|The first couple to be
shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma
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 world's youngest parents
were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11 years
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
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.
Hershey's Kisses are called that
because the machine that makes them looks like it's
kissing the conveyor belt.
No NFL team which plays its home
games in a domed stadium had ever won a Super bowl
until the Rams won 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.
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
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.
Q. What is the most bacteria
ridden part of the house?
A. The bathroom doorknob. This is because some people
do not wash their hands or use soap after going to
the bathroom. Ugh!
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,
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
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.