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PostSubject: GO WITH THE RANDO   Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:31 pm

heres the topic where u can post random items! every month, one person who posts the most random comment will win a special gift!




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PostSubject: Re: GO WITH THE RANDO   Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:29 am

Going fast raises a mans testosterone level.

After going scuba diving you cannot get on a plane for 48 hours, or else your body will compress like a bottle of water.
If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"

The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

Jupiter has 63 moons.

Jack London’s Call of the Wild reportedly earned the author a single, flat-fee payment of only $2,000.

At launch or blast-off around 300,000 gallons of water is released beneath the shuttles engines as a noise suppressant.

Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television, was inspired by a farmer’s plowing of a field – the parallel rows giving him the idea of ’scanning’ a picture.

The Jolly Corks was a social club formed in New York in 1867. They’re still around, but today they’re now known as the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks.

Flying isn't possible.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.

It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

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

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown's baseball team, [when he could find it!]).

The pancreas produces Insulin.

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).

A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

World Tourist day is observed on September 27.

Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).

Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.

There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

Turning a clock's hands counterclockwise while setting it is not necessarily harmful. It is only damaging when the timepiece contains a chiming mechanism.

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.

The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.

The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.

Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.

Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

Cats can hear ultrasound.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Children grow faster in the springtime.

On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.

Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"

Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

February is Black History Month.

Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.


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A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it’s there, though!

A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!

After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador’s waving cape no matter what color it is — be it red or neon yellow!

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!


Cat urine glows under a black-light!

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed… or is that paws?!

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

Most lipstick contains fish scales!

No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

Porcupines float in water!

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

The most used letter in the English alphabet is ‘E’, and ‘Q’ is the least used!

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!

The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!

The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet!

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

The state of Florida is bigger than England!

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1!

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don’t die throughout the movie.

142857 is a cyclic number, the numbers of which always appear in the same order but rotated around when multiplied by any number from 1 to 6. 142857 * 2 = 285714 142857 * 3
= 428571 142857 * 4 = 571428 142857 * 5 = 714285 142857 * 6 = 857142

A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A flush toilet exists that dates back to 2000 BC.

A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

A rhinoceros’ horn is made of compacted hair.

A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.

A ten-gallon hat holds three-quarters of a gallon.

A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background — when they say “walla-walla” it looks like they are actually talking.

A whale’s penis is called a dork.

According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.

Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.

After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet, and leaves the same way it came — head to toe.

Albert Brooks’s real name is Albert Einstein.

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother. They were both deaf.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

All of the officers in the Confederate army were given copies of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, to carry with them at all times. Robert E. Lee, among others, believed that the book
symbolized their cause. Both revolts were defeated.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.

Ancient drinkers warded off the devil by clinking their cups.

Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.

Anteaters prefer termites to ants.

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Barbie’s full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts.

Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.

Bela Lugosi died during the filming of “PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE”. Director Edward D. Wood Jr. used a taller relative who held a cape in front of his face so the audience wouldn’t
know the difference so he could complete filming.

Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.

Blonde beards grow faster than darker beards.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman.

Bob May played the Robot on “Lost In Space” (1965-68) and Dick Tufeld was the voice.

Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.

Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don’t seem to have this problem.

Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.

Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on “Scooby-Doo.”

Cat urine glows under a black light.

Catgut comes from sheep not cats.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

Cheryl Ladd (of Charlie’s Angels fame) played the voice, both talking and singing, of Josie in the 70s Saturday morning cartoon “Josie and the Pussycats.”

Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.

Chrysler built B-29’s that bombed Japan. Mitsubishi built the Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down — hence the statement “to get fired.”

Clark Gable used to shower more than 4 times a day.

Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.

Crickets hear through their knees.

Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Despite the hump, a camel’s spine is straight.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth, and whose shame created the statement for ignominy, “His name is Mudd.”

Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were even in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the fraternity house walls with drawings of his characters.

Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

During the chariot scene in ‘Ben Hur’ a small red car can be seen in the distance.

During World War II, W.C. Fields kept US $50,000 in Germany ‘in case the little bastard wins’.

Earth is the only planet not named after a God.

Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.

Every photograph of an American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.

Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.

Evian (the bottled water) spelled backwards is “naive.”

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

Former US President Ulysses S. Grant had the boyhood nickname ‘Useless’.

Four people played Darth Vader: David Prowse was his body, James Earl Jones did the voice, Sebastian Shaw was his face and a fourth person did the breathing.

From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

Gerald Ford pardoned Robert E. Lee posthumously of all crimes of treason.

Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper’s real name on Gilligan’s Island is Jonas
Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on the radio newscast about the wreck. The Professor’s real name was Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann’s last name was Summers and
Mrs. Howell’s maiden name was Wentworth.

Halloween took place in the town of Haddonfield, Illinois but almost all the cars in the film had California license plates.

Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word “seppuku” which means, literally, “belly splitting.”

Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.

Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marrying a tree first. The tree ( his third wife ) was then burnt, freeing him to marry
again.

Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

Human hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death.

Hummingbirds can’t walk.

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.

If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.

If the population of the Earth continued to increase at its present rate indefinitely, by 3530 A.D. the total mass of human flesh and blood would equal the mass of the Earth. By 6826
A.D. it would equal the mass of the known universe.

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don’t, you can’t see it.

If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

If you multiply 526,315,789,473,684,210 with any number you will always find the original number in the result!

If you pause “Saturday Night Fever” at the “How Deep Is Your Love” rehearsal scene, you will see the camera crew reflected in the dance hall mirror.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises.

In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an ‘ugly’ potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said “Play it again, Sam.” Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Captain Kirk never said “Beam me up, Scotty,” but
he did say, “Beam me up, Mr. Scott.”

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it’s smiling.)

In the 40’s, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it ‘Bitch.’

In the Andes, time is often measured by how long it takes to smoke a cigarette.

In the film ‘Star Trek : First Contact’, when Picard shows Lilly she is orbiting Earth, Australia and Papa New Guinea are clearly visible .. but New Zealand is missing.

It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th
word from the last word is spear.

It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.

It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

It’s rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breath-alyzer to read 0.

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved
that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

Jacques Cousteau invented scuba gear while in the French resistance during World War II.

James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.

Jean-Claude Van Damme was the alien in the original “PREDATOR” in almost all the jumping and climbing scenes.

Jet lag was once called boat lag, back before jets existed.

John Larroquette of “Night Court” and “The John Larroquette Show” was the narrator of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and was found in a warehouse. Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and was found in a theatre.

John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.

June Foray, the voice of Talking Tina from the classic Twilight Zone episode “Living Doll”, was also the voice of Rocky the talking squirrel from “Rocky & Bullwinkle”.

Kathleen Turner was the voice of Jessica Rabbit, and Amy Irving was her singing voice.

King Kong is the only movie to have its sequel (Son of Kong) released the same year (1933).

Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill ‘if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee’. His reply ‘ if you were my wife, I would drink it!’

Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.

Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son.

Liquid paper was invented by Mike Nesmith’s (of the Monkees) mother, Bette Nesmith Graham, in 1951.

Lizzie Borden was acquitted.

Look at the number four on a clock face that uses Roman numerals. If the clock is made correctly then the Roman numeral four is wrong. The standard and correct way to write the
Roman numeral four is “IV,” but the traditional way to show it on a clock face is “IIII.” Legend has it that a clock was made for a British king. When he saw the clock he mis-
informedly corrected the clock maker who re-did the clock face to show a “IIII” instead of an “IV” thus not risking offending the king. Other clock makers followed suit so as not to
embarrass the king. Now it is the traditional way to make clocks.

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of “Lorne Greene’s Wild Kingdom.”

Lynyrd Skynard was the name of the gym teacher of the boys who went on to form that band. He once told them, “You boys ain’t never gonna amount to nothin’.”

Melanie Griffith’s mother is actress Tippi Hendren, best known for her lead role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Men leave their hotel rooms cleaner than women do.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.

More money is printed daily for the Monopoly game than by the U.S. Treasury.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

Most Americans’ car horns beep in the key of F.

Mozart was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

Nine pennies weigh exactly one ounce.

Ninety eight per cent of the weight of water is made up from oxygen.

No animal, once frozen solid (i.e., water solidifies and turns to ice) survives when thawed, because the ice crystals formed inside cells would break open the cell membranes.
However there are certain frogs that can survive the experience of being frozen. These frogs make special proteins, which prevent the formation of ice (or at least keep the crystals
from becoming very large), so that they actually never freeze even though their body temperature is below zero Celsius. The water in them remains liquid: a phenomenon known
as ’supercooling.’ If you disturb one of these frogs (just touching them even), the water in them quickly freezes solid and they die.

No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.

Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)

On 15 April 1912 the SS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson which seemed to
foretell the disaster. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of Robertson’s
fictional ship was the Titan.

On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the “1″ encased in the “shield” and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

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

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers — they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is
nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

Only female mosquitoes bite.

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Pamela Lee-Anderson is Canada’s Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada’s independence.

Panama hats come from Ecuador not Panama.

Peanuts are used in the production of dynamite.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eyes.”

Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.

Polar bear fur is not white, it’s clear.

Race car is a palindrome.

Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz.

Residents of the island of Lesbos are Lesbosians, rather than Lesbians. (Of course, lesbians are called lesbians because Sappho was from Lesbos.)

Revolvers cannot be silenced, due to all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.

Rhythm and “syzygy” are the longest English words without vowels.

Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Army, remains the only person, to date, to have graduated from the West Point military academy without a single demerit.

Roosters can’t crow if they can’t fully extend their necks.

Russians generally answer the phone by saying, ‘I’m listening.’

