Posted by Charlie S (126.96.36.199) on February 18, 2001 at 23:06:40:
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
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
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 bulletproof 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?
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 any given hour:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
history: Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -
Charlemagne; Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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 sportsgames
(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").
Stay well,- - -Charlie S
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