Rex Stout

By | Oct 27, 2011

Rex Todhunter Stout was born on December 1, 1886, the sixth of nine children of John and Lucetta Stout. He was raised in Kansas and as a youth was considered a child prodigy in arithmetic. In 1916 he invented a school banking system, a system for keeping track of the money school children saved in […]

Did You Know – Letters, Numbers and Such

By | Oct 9, 2011

The symbol # commonly called the Number Sign is called an octothorpe. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle. The ampersand (&) is actually a stylized version of the Latin word “et,” meaning and. The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one endpoint is P. The letters H I […]

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