~*Did You Know..?*~
This page is about a whole bunch-o stuffz that even _I_ didn't know.. ~grinz~ Now that's hard to believe eh..? These are just a bunch-o interesting facts I've come across and I put up all together fer you wonderful pplz.. ;) Some are funny, some or gross, some are weird.. etc...etc.. I hope ye enjoy em :)
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20
Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village"
The average ear of corn has eight-hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill
Almonds are members of the peach family
The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe
The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 oz
Charlie Brown's father was a barber
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)
Ingrown toenails are hereditary
In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role
Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going to actors' salaries
A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley corp goes to the production of Guinness beer
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur
Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery
Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer
The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers
Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth
Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds
A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth.Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box
Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."
The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world
Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? It's Paul Reiser himself
Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser
The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak
The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.
Alexander the Great was an epileptic
The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Horses cannot vomit. Rabbits cannot vomit
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister
Hugh "Ward Cleaver" Beaumont was an ordained minister
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes
The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head
Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living
Dartboards are made out of horsehairs
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox
Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing
To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles
The only planet without a ring is earth
Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks
A group of unicorns is called a blessing
In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WW I.
Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
In one town in California, there is a $600 fine for detonating a nuclear weapon inside city limits.
About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.
You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500s.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
Bubble gum contains rubber.
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money. [The rest of us are avoiding reality for four more years.]
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.
Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as Pres. Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so.
Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones. [And most of them are in Parma!]
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
Mosquitoes have teeth.
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
27% of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
Aztec emperor Montezuma had nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.