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When you scan a code on a gravestone, you can read an obituary and see photos of the deceased. In , before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job? In Peanuts in , Snoopy trained to become a champion arm-wrestler. In the end, he was disqualified for not having thumbs.
About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue. She also preferred "him-i-canes. The Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things. Herbert Hoover was Stanford's football team manager. At the first Stanford-Cal game in , he forgot to bring the ball. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in as a tropical flavored ice cream topping. During a episode of Sesame Street , Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid.
Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey went on a couple dates in the mids. It was Roger who convinced her to syndicate her talk show. The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
It's called "gymnophobia" — the fear of nude bodies. Reno is farther west than Los Angeles. Kool-Aid was originally marketed as "Fruit Smack. Only female mosquitoes will bite you.
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That thing you use to dot your lowercase "i" is called a tittle. The only number whose letters are in alphabetical order is 40 f-o-r-t-y. Bono was born Paul David Hewson. The Edge's name is David Howell Evans. The Arkansas School for the Deaf's nickname is the Leopards.
Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania. Jason Schwartzman's mom is Talia Shire. The Q in Q-tips stands for quality. They were originally called Baby Gays. The giant inflatable rat that shows up at union protests has a name—Scabby. A milliHelen is the quantity of beauty required to launch just one ship. However, more than 78 million did not vote. David Bowie used to think he was being stalked by someone who is dressed like a giant pink rabbit.
Bowie noticed the fan at several recent concerts, but became alarmed when he got on a plane and the bunny was also on board. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and whose shame created the expression for ignominy: The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.
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In Ancient Egypt , priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. More than 8, US troops are still listed as missing in action from the Korean War. As of January 1, , the population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds. There is a birth every eight seconds, an immigrant is added every 25 seconds, and a death every 13 seconds. Inn the great fire of , half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured. The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist. In Egypt around B.
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Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths. She was the great-great granddaughter of the woman who'd broken her engagement to Lumley, eighty years before. In Elizabethan England, the spoon was so novel and prized that people carried their own folding spoons to banquets.
It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone. Millie the White House dog earned more than four times as President Bush in A law passed in Nebraska in set hard rules of the road. Drivers in the country at night were required to stop every yards, send up a skyrocket, then wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.
Louis XIV of France really was as unpleasant a fellow as he's been depicted. In , when he was visiting a school at Clermont, he heard from the school's authorities that one of the children, a nine- year-old Irish lad named Francis Seldon, had made a pun about the king's bald head.
He had a secret warrant drawn up for the child's arrest, and young Seldon was thrown into solitary confinement in the Bastille. His parents, members of one of Europe's richest merchant families, were told simply that the child had disappeared. Days turned to months, months to years, and Louis himself passed away. But Francis spent sixty-nine years "in the hole" for making fun of the king's baldness. A Boeing airliner is made of 3,, separate parts. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt. In , there was only one country in the world with no telephones: The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
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. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards. The word "testify" is based on the Ancient Roman practice of making men swear on their testicles when making a statement in court. In England in the s, "pants" was considered a dirty word.
According to many language experts, the most difficult kind of phrase to create is a palindrome, a sentence or group of sentences that reads the same backward and forward. Red rum, sir, is murder. Ma is as selfless as I am. Nurse, I spy gypsies. A man, a plan, a canal - Panama. He lived as a devil, eh? The dot that appears over the letter i is called a "tittle.
There is a bar in London that sells vaporized vodka, which is inhaled instead of sipped. In the White House, there are 13, knives, forks, and spoons. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. Coca-cola was originally green. The only food that does not spoil: The Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
Almonds are members of the peach family. Cranberry is the only Jell-O flavor that contains real fruit flavoring. The drive-through line on opening day at the McDonald's restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was seven miles long at its peak. Celery has negative calories!
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. The average American drinks about sodas a year. One in every four Americans has appeared on television. In , more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers. There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year. There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India. Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: Portion of land in the US owned by the government: Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
In 21 states, Wal-Mart is the single largest employer. It's against the law in Kansas to catch fish with your bare hands. Maine is the only state a one-syllable name. There are 2,, millionaires in the United States. The United States has five percent of the world's population, but twenty-five percent of the world's prison population.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona. In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes. More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50, English words.
One out of five people in the world 1. Quebec City, Canada, has about as much street crime as Disney World. The canal generates fully one-third of Panama's entire economy. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere. The Spanish word esposa means "wife. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be She would stand 7 feet, 2 inches tall. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. In Tokyo you can buy a toupee for your dog. A dime has ridges around the edge. In the animal fact 22, I guess I could be a snail!
Did you know North Carolina it is illegal to paint your horse. Catsup is another term for ketchup. Did you check any of these before posting them? It seems to be missing the word "even exchange". The final touch was good. Anyway all the facts are supercool. Gaylord Perry hit a total of six home runs. Not one as it says in item 1.
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