S.O.S. doesn’t stand for “Save Our Ship” or “Save Our Souls” — It was chosen by an 1908 international conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O were easy to
remember and just about anyone could key it and read it, S = dot dot dot, O = dash dash dash.

Samuel Clemens’s pseudonym “Mark Twain” was the nickname of a riverboat pilot about whom Clemens wrote a needless nasty satirical piece. Apparently, Clemens felt guilty later
and adopted the nom de plume as some sort of expiation. The phrase “mark twain” from which the river pilot got his name does not mean two fathoms (twelve feet.)

Sharon Stone was the first “Star Search” spokes model.

Smithee is a pseudonym that filmmakers use when they don’t want their names to appear in the credits.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

Soda water does not contain soda.

Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.

Soweto in South Africa was derived from SOuth WEst TOwnship.

Spain literally means ‘the land of rabbits.’

Speak of the Devil is short for “Speak of the Devil and he shall come”. It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention and he would appear.

St. Bernards, famous for their role as alpine rescue dogs, do NOT wear casks of brandy around their necks.

Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.

Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

Talk show host Montel Williams had a nose job.

Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.

The “Grinch” singer and voice of Tony the Tiger is a man named Thurl Ravenscroft.

The “save” icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

The allele for six fingers and toes is dominant in humans.

The Andy Griffth Show was the first spin-off in TV history. It was spun-off from the Danny Thomas Show.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The average scalp has 100,000 hairs. Redheads have the least at 80,000; brown and black haired persons have about 100,000; and blondes have the most at 120,000. (That is
more than a thousand hairs in each square inch!)

The band “Duran Duran” got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie “Barbarella.”

The bat on the Bacardi symbol is there because the soil where the sugar cane grows is fertile from the excessive guano (bat droppings.)

The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under
an airplane.

The bubbles in Guiness Beer sink to the bottom rather than float to the top like all other beers. No one knows why.

The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Huptmobile.

The car manufacturer Henry Ford was awarded Hitler’s Supreme Order of the German Eagle.

The childrens’ nursery rhyme ‘Ring-a-Round-The-Rosies’ actually refers to the Black Death which killed about 30 million people in the fourteenth-century.

The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ depicts two women living under one roof’.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

The correct response to the Irish greeting, “Top of the morning to you,” is “and the rest of the day to yourself.”

The cruise liner

, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.


The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson’s day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.

The dunce cap of schoolhouse fame originates from a paper cone that was placed on the heads of accused witches during the Middle Ages. When Joan of Arc was martyred, she was
wearing one of them.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The famous split-fingered Vulcan salute is actually intended to represent the first letter (”shin,” pronounced “sheen”) of the word “shalom.” As a small boy, Leonard Nimoy observed
his rabbi using it in a benediction and never forgot it; eventually he was able to add it to “Star Trek” lore.

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

The first inter-racial kiss on TV was in an original “STAR TREK” episode entitled “Plato’s Stepchildren”. The kiss was between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves
Motorola.

The first safety razor was not actually invented by King Gillette himself but by a man named William Nickerson who was Kings partner. They believed that the label bearing
Nickersons name would be bad for business, plus it was Kings idea anyway.

The first time the word “hell” was spoken on TV was in an original “STAR TREK” episode entitled “City on the Edge of Forever”. The exact quote was “…let’s get the hell out of
here…”, spoken by William Shatner.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It To Beaver”.

The ‘Hundred Years War’ lasted 116 years.

The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.

The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.

The lead singer of The Knack, famous for “My Sharona,” and Jack Kevorkian’s lead defense attorney are brothers, Doug & Jeffrey Feiger.

The Les Nessman character on the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati wore a band-aid in every episode. Either on himself, his glasses, or his clothing.

The lifespan of a tastebud is ten days.

The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called ‘mantles’) are radioactive–so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.

The longest U.S. highway is route 6 starting in Cape Cod, Massachusetts going through 14 states, and ending in Bishop, California.

The magic word “Abracadabra” was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

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 name of the Vulcan’s heaven is Sha Ka Ree, this is a play on the name Sean Connery who was considered for the part of Sarek, Spock’s father.

The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan.”

The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil.

The national flag of Italy was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence - he invented dynamite.

The numbers ‘172′ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. The NY phone book had 0 Hitlers after WWII.

The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.

The original copy of the Declaration of Independence is lost. The copy in Washington D.C. is what is referred to as a holograph. That is a term for a handmade copy of a document
and is not the same as a laser produced hologram.

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate
toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

The pet ferret (Mustela putorias furo) was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat.

The Phillips-head screwdriver was invented in Oregon.

The phrase ‘ The 3 R’s ‘ ( standing for ‘reading, writing and arithmetic’ ) was created by Sir William Curtis, who was illiterate.

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.

The province of Alberta in Canada has been completely free of rats since 1905.

The screwdriver was invented before the screw.

