50 Facts For 50

You learn something new every day…or maybe every week. Much of what is stored in my head is probably trivial and forgettable, and who needs to retreive all that stuff on a daily basis anyway when you have the internet? But sometimes there is a moment where a fact leaps out as novel or surprising. These are my 50 Facts for 50…

50 Facts for 50

  1. The symbol ¶ – used for a hard return in typography is called a Pilcrow and was first referenced in Middle
    English texts around 1440 to show where a new paragraph began. It was encoded in early versions of ASCII in 1984 and is represented in most commonly used coding systems.

“At 50 I began to know who I was, it was like waking up to myself.”

Maya Angelou