The gesture of a nose tap in Britain means secrecy or confidentiality. In Italy, a tap to the nose signifies a friendly warning.
In the late 18th century farmers, especially in the northeastern United States, found that they could protect the wood in their barns from the rough winter weather by coating it with a mixture of skim milk, lime, and iron oxide, which is red. By the beginning of the next century, painting barns red had become a tradition.
Mail to the Havasupai Indian Reservation in northern Arizona is delivered by mule. It is the only U.S. Postal Service route of its type in existence today.|