The ‘Screwdriver’ was invented by oilmen, who used the tool to stir the drink.

The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is ‘Live Free or Die’. These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.

The spaceship ‘Valley Forge’ from “Silent Running” (1971) actually got it’s name from the location used to film some of its interiors; a decommissioned aircraft carrier named the
U.S.S. Valley Forge.

The term “devil’s advocate” comes from the Roman Catholic church. When deciding if someone should be sainted, a devil’s advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view.

The term “Mayday” is used for signaling for help. It comes from the French term “M’aidez” which is pronounced “MayDay” and means, “Help Me.”

The turkey was wrongly named after what was thought to be it’s country of origin.

The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

The United States government keeps its supply of silver at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.

There are four cars and eleven light posts on the back of a ten-dollar bill.

There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world.

There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.

There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!
There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia.

There are only three cities that are named exactly after the state they are located in: Maine, ME; New York, NY; and Wyoming, WY.

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

There is a town in Texas called ‘Ding Dong.’

There is about 200 times more gold in the world’️s oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.

There is no mention of Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Bible.

There were no squirrels on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts until 1989.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

To “testify” was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

Tomb robbers believed that knocking Egyptian sarcophagi’s noses off would forestall curses.

Turkey’s often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have been known to drown as a result.

U.S. Interstates which go north-south are numbered sequentially starting from the west with odd numbers, and Interstates which go east-west are numbered sequentially starting
from the south with even numbers.

Until 1967, LSD was legal in California.

Video Killed the Radio Star was the very first video ever played on MTV.

Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated for some time.

Walt Disney’s autograph bears no resemblance to the famous Disney logo.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

When opossums are playing opossum, they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.

When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.

While at Havard University, Edward Kennedy was suspended for cheating on a Spanish exam.

While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes wore a fake beard.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan carries the designation M-1, named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.








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-Just like people, mother chimpanzees often develop lifelong relationships with their offspring

-John Greenwood invented the dental drill in 1790

-It is thought that the saying "pulling your leg" originated from the custom in the Middle Ages
of hanging people in such a creative way that the victims often choked slowly and in agony.
To put an end to their sufferings, pals or relatives of the suffocating victims would pull down
hard on their legs in order to snap their necks

-Huckleberry Finn’s remedy for warts was swinging a dead cat in a graveyard at night

-Shampoo was first marketed in the United States in 1930 by John Breck, who was the captain
of a volunteer fire department

-According to the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association, a tennis ball is supposed to bounce between
53 and 58 inches when it is dropped on concrete from a height of 100 inches. The concrete
surface should be 4 inches thick

-Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls

-One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was a lighthouse, the famous Pharaohs of
Alexandria in Egypt. Pharos was the first lighthouse in history, and is still the tallest on record

-The only part of the human body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in
oxygen directly from the air

-It takes an average of 18 hummingbirds to weigh in at 1 ounce

-A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can

-During the height of the Y2K panic in 1999, the U.S. Federal Reserve released $200
billion to defend American banks from a mass cash withdrawal spurred by apocalyptic
terror of computer crashes

-The seeing-eye dog, or any dog trained to guide the blind, cannot tell a red light from
a green one. When it leads its master across the street, it watches the traffic flow to tell
when it is safe to cross

-A man’s brain is only 2 percent of his body weight, while a woman’s brain makes up
2.5 percent of her body weight,a full 25 percent more

-Benjamin Franklin slept in four beds every night. He had a theory that a warm bed
sapped a man’s vitality. So when one bed became too warm, Ben jumped into another

-The first VCR, or videocassette recorder, was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"

The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.

It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

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

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown's baseball team, [when he could find it!]).

The pancreas produces Insulin.

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).

A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

World Tourist day is observed on September 27.

Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).

Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.

There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

Turning a clock's hands counterclockwise while setting it is not necessarily harmful. It is only damaging when the timepiece contains a chiming mechanism.

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.

The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.

The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.

Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.

Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

Cats can hear ultrasound.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Children grow faster in the springtime.

On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.

Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"

Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

February is Black History Month.

Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

The original game of "Monopoly" was circular.
It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 a year.
Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The continents names all end with the same letter with which they start.
Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed --- that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
Blue whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as 3 Greyhound buses.
Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile; so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You'll lose him or her every time.
Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
Only female mosquitoes bite.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem, and, with legs dangling, fall asleep.
Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
The outdoor temperature can be estimated to within several degrees by timing the chirps of a cricket. It is done this way: count the number of chirps in a 15-second period, and add 37 to the total. The result will be very close to the actual Fahrenheit temperature. This formula, however, only works in warm weather. (Try it!)
In the United States, a pound of potato chips cost two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesar. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920's.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
The two longest one-syllable words in the English language is "screeched. & strengths."
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
Barbie's full first name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture cell' or 'picture element'.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
Chrysler built B-29's engines that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.
On the new hundred-dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
The vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar note depicts a likeness of the front of the Lincoln Memorial as it appeared in 1922 when it was first dedicated. At that time, there were only 48 states that made up the United States of America. The names of 26 states were engraved on the front of the Memorial. This is why only the names of 26 states appear in the vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar note. In the upper frieze of the façade in the vignette the states are from left to right: Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, and North Dakota. In the lower frieze from left to right the names of the states are: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Carolina, Hampshire, Virginia and New York.
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.
If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050
The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 Oz.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
Duddley DoRight's Horses name was "Horse."
Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain was born on a day in 1835 when Haley's Comet came into view. When He died in 1910, Haley's Comet came into view again.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
The first hard drive available for the Apple ][ had a capacity of 5megabytes.
In many cases, the amount of storage space on a record-able CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is 550 megabytes.
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.)
Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
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.
Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time.
The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
The largest city in the United States with a one syllable name is Flint, Michigan.
On the cartoon show 'The Jetsons', Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15.
In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
Only humans and horses have hymens.
The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
The state with the longest coastline in the US is Alaska.
We will have four consecutive full moons making two blue moons in 1999 (January 2 and 31, March 2 and 31.) The only other time it happened this century was in 1915 (January 1 and 31, March 1 and 31.)
Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going to actor's salaries.
Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation, was played by six different cats.
The longest U.S. highway is route 6 starting in Cape Cod, Massachusetts going through 14 states, and ending in Bishop, California...
The number of the trash compactor in Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977) is 3263827.
"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."
A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.
If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
Mr. Snuffleupagas' first name was Alyoisus.
In the movie "the Right Stuff" there is a scene where a government recruiter for the Mercury astronaut program (played by Jeff Goldblum) is in a bar at Muroc Dry Lake, California. His partner suggests Chuck Yeager as a good astronaut candidate. Jeff proceeds to bad mouth Yeager claiming they need someone who went to college. During the conversation the real Chuck Yeager is playing a bartender who is standing behind the recruiters eavesdropping. General Yeager is listed low in the movie credits as 'Fred.'
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopics- ilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultra-microscopicsilicovol- canoconioses, its plural.
The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatan- gihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai- whenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
Los Angeles's 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 it's brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
After the Civil War the U.S. sued Great Britain for damages that were caused by them building ships for the Confederacy. We originally asked for $1 billion but settled on $25 Million.
There are 22 stars surrounding the mountain on the Paramount Pictures logo.
Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.
There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
The only Dutch word to contain eight consecutive consonants is 'angstschreeuw'.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan's original name was Temujin.
The first word spoken by an ape in the movie Planet of the Apes was "Smile".
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order.
Geller and Huchra have made three-dimensional maps of the distribution of galaxies. In each layer of the map some galaxies are grouped together in such a way that they resemble a human being.
Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The second longest word in the English language is "antidisestablishmentarianism".
When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau."
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth ... and whose shame created the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."
The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
In 1969, the last Corvair was painted gold.
The real name of the "I've fallen and I can't get up" lady is Edith Fore.
Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
Betsy Ross's other contribution to the American Revolution, beside sewing the first American flag, was running a munitions factory in her basement.
The only real people to be a Pez head are
Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and Daniel Boone.
Steely Dan got their name from a sexual device depicted in the book 'The Naked Lunch'.
Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of "Helen" on "The Jeffersons."
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great phaoroh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, here, ere, therein, herein.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
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.
On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
"Evian" spelled backwards is naive.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
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.
The A&W of root beer fame stands for Allen and Wright.
A baby eel is called an elver, a baby oyster is called a spat.
Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.
Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world.
Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."
There are four cars and ten lightposts on the back of a ten-dollar bill.
ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their first names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni- frid.)
What five digit number, when multiplied by the number 4, is the same number with the digits in reverse order?
21978; 21978 x 4 = 87912.
It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
In the 1983 film "JAWS 3D" the shark blows up. Some of the shark guts were the stuffed ET dolls being sold at the time.
Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves fall off.
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.
St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man who ran a saloon there.
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
Moon was Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name. (Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon in 1969.)
Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? It's Paul Reiser himself.. And Greg Evigan sang the "My Two Dads" theme. Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser.Alan Thicke, the father in the TV show Growing Pains wrote the theme songs for The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes .
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
The Grateful Dead were once called The Warlocks.
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy.
The Skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radios newscast about the wreck.
The Professor's real name was Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann's last name was Summers and Mrs. Howell's maiden name was Wentworth.
