Whoever owns the land it is theirs up to the sky and down to the depths." The state of Kansas used this law in the 1970s to argue that airlines could not serve liquor when flying over Kansas, a dry state. "Kansas," Attorney General Vern Miller said, "goes all the way all the way up and all the way down." (If that's true, Kansas can lay claim to, and prohibit drinking in, about 82,282 square miles of western China).