Interesting Facts I've come acrossed
Pearls melt in vinegar
35% of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
A duck's quack doesn't echo... and nobody knows why. Thom w/ an 'h' told me once
111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without
killing them used to burn their houses down, hence the expression: "getting
fired." I knew that
Hersey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks as
if it is kissing the conveyor belt. Heard that once
The HIGHEST point in Pennsylvania is LOWER than the lowest point in
Only one person in two BILLION will be live to be 116 or older.
The mask used by in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk
mask painted white. No one beleaves me about that
If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the
top and sinking to the bottom.
The fingerprints of koala bears and humans are virtually indistinguishable;
so much that they can be confused at a crime scene. And why would a koala be at a crime scene?
Months that begin on Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th" And there's only two a year.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow. I got an e-mail from someone claiming that their frind could do it; I'm still awaiting photographic proof.
The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% now get this...
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs -Alexander, the Great Diamonds - Julius Caesar
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the
bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the
phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
A keyboard does not have a ¢ key, but my typewriter does.
There are more cattle in Texas than people.
And more chickens in the world than humans.
May they never revolt
27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bras.
If Bill Gates was to put all of his money into 1 dollar bills and stack them 1 by one up into the sky and then proceeded to jump off the top. It would take him 6 and 1/2 minutes to reach the ground!
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
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