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Marie5656
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Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive

from each salad served first class: $40,000.

City with the most Rolls Royce's 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%

Average number of days a West German goes without washing his

underwear: 7 (I wonder how they discovered THIS?

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: $6,400

Average number of people airborne over the US at any given hour: 61,000

Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70%

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches

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 Sawyer.

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

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 National Monuments.

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 building.

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.

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 thirteen seconds.

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 somewhere.

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 it burns.

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 or older.

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



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Marie5656 wrote:

Average number of days a West German goes without washing his

underwear: 7 (I wonder how they discovered THIS?

I guarantee it wasn't original research on my part.)




Seven days?? blimey, I bet the underwear could have walked itself to the washbasket by then......:-2
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did you know that Humans and elephants are the only mammals that cry. LOL
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And I also heard that dolphins are the only mammals besides humans who have sex simply for pleasure.
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A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size.:eek:
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zinkyusa wrote: A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size.:eek:


Well, I've got a "Winkle". does that count?:-3
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woppy71 wrote: Well, I've got a "Winkle". does that count?:-3


fraid, I'm not qualified to comment on your winkle wop..:wah:
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