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.
Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.
The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
The original fifty cent piece in Australian decimal currency had around $2.00 worth of silver in it before it was replaced with a less expensive twelve sided coin.
The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.
Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
The lead singer of The Knack, famous for "My Sharona," and Jack Kevorkian's lead defense attorney are brothers, Doug & Jeffrey Feiger.
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.
Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight. Elton comes from Elton Dean, a Bluesology sax player. John comes from Long John Baldry, founder of Blues Inc. They were the first electric white blues band ever seen in England- -1961
The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... Thus the saying.
Horses cannot vomit.
S.O.S. doesn't stand for "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls" -- It was just chosen by an 1908 international conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O were easy to remember and just about anyone couldkey it and read it, S = dot dot dot, O = dash dash dash..
Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.
When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny.
The way to get more mules is to mate a male donkey with a female horse.
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.
Hugh "Ward Cleaver" Beaumont was an ordained minister.
The Old English word for "sneeze" is "fneosan."
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
The Los Angeles Rams were the first U.S. football team to introduce emblems on their helmets.
The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
Dart-boards are made out of horsehair.
Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
Octopi have gardens.
"Ever think you're hearing something in a song, but they're really singing something else? The word for mis-heard lyrics is 'mondegreen,' and it comes from a folk song in the '50's. The singer was actually singing "They slew the Earl of Morray and laid him on the green," but this came off sounding like 'They slew the Earl of Morray and Lady Mondegreen.'"
Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.
'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
One of the longest English words that can be typed using the top row of a typewriter (allowing multiple uses of letters) is 'typewriter.'
When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.
The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man.
To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
During conscription for WWII, there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.
Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
Stalin was only five feet, four inches tall.
Stalin's left foot had webbed toes, and his left arm is noticeably shorter than his right.
Swans and Ducks are the only birds with penises.
in fact, the longest bird penis on record belongs to a duck
A whale's penis is called a dork.
Some carnivores, rodents, bats and insectivores have a penis bone, called a baculum.
A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size.
Tomb robbers believed that knocking Egyptian sarcophagi's noses off would and therefore forestall curses.
The allele for six fingers and toes is dominant in humans.
The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
Medieval knights put sharkskin on their sword handles to give them a more secure grip; they would dig the sharp scales into their palms.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
The only planet without a ring is earth.
Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots.
Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."
A group of frogs is called an army.
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of whales is called a pod.
A group of geese is called a gaggle.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of officers is called a mess.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
The 80s song "Rosanna" from the Eighties was written about Rosanna Arquette, the actress.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
Starfish don't have brains.
Shrimps' hearts are in their heads.
Did you know that the actor Jane Seymour's birth name is:
Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg.
Roy Rogers name was Leonard Slye
Dale Evans was Frances Octavia Smith.
The derivation of the word trivia comes from the Latin "tri-" + "via", which means three streets. This is because in ancient times, at an intersection of three streets in Rome, they would have a type of kiosk where ancillary information was listed. You might be interested in it, you might not, hence they were bits of"trivia."
Henry VIII only had two of his wives executed;
Anne Boleyn (#2) and Catherine Howard (#5).
Catherine of Aragon (#1) died after he had divorced her,
Jane Seymour (#3) died after childbirth (of Edward),
Anne of Cleves (#4) died after he divorced her
Katherine Parr (#6) actually outlived Henry.
Jellyfish have no brains, yet they can tell light from dark, and sence movement.
The term 'flying on cloud 9' originates from military flights. Cloud types are classified as numbers... with 'cloud 9' being a very tall thunderstorm. Jets have to climb to an extremely high altitude in order to fly over 'cloud 9.
A dogs sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew. In fact, if you unfolded and laid out the delicate membranes from inside a dogs nose, the membranes would be larger than the dog itself.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. I keep my toothbrush in the living room now.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
The wingspan of the B-36, a retired USAF bomber, was twice as long.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
So did the first 'Marlboro Man'.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
All U.S. presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like to be seen wearing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Turtles can breathe through their butts
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a two-way mirror?? Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, for it is a two-way mirror
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:o?=o?= Tom Sawyer.
Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
In Massachusetts - It is illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder
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.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month? A. Conception.
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? A. Obsession
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 laserbprinters all have in common? A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey
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.o?= 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.o?= 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.o?= 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 a 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.
Your fingernail has the same ingredients as fly poop
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
The Declaration of Independence (the very official copy in the Rotunda of the National Archives) is written on parchment, not paper.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
A 2x4 is actually 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" .
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
Every person has a unique tongue print. (Say "aaah")
The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son. Irony.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
Chocolate kills dogs! Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog. (Debated)
Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If they were captured, the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
Most lipstick contains fish scales. Yum.
Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like Sue-ice.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the high costs in California during these years it was deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters. The proper term for upper case letters is "majuscule" and for lower case it's "minuscule".
The printing industry gives us other popular phrases, such as "mind your 'p's and 'q's." The moveable block type had the letters in reverse so they would read correctly when imprinted on paper. Apprentices had to remove the type from the pages and return the blocks to their upper and lower cases. Each drawer in the case held a different size of letters, and each drawer was divided into compartments (called sorts) for each letter. The letters 'p' and 'q' could easily be mistaken, so the master printer would advise their apprentices to mind their 'p's and 'q's. (This is debated. Link.)
When the master printer was building a page and discovered that a particular sort was empty, he would get angry. Thus the term "out of sorts".
The question mark came from a monk habit of writing the Latin word for question, quo, at the end of sentences. Over time, the letters were written vertically to save space and morphed into the ? we write today. Similarly, the exclamation point came from the Latin word "Lo", meaning something important that should be heeded. (Lo and behold...)
Wellfleet, Massachusetts has the only town clock in the world that strikes ship's time. (Rings every half hour, to a maximum of 8 rings at the end of each four hour period.)
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with the words orange, purple, or silver, or month. (Debated, as I don't think that sliver is a rhyme for silver, or pimple a good rhyme with purple, etc.)
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. (New or old? Not sure. Probably the old one.)
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
