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interesting facts

Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?

A. Conception.


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


A. Obsession


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 bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and

laser printers all have in common?

A. All invented by women.


Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey


Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the


A. Father's Day


Q. What trivial fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most


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.


Did you know...


The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television

were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.


Coca-Cola was originally green.


Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear & smell better.


The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:



The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%

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 at any given hour:



Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.


That San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.


Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from


Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne;

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.


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.


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


The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII 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 an old English law which

stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.


The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the

"General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.


The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each

gallon of diesel that it burns

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.


The nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosey" is a rhyme about the plague.

Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring

around the rosey"), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would

put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would

cover the smell of the sores("a pocket full of posies"). Furthermore, people

who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread

of the disease ("ashes, ashes, we all fall down."


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