1. The Empire State Building in New York gets struck by lightning about 23 times a year. 2. In Britain's 2001 census, 390,000 people listed "Jedi" as their religious affiliation. 3. The idea of painting fingernails originated in China, where the colour of someone's nails indicated their social rank. 4. Not legitimately an OMG fact, this from a magazine I looked at in the supermarket: "blah blah blah, in the compact - just twelve square metres- cooking and casual eating zone, blah blah blah" the blah blahs are mine of course, magazines don't print stuff like that, but look at what they call compact! 'just' twelve square metres. That's bigger than my entire living room, which is also my dining room, work space etc. Do I sound a teeny bit jealous? Darn tootin' I do.