A rat can last longer without water than a
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus
every two weeks or it will digest itself.
The dot over the letter "i" is called a
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne
will bounce up and
down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat
and cannot find a mate.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you
A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".
During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small
red car can be seen
in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents
(That explains a few mysteries....)
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were
made of wood.
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,
purple and silver.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into
because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II
killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.
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
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.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in
The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
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
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 Motorola.
Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your
back, you cannot
sink into quicksand.
Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories
to eat a
piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie
An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it
illegal for a woman
to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!
The Guinness Book of Records holds the record
for being the book
most often stolen from public libraries.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified
Bats always turn left when exiting a
Thanks to Deborah for submitting this!!
And another via email --this comes by Suzie
In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man
was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have "the rule of thumb"
The first couple to be shown in bed together on
prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Men can read smaller print then women can; women
can hear better.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people
who walk to work: Alaska
The average number of people airborne over the
US any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in
The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
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
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles
A. Their birthplace.
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
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured
on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened,
making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight,
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000
years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply
his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and
because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey
month, which we know today as the "honeymoon".
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts...
So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at
them, "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."
It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had
a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they
needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle"
is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try
to lick their elbow.
Do NOT email if you disagree with
the 'facts' on this page.
They came submitted to me by email
and are all in good fun!