There are four cars and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.
Scissors as we know them today (well, pretty much) were invented in Rome in about 100 AD (or CE, if you want to be politically correct).
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and look like it is stinging itself to death. It spasms a lot. Smile
Most scorpions will glow under black (ultraviolet) light. (?!)
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
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.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springstein's 'Born in the USA.'
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
The first product Motorola developed was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
Roses MAY be red, but violets ARE, indeed, violet.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand. One should carry a stout pole while travelling in quicksand country...when placed under one's back, it helps one to float out of the quicksand.
Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.
Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to digest a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. (Mmm, diet food.)
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.
In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than one hundred years before either moon was discovered.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." For that matter, Sherlock Holmes never existed in the first place. But the address where he supposedly lived, 221B Baker Street, still gets a lot of fan mail. I am told that there is a desk there that has the sign "Secretary to Mr. Holmes".
An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing. (?!)
Birds have the right of way on all Utah highways.
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit will damage it.
The number one selling CD in history is the third Beatles anthology. It recently beat out the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits."
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
If you drop a penny off of the Empire State Building, it will be going 106 miles per hour (terminal velocity) when it reaches the ground. Something moving this fast may actually cause head injuries if it lands on you. (OUCH)
The original Winnie the Pooh was a real live bear found outside of Winnipeg, Canada, hence the name Winnie.
Francis Bacon died in his attempt to find a better way to serve food. He caught a case of pneumonia while attempting to stuff a chicken with snow. Ironically, the chicken survived the ordeal.
Dachshunds were originally bred in 1600 to hunt dachs, which is German for badgers. (Historically speaking, 1600 was a slow year.)
Houdini's real name was Ehrich Weiss.
The first zoo in America was in Philadelphia.
Laser is actually an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation."
The world's first passenger train made its debut in England in 1825.
If you hate our "QWERTY" keyboard layout, blame Christopher Sholes. He changed it from the original in 1873 to lessen the chances of the keys jamming.
Napoleon III suffered from ailurophobia, which is a fear of cats.
Escalator is one of many words that were originally trademarks but have become ordinary words found in dictionaries. Some other words which were originally trademarks and have now passed into common use are aspirin, autoharp, band-aids, breathalyzer, cellophane, Coke (in some areas, at least), corn flakes, cube steak, ditto, dry ice, dumpster, formica, Frisbee, granola, gunk, jeep, kerosene, Kleenex, mace, nylon, ping-pong (also an onomatopoeia), popsicle, Q-tip, rollerblade, rolodex, Scotch tape, sheetrock, spandex, styrofoam, tabloid, thermos, trampoline, yo-yo, xerox, and zipper.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there. Also, the powder on the bark of a quaking aspen tree works as a mosquito repellent.
Wild plants that are edible: (this is about the only non-useless info on here...)
Burdock (very bitter)
Dogwood berries, but not the plant (the berries taste like burdock)
The inside bark of a cottonwood tree
The white inside part of a cattail (tastes good! Sort of like a really mild cucumber.)
Watercress (sold as a delicacy in restaurants, but I don't like it much, it tastes like a really spicy radish)
Poplar bark
Anise (Very good, if you like black licorice!)
Dandelions. The leaves make a great salad, and the roots can be roasted and ground into something kind of like coffee.
Any kind of mint, which is recognizable from the smell
Wild rose hips, but not the plant (the hips are high in Vitamin C and are an ingredient in many teas.)
Thistle (Scrape the thorns off, duh! Eat the leaf or the inside of the blossom.)
Quaking aspen leaves, but they aren't exactly for eating. Make a tea of them to kill minor headaches because they contain salicylic (sic?) acid, the active ingredient of aspirin.
Some berries, including strawberries, raspberries, chokecherries (too much pit to be worth it), currants (TART!), serviceberries, gooseberries (green and stripy and TART!), purple elderberries (red ones are poisonous), etc. Don't eat sumac berries, they are poisonous!
Prickly pear. If you scrape off the skin and boil the inside, it tastes good!
Clover. Not sure how that tastes.
Wild plants that are poisonous! (some more non-useless, a disgrace to the site)
Nightshade, recognizable by its purple and yellow flower
Dogwood
Houndstounge
The wild rose plant, not the hips
Most mushrooms. Don't eat any unless you know what you are doing.
RED elderberries. Purple ones are okay.
A whole lot of other things. If you don't know what it is, don't eat it.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
No piece of paper can be folded in half consecutively more than 7 times (doubling factor... you end up folding 27 == 128 sheets of paper).
1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television. (I have!)
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The king of hearts on playing cards is the only king without a moustache.
A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in waking you up in the morning. (Go figure.)
The little plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. (Why do you name them?)
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. (Hmm, wonder why.)
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Betsy Ross, Jackie Onassis, JFK, and Daniel Boone have all appeared on Pez dispensers.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. (I'm not sure if that counts 50 cent pieces or not.)
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
"Dreamt" and "undreamt" are the only English words that end in the letters "mt."
47.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
26 (easily visible, there may be more) states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the old US $5 bill.
The almond is a member of the peach family.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."
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.
In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
A mayfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (As noted by a reader: "The reason a goldfish swims back and forth and back and forth across the fish bowl all day long everyday is because by the time it gets to one side of the bowl it forgets what's on the other side of the bowl. Every trip is a new adventure! (Hey, I wonder what's over there!.... Hey! I wonder what's over THERE!)" Smile)
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (Updated: I've had one person say they can do it. But still.)
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Wonder what it did to his liver?) That researcher also invented microwave popcorn.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
The data track on a CD is a very long spiral. If it were unwound and laid out in a straight line, it would be over 3.5 miles long.
It is impossible to lick your elbow or stick your elbow in your ear. (Updated: I've recieved many e-mails from people who actually can lick their elbow. Most people can't do it, and I have yet to get an elbow-ear report.)
A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twerp.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
Rats and horses can't vomit.
"The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
A lot of photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
The oldest standing building in Australia is Captain James Cook's house, brought over from England brick by brick. Why? Smile
Paul McCartney's real first name is James - Paul is his middle name. Thus, all the Beatles (including Ringo, whose first name is Richard) were named after kings.
The hole inside a CD is exactly the same size as an old Dutch 10 cent coin, called the "dubbeltje". (?!) Of course, all the European countries (save a few) have gone Euro now.
Killer whales are not, technically, whales. They are orcas, a relative of the porpoise and the dolphin.
If you stroke a shark from nose to tail, it is smooth. If you stroke it the other way, it is rough, and on some species, can even give you hand lacerations.
Elephants are the only land mammals that can't jump.
More about elephants: If you add up the circumference of two feet, you get exactly the elephant's height. (?!)
Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist. (On me, it's nearly exact. Smile )
In 10 minutes, a hurricane expends more energy than all of the nuclear weapons in the world combined.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
90% of all New York cabbies are recently arrived immigrants. (This reminds me of a Douglas Adams quote. If you can tell me which book, I'll give you... umm... nothing. Oh, wait *rummages* I have some undying respect I can throw in.)
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
A snail can sleep for three months.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
All polar bears, despite being near the North Pole, are southpaws. (ooh, bad pun)
"Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Americans eat on average 18 acres worth of pizza every day.

