Archive for July, 2009

SpagettiOs Eaters

The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful plough man strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

Blood is red only in the arteries after it has left the heart and is full of oxygen. Blood is a purplish, blue color in the veins as it returns to the heart, thanks to having picked up carbon dioxide and other wastes from the body’s cells. In fact, your blood is red throughout only half your body. When cut, of course, the blood always appears red because it is instantly exposed to oxygen outside the body.wooden

The first wooden shoe comes from the Netherlands. The Netherlands have many seas so people wanted a shoe that kept their feet dry while working outside. The shoes were called klompen and they had been cut of one single piece of wood. Today the klompen are the favorite souvenir for people who visit the Netherlands.

Grand Rapids, Michigan is the “SpaghettiOs Capital of the World” because per-capita consumption is highest in that city, per the Franco-American Company. Reportedly, there are more than 1,750 “O’s” in a 15-ounce can of SpaghettiOs.

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7Up, The Boss And Lipstick

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springstein’s ‘Born in the USA.’


Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like Sue-ice.

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

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.

Reindeer’s milk has more fat content than cow’s milk.

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Goldfish And Urine

Cat’s urine glows under a black light.

A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out.

A shrimp’s heart is in its head.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

A mayfly has a life span of 24 hours.


A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (As noted by a reader: “The reason a goldfish swims back and forth and back and forth across the fish bowl all day long everyday is because by the time it gets to one side of the bowl it forgets what’s on the other side of the bowl. Every trip is a new adventure!

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Polar Bear Cabbie

“Go” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

All polar bears, despite being near the North Pole, are southpaws.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

A snail can sleep for three months.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

90% of all New York cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.


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Marijuana And Ben Franklin


A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

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

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.

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Mark Twain’s Paper Money

1. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen. During his life he predicted that he would die when it could be seen.

2. US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.

3. The “57″ on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.

4. Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually. On average, that’s 3 pounds a day per person.

5. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.

6. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.

7. 98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.


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Manhattan Mustard Hurricane

Hurricanes have torn loose vegetation, including tree branches, from Cuba, swirled them high over the Gulf Stream, and deposited them battered but alive randