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Coca-Cola was originally green.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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 youngest pope was 11 years old.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades- King David, Hearts- Charlemagne, Clubs- Alexander,
the Great, Diamonds- Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park is of a person on a horse has both
front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the
horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds
received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the
ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on
July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest
signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added
until 5 years later.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that
make them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super bowl.
The only two days of the year in which there are no
professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day
before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
Q. What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other TV show?
A. No theme song
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace.
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have
to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers,
and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all
people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured
on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress
tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence
the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that
for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply
his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey
beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was
called the honey month or what 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 ancient England a person could not have
sex unless you had consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal
Family). When anyone wanted to have a baby, they got
consent of the King. The King gave them a placard
that they hung on their door while they were having
sex. The placard had F.*.*.*. (Fornication Under
Consent of the King) on it. Now you know where that came from.
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was
entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF
entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were
Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's
stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World WarII were
made of wood.
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.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and
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 name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a
recorded Wendy before!
Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, also, it took him 10 years to paint
Mona Lisa's lips.
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.
Bubble gum contains rubber.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'
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.
Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of
celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
An elephant can smell water three miles away.
An Elephant Greeting!
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 damages them.
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed
it every 2 innings!
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
What American Indian tribe has the largest U.S. population? Cherokee
According to 1990 U.S. Census, 7 of the 10 American Indian reservations with the largest populations were located partly of fully in this state. Name it. Arizona
Around 1821, this legendary Cherokee, known to many Americans as George Guess, developed a syllabary of 85 characters that represented all the sounds in the Cherokee tongue and allowed Cherokees to write in their own language, trailblazing the way for The Cherokee Phoenix, the first newspaper by American Indians. Name him. Sequoyah