Here are extras just incase xD

1. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen. During his life he predicted that he would die when it could be seen.

2. US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.

3. The “57″ on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.

4. Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually. On average, that’s 3 pounds a day per person.

5. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.

6. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.

7. 98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.

8. A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

9. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

10. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

11. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

12. Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.

13. Triskaidekaphobia means fear of the number 13. Paraskevidekatriaphobia means fear of Friday the 13th (which occurs one to three times a year). In Italy, 17 is considered an unlucky number. In Japan, 4 is considered an unlucky number.

14. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

15. All the chemicals in a human body combined are worth about 6.25 euro (if sold separately).

16. In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.

17. The ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan.

18. Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.

19. A “2 by 4″ is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.

20. It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.

21. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades = David ; Clubs = Alexander the Great ; Hearts = Charlemagne ; Diamonds = Caesar

22. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

23. Every person, including identical twins, has a unique eye and tongue print along with their finger print.

24. The “spot” on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

25. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

Sry if I number them wrong
The last bunch are just randomly numbered

Hope you guys like the useless knowledge Very Happy
Beat that Jay! Very Happy


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PostSubject: Random thing   Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:35 am

Bwizze Events is the most random thing :3> lol!
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PostSubject: Bring it on jay!   Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:57 am

I got a bunch more where those came from!
You wanna go!
Lets go Jay....
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PostSubject: Re: GO WITH THE RANDO   Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:58 am

NoDex4Matt wrote:
I got a bunch more where those came from!
You wanna go!
Lets go Jay....
Check back at my one earlier.... Evil or Very Mad

Dam, I'll never win.
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i shall win! >Very Happy
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PostSubject: Noooo!!   Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:31 am

Must not lose!
Must beat Jay!
Its on!
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