The first couple to be shown in bed together on
prime time television were Fred and Wilma
Coca-Cola was originally green.
Every day more money is printed for
Monopoly than the US Treasury.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not
Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2)
Poodle; 3) Golden retriever. Dumbest: Afghan
Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
Men can read smaller print than women;
women can hear better.
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:
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:
Barbie's measurements if she were life size:
Average number of days a West German goes
without washing his underwear: 7
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: 50%
Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of
Average number of people airborne over the
US any given hour: 61,000.
Percentage of Americans who have visited
Disneyland/Disney World: 70%
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7
Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F.
Kennedy for Profiles in Courage
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in
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
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
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 Snoopy is the official rock song of
Did you know that there are coffee flavored
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.
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are
not "playing." They actually pass out from
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 =
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 2, but the last signature wasn't added
until 5 years later.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the
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 an
old English law which stated that you couldn't
beat your wife with anything wider than your
An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is
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.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation
used in the army for the "General Purpose"
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
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than
the lowest point in Colorado.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected
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
How about this....
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..."), 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!")
Muzaher Poonawala 07/24/1998Categories: Clean, Silly, True Stories