Obscure Factoids

Here are some fun facts you may not have heard before1:

  • An apocryphal version of the New Testament has Jesus say, "Let he who is without snowballs cast the first stone", giving the passage a more profound meaning.
  • snowstoned is urban slang for 'under the intoxicating influence of cocaine'.
  • In fundamentalist Islamic countries, wives who are suspected of being unfaithul to their husbands are sometimes snowed to death a particularly cruel and slow process.
  • The nineteenth-century American poet Geoffrey Benlon refers in one of his poems to 'the snow's tone'.
1Because I made them up.

Posted by cronopio at 12:26 AM, February 14, 2003