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Votes:15Rating:Rating = 4.13

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

>In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
>Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I.
>Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
>In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
>About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it. (Who studied this and why? LOL :)
>You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
>An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
>Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
>Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
>The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
>A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
>The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500's.
>The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
>A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
>The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
>Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
>The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
>In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.
>Every person has a unique tongue print.
>Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
>Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
>Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
>Bubble gum contains rubber.
>You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
>Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
>The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
>Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
>Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
>The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
>Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
>In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
>A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
>About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
>It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
>Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze.
>Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
>Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so.

 

The life span of a tastebud is ten days.

"Stewardesses" and "reverberated" are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand.

Alaska could hold the 21 smallest States.

In 1986 Danny Heep became the first player in a World Series to be a designated hitter (DH) with the initials "D.H."

Before Prohibition, Schlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except The Catholic Church.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Hupmobile.

Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together.

They were even in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the fraternity house walls with drawings of his characters.

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don't, you can't see it.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and they figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casbah" by the Clash.

It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read zero.

In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not renumber the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up but no channel 1.

Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.

The highest scoring word in the English language game of Scrabble is 'Quartzy'. This will score 164 points if played across a red triple-word square with the Z on a light blue double-letter square. It will score 162 points if played across two pink double-word squares with the Q and the Y on those squares. 'Bezique' and 'Cazique' are next with a possible 161 points. All three words score an extra 50 points for having seven letters and therefore emptying the letter rack in one go.

The ashes of the average cremated person weighs nine pounds.

Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are 40,320 ways to arrange the other eight reindeer.

The dial tone of a normal telephone is in the key of "F".

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

In the four major US professional sports, (Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey), there are only seven teams whose nicknames do not end with an "S".   Basketball: The Miami Heat, The Utah Jazz, The Orlando Magic. Baseball: The Boston Red Sox, The Chicago White Sox. Hockey: The Colorado Avalanche, The Tampa Bay Lightning. Football: None.

Beelzebub, another name for the devil, is Hebrew for "Lord of the Flies," and this is where the book's title comes from.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen.

There were no squirrels on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts until 1989.

The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."

The Les Nessman character on the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati wore a Band-Aid in every episode. Either on himself, his glasses, or his clothing.

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

A pregnant goldfish is called a "twit."

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

Former US Senator Barry Goldwater attended the opening night ceremonies and festivities at Bugsy Siegel's famous Las Vegas Casino. They left him out of the movie "Bugsy."

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.

Gilligan of "Gilligan's Island" had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was "Willy.."

Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" being played on the radio.

The pet ferret (Mustela putorias furo) was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat.

The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson's day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.

The term "devil's advocate" comes from the Roman Catholic church. When deciding if someone should be sainted, a devil's advocate is  always appointed to give an alternative view.

BELOW THIS LINE ARE NEW ENTRIES I RECEIVED RECENTLY......SOME, OR MANY, MAY VERY WELL BE DUPLICATES !!

In every episode of "Seinfeld" there is a Superman somewhere.

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

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

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 renumber 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."

"Hang On Sloopy" is the official rock song of Ohio.

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ candies?

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore 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 an equestrian statue in the park has the horse with 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. (The exception are Kings and Queens, whose Horeses always have at least one leg into the air. even when they are alive. I guess being royalty is an uphill battle all the way. -- Sent in by alert reader Robbert Michel in the Netherlands)

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them directly used to 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 five years later.

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

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the 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.

An ostrich's eye is bigger that its' brain.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

The Eisenhower Interstate Highway 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.

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-Star 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."

In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

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

There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25mpy... miles- per-year.

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

The Bible has been translated into Klingon.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

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

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

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

Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age of the Rolling Stones: 50.6.

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.

According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn ornament in their yard

Internationally, "Baywatch" is the most popular TV show in history.

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