Some Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts that I've heard over the years.  They may or may not be true, I haven't researched all of them.  It's amazing that I can't remember where I left my car keys and wallet last night, but I can hold all of this minutia that no one really cars about in my head.

Calvin and Hobbes: Hobbes originally had pads on his hands and feet but Bill Waterston (the creator) found them too distracting and removed them.

You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

Parker Brothers prints about 50 billion dollars worth of Monopoly money in one year.

Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.

A duck's quack doesn't echo.

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

Zip code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, NY.

Zip code 23456 is assigned to the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach, VA.

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

A giraffe has no vocal chords.

In Pennsylvania, Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.

A bowling pin needs only to tilt 13.5 degrees in any direction to fall over.

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.

On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

On average, there are 333 squares of toilet paper on a roll.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.