This is a list of facts designed to clear your mind of side issues like politics and the state of business.
1. A rat can last longer
without water than a camel.
2. Your stomach has to
produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
3. The dot over the letter
"i" is called a tittle.
4. A raisin dropped in a
glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom
of the glass to the top.
5. A female ferret will die
if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
6. A duck's quack doesn't
echo. No one knows why.
7. A 2" X 4" Stud
is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".
8. During the chariot scene
in 'Ben Hur,' a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing
9. On average, 12 newborns
will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries... ..)
10. Donald Duck comics were
banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
11. Because metal was
scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
12. The number of possible
ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is
13. There are no words in
the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.14. The name 'Wendy'
was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded 'Wendy' before.
15. The very first bomb dropped
by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin
16. If one places a tiny
amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to
death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)
17. Bruce Lee was so fast
that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's
the opposite of the norm.
18. The first CD pressed in
the US was Bruce Springsteen' s 'Born in the USA.'
19. The original name for
butterfly was flutterby. (and that is a more accurate description)
20. 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.
21. 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
22. Roses may be red, but
violets are indeed violet.
23. By raising your legs slowly
and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
24. Celery has negative
calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has
in it to begin with.
25. Charlie Chaplin once won
third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. (???)
26. Chewing gum while
peeling onions will keep you from crying.
27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER
said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."
28. An old law in
Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three
steps backwards while dancing!
29. The glue on Israeli
postage is certified kosher.
30. The Guinness Book of
Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public
31. Astronauts are not
allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a
spacesuit damages them.
32. Bats always turn left
when exiting a cave!