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Old 09-29-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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These are some useless facts that I've collected over some length of time. Enjoy. P.S. It's really long, so it will kill some time at work. LOL.

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong.

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.

Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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

Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

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.

First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

The 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, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

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

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 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 name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The first NFL team that plays its home games in a domed stadium to win a Superbowl was the St. Louis Rams in 1999.

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

The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosy is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosy..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of posies..."), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!")

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?
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 bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

Q. This 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. He was allergic to carrots.

40% of all people who come to a party snoop in your medicine cabinet.

An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.

The estimated number of M & M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

Wine will spoil if exposed to light, hence tinted bottles.

A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not. (I'm going home to boil an egg tonight)

Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.

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

Parker Brothers prints about 50 billion dollars worth of Monopoly money in one year. (which is more than real money printed in a year)

203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

No word in the English language rhymes with "month".

If you put a raisin in a champagne bottle, it will rise and fall continuously.

The letter J does not appear ANYWHERE in the periodic table of elements.

In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.

Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states in the United States.

Federal law forbids recycling used eyeglasses in the United States

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

If you are hedenophobic, you have a fear of pleasure.

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom more often.

The longest word that can be typed solely with the left hand is stewardess

There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper

Cleveland spelled backwards is "DNA level C."

The # symbols is often referred to as a "number sign" or "pound sign." Its actual name is an octothorpe

The letter "W" is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn't have just one syllable it has three.

The letters in the abbreviation e.g. stand for exempli gratia a Latin term meaning "for example."

Women blink nearly twice as much as men do.

This one is deep...think about the cultural impact this could have: NO WAR HAS BEEN FOUGHT WHERE BOTH COUNTRIES HAD A McDonalds

For the "wrong handed" people...Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people! That means DEATH to Lefties

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

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

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

The state of Florida is bigger than England!

The youngest person to give birth was a five-yr. old tribal girl (C-Section of course)
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Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll
squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out"?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible
crisp which no decent human being would eat?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut,
why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't
point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are
going to look up there anyway?

Why does goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're
both dogs!

What do you call male ballerinas?

Why ARE Trix only for kids?

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that Acme crap, why didn't
he just buy dinner?

Why is a person that handles your money called a 'Broker'?

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

If a man is talking in the forest, and no woman is there to hear him, is
he still wrong?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Is Disney World the only people trap operated by a mouse?

Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same
tune?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but
call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at
you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the
window.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's
nuclear weapons combined.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived
immigrants.

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

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

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

A snail can sleep for three years.

No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

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

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left handed.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,
including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only on one row of the keyboard.

"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She
would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Almost everyone who reads this thread will try to lick their elbow.
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ahahahahaha very good

i wonder how many do try to lick there elbow
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You'd be supprised. It's worth a shot. I'm sure someone can do it.
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Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE

Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?


so if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the "Jags" and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the "Bucs," what does that make the Tennessee Titans?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one enjoys it?

There are three religious truths:
1. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
2. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
3. Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store or at Hooters

1. If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

2. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

3. Why do we say something is out of whack? What's a whack?

4. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

>> > 5. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
>> >
>> > 6. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
>> >
>> > 7. When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts"
>> > and you put your two cents in . . . what happens to the other
>>penny?
>> >
>> > 8. Why is the man who invests all your money called a
>> > broker?
>> >
>> > 9. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't
>> > they just stale bread to begin with?
>> >
>> > 10. When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it
>> > say?
>> >
>> > 11. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist
>> > but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
>> >
>> > 12. Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
>> >
>> > 13. Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
>> >
>> > 14. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?
>> >
>> > 15. "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the
>> > English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest
>>sentence? DEFINITELY
>> >
>> > 16. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,
>> > doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians
>>denoted,
>> >
>> > cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and
>>dry
>> > cleaners depressed?
>> >
>> > 17. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it
>> > Fed UP?
>> >
>> > 18. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?
>> >
>> > 19. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses
>> > of bald men?
>> >
>> > 20. I was thinking about how people seem to read the
>> > Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me
>>...
>> > they're cramming for their final exam.
>> >
>> > 21. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with
>> > tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese
>>mothers use?
>> >
>> > Toothpicks?
>> >
>> > 22. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post
>> > Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't
>>they just
>> > put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look
>>for
>> > them while they deliver the mail?
>> >
>> > 23. If it's true that we are here to help others, then
>> > what exactly are the others here for?
>> >
>> > 24. You never really learn to swear until you learn to
>> > drive.
>> >
>> > 25. No one ever says, "It's only a game" when their team
>> > is winning.
>> >
>> > 26. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if
>> > it didn't zigzag?
>> >
>> > 27. Last night I played a blank tape at full blast. The
>> > mime next door went nuts.
>> >
>> > 28. If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?
>> >
>> > 29. Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?
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Wow, you should have your own talk show....i bet the phones would never stop ringing....
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lol, that would be funny.
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LOL coke used to be green
Thats put me off it for a while LOL
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