FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW AND MIGHT
NEED BADLY SOME DAY
- Money isn't made of paper. It's
made of cotton.
- The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle
represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once produced.
- A rat can last longer without water
than a camel.
- Your stomach has to produce a new
layer of mucus every two weeks, or it will digest itself.
- The Declaration of Independence
was written on hemp paper. For those of you who don't know what hemp
is . . . it's pot.
- The dot over the letter "i"
is called a tittle.
- A raisin dropped in a glass of
fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom
of the glass to the top.
- Susan Lucci is the daughter of
- A female ferret will die if it
goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
- A duck's quack doesn't echo. No
one knows why.
- A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by
- Forty percent of McDonald's profits
come from the sales of Happy Meals.
- Every person has a unique eye &
- The "spot" on the 7-Up
comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
- In Webster's 1996 dictionary 315
entries were misspelled.
- During the chariot scene in "Ben
Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance.
- On average, 12 newborns will be
given to the wrong parents daily. 18 John Wilkes Booth's brother once
saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
- Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine
are brother and sister.
- Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate
affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to
kill a small dog.
- Daniel Boone detested coonskin
- Special playing cards were issued
to British pilots in W.W.II. If captured, the cards could be soaked
in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
- Most lipstick contains fish scales.
- Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks
by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing
the shark to explode.
- Donald Duck comics were banned
from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
- Dr. Seuss is actually pronounced
Seuss such that it sounds like "Sue-ice."
- Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as
- Due to the extremely high prices
in California during the boom years of the 1849 gold rush in California,
it was cheaper to send shirts to Hawaii for washing and ironing.
- American Airlines saved $40,000
in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in First Class.
- Because metal was scarce, the Oscars
given out during WWII were made of wood.
- The number of possible ways of
playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
- Upper and lower case letters are
"upper" and "lower" because back when printing
type had to be set in individual letters, capital letters were stored
in a type case mounted above the case that stored the non-capital
- There are no clocks in Las Vegas
- There are no words in the dictionary
that rhyme with orange, purple, or silver.
- The numbers 172 can be found on
the back of the "old" US 5-dollar bill, in the bushes at
the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
- The name Wendy was made up for
the book Peter Pan. Before that there was never a record of the name
- The very first bomb dropped by
the Allies on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin
- There are 4 cars and 11 lightposts
on the back of the "old" US 10 dollar bill.
- Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
It took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
- If one places a tiny amount of
liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to
- Bruce Lee was so fast that they
actually had to slow down the film so you could see his moves.
- If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes
and 4 pennies, that totals $1.19, you also have the largest amount
of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
- The first CD pressed in the US
was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
- The mask used by Michael Myers
in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk
mask painted white.
- The original name for butterfly
- 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 first product Motorola started to develop was a
record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player
on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
- Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
- By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back,
you cannot sink into quicksand.
- Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo.
- Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories
to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
- Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie
Chaplin look-alike contest.
- In Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift described the
two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and
speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either
moon was discovered.
- Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from
- Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear
- An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal
for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
- Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.
- The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
- The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for
being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
- Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they
go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages it,
- Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible
computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's
Flight Simulator. 63 Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.