Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not
Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating
from each salad served first class: $40,000.
City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita:
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:
Average number of days a West German goes without
underwear: 7 (I wonder how they discovered
I guarantee it wasn't original research on my part.)
Percentage of American men who say they would marry
the same woman
if they had it to do all over again: 80%
Percentage of American women who say they'd
marry the same man if
they had it to do all over again: 50%
Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
Average number of people airborne over the
US at any given hour: 61,000
Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney
Average life span of a major league baseball:
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.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita
than any other nation.
First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel
1 to mobile
services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance)
but did not
re-number the other channel assignments. That
is why your TV set
has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled
without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
The reason firehouses have circular stairways
is from the days of
old when the engines were pulled by horses.
The horses were stabled
on the ground floor and figured out how to
walk up straight staircases.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American
Pie." (Thus the
name of the Don McLean song.)
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are
not "playing." They
actually pass out from sheer terror.
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
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a
great king from history.
Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the
Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius
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
battle; if the horse has all four legs
on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of
their unwanted people
without killing them would burn their houses
down - hence the expression "to get fired."
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence
on July 4th,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the
rest signed on August
2nd, 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
and old English law
which stated that you couldn't beat your wife
with anything wider than your thumb.
An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is
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.
David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader
suit in Star Wars. He
spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know
that he was going to be
dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw
the screening of the movie.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used
in the army for the
"General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
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 cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II,
moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower
than the lowest point in Colorado.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
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.
No NFL team which plays its home games in a
domed stadium has ever
won a Superbowl.
The first toilet ever seen on television was
on "Leave It To Beaver".
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.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."