Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Interesting Facts

I borrowed these from another blogger named Andrea Buffaloe:

1. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
2. Pearls melt in vinegar.
3. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro,
Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
4. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
5. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in
the palms of their hands.
6. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from
the sale of vodka.
7. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
dog" uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by
Western Union to test telex/two communications.)
8. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without
repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
9. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with
only the left hand.
10. No word in the English language rhymes with month,
orange, silver, or purple.
11. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
12. 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.
13. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie"
(thus the name of the Don McLean song).
14. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
15. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their
unwanted people without killing them used to burn their
houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
16. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence
on July 4th, 1776: John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of
the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't
added until five years later.
17. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
18. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen
19. The name "Jeep" came from the abbreviation used in the
army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
20. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the
lowest point in Colorado.
21. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
22. 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
23. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck
on 4:20.
24. 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.
25. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or
26. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original
"Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
27. If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will
keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
28. Snails can sleep for three years without eating.
29. Actor Tommy Lee Jones and Vice President Al Gore were
freshman roommates at Harvard.
30. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually
indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they
could be confused at a crime scene.
31. Any month that begins on a Sunday will always have a
Friday the 13th.
32. James Doohan, who played Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott
on Star Trek, was missing the entire middle finger of his
right hand.
33. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile
in every five must be straight. These straight sections are
usable as airstrips in times
34. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.