Fun Facts

From my Inbox:


1. Money  isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of  cotton.

2. The Declaration  of Independence was written on hemp  (marijuana) paper.

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. Susan Lucci is the daughter of  Phyllis Diller.

6. 40% of Mc Donald ‘s  profits come from the sales of Happy  Meals.

7. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996  Dictionary were misspelled.

8. The ‘spot’  on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red  eyes. He was albino.

9. On average, 12  newborns will be given to the wrong parents,  daily.

10. Warren Beatty  and Shirley MacLaine are brother and  sister.

11.  Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous  system; a few ounces will kill a small-sized  dog…

12. Orcas  kill  sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach  from underneath, causing the shark to  explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish  scales.

14. Donald Duck comics  were banned from Finland because he  doesn’t wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s  as medicine.

16. Upper and lower-case  letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in  the time when all original print had to be set  in individual letters, the ‘upper case’ letters  were stored in the case on top of the case that  stored the smaller, ‘lower case’  letters.

17. Leonardo Da Vinci could  write with one hand and draw with the other at  the same time, hence, multi-tasking was  invented.

18. Because metal was scarce,  the Oscars given  out during World War II  were made of wood.

19. There are no  clocks in Las Vegas gambling  casinos..

20. The name Wendy was made up  for the book Peter Pan; there was never a  recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no  words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange,  purple, or silver!

22. Leonardo Da Vinci  invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to  paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

23. A tiny amount  of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly  go mad and sting itself to death..

24.  The mask used by Michael Myers in the original  ‘Halloween’ was a Captain Kirk’s mask painted  white.

25. 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.

26.  By raising your legs slowly and lying on your  back, you can’t sink in  quicksand (and  you thought this list was completely  useless..)

27. 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.

28. The first  product Motorola started to develop was a record  player for automobiles. At that time, the most  known player on the market was the Victrola, so  they called themselves Motorola.

29.  Celery has negative calories!  It takes  more calories to eat a piece of celery than the  celery has in it to begin with.  It’s the  same with apples.

30. Chewing gum while  peeling onions will keep you from  crying!

31.. The glue on Israeli postage  stamps is certified kosher.

32. “Guinness  Book of Records” holds the record for being the  book most often stolen from public  Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed  to eat beans before they go into space because  passing wind in a space suit damages it.

34. George Carlin  said it best about Martha Stewart. “Boy, I feel  a lot safer now that she’s behind bars. O.J.  Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking  around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the  ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and  work in the yard, and they haul her off to  jail.


Fun Facts — 3 Comments

  1. Ken, this site brings humor into a world sometimes void of laughter and happiness. I’ve only been reading your writings a few weeks now, but I love it.

    Wayne Ware
    Cedar Falls, IA

  2. Ken, your quips of humor and odd facts is welcome into a world sometimes void of laughter and happiness. I’ve only been reading your pages a couple of weeks now, but I enjoy it, especially line #34 above. It’s a great break from the seriousness and sadness of media news coverage we hear every day.

    C. Wayne Ware
    Cedar Falls, IA

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