Yesterday I received two e-mails in short proximity of each other suggesting ideas for my "donut letter". These two e-mails had very little else in common, other than the fact that they both had fascinating facts. This seemed a rather odd coincidence. I don't usually get e-mails suggesting topics for the donut announcement, let alone two in a ten minute span. I therefore have interpreted this as a sign that I should communicate this information to the larger group (in conjunction with letting you know that donuts have arrived).
Fun Fact #1: (Courtesy of Carolyn Reuss)
This Sunday in the wee hours of the morning (for countries that present their dates in date/month/year order), time and date will be nice and neatly lined up. So, what’s special about early Sunday morning? Well, at 2:03 AM, and a few seconds in the morning (ugh, hopefully none of us will be up to see that), the time will be 02:03.04 05/06/07.
This was a new one for me, despite having presided over the Friday Donut Club for nearly three years. The name of the shape of the surface of a donut is a... I know, you're thinking this has got to be a term you use every day... come on, you can do it... OK, it's called a Torus. To read everything there is to know about Tori (the plural for Torus) you can go to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torus . This goes to show there is a name for nearly anything.
Donuts are here!