Blue Moon

I learned something new today: a month with two full moons is called a Blue Moon month. Yep, as in "once in a blue moon."

Last week I learned that Russia is right next to Alaska. This amuses most people I've admitted this to. But how was I to know? On the map, they're usually on opposite sides, and I have a brain that does not peer around corners. Remember, I have to turn the map so that the car is pointing in the same direction as the road I am following, and I was stumped by geometry.