Little known facts:
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter
in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/twx communications)
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television’s Channel 1 to mobile Services (two-
way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel
assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
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.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the “American Pie.” (Thus the name of the
Don McLean song.)
When opossums are playing ‘possum, they are not “playing.” They
actually pass out from sheer terror.
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 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without
killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression “to get
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2nd, but the
last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.
The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the 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.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger that it’s brain.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
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
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General
Purpose” vehicle, G.P.
In Cleveland, Ohio, it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already
There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.
Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser
in that order.
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per
It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their
Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear
Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age of the
Rolling Stones: 50.6.
Elephants can’t jump. Every other mammal can.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.
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