1. The gestation period of an elephant is 22 months.  By the way, elephants are either right-tusked or left-tusked, just as human beings favour their right or left hands.

2.  The Magen, or Mogen, David is the six-pointed star symbol of Judaism formed by placing two triangles inverted over one another.

3.  Lois Wilson was the first female moderator of the United Church of Canada, from 1980 to 1982. Before that, in 1976 she was elected President of the Canadian Council of Churches.  This past August, Gary Paterson, was elected the first gay moderator of the Church.

4.  Myrmecology is the scientific study of ants.

5.  The movie ‘Argo’ was named Best Picture at last year’s Academy Awards.