1. The next Chinese New Year is the Year of the Rooster, starting today, January 28th.
  2. Shimon Peres was a distant cousin of Lauren Bacall, who died in 2014.
  3. There are already approximately 500 miles of barrier between the United States and Mexico.   There are also sensors along the border and infrared cameras.
  4. Abraham cast out his son Ishmael after the birth of Isaac, because Ishmael was born to Hagar, the maid of Abraham and Sarah, as Sarah was barren.  Then Sarah had Isaac when Abraham was 86 years old.
  5. Nadine Caron is Canada’s first indigenous surgeon.