Since my writing project has obviously failed, I think I’ll concentrate on my blog for the rest of this month.
Interesting fact of the day #1: Indians [Native Americans] believe that eagles are akin to gods. They don’t allow anyone to hunt them [not that the rest of the country does either] because shooting an eagle would be like shooting a god out of the sky.
Indians put so much faith and mystic legend around the eagles that, when an Indian dies, they will weave eagle feathers into their hair. They also leave the body of the deceased in the house for three days, living with it on the couch. They act as if the dead person is simply sleeping and will return soon. They cover them in handmade blankets and gifts, weave the feathers into their hair like a headdress, and basically doll them up.
Friends and family are able to come and go during those three days to see the family and the deceased. Much respect is given to the family and the dead one. After the three days are over, the dead person is buried, floated into the river, or whatever the family prefers.
Interesting, eh? I want someone to weave eagle feathers into my hair when I’m dead.
Interesting fact of the day #2: European men match their socks with their ties, not their pants or shoes. Instead of trying for a solid line and indistinguishable ankle, European men choose to match the bright tie.
So say you go to Paris for a business meeting and you’re wearing a kelly green tie. If you don’t wear kelly green socks, everyone you’re meeting with will know you’re not from anywhere over there–even if you do have an accent [or if you fake one].
Who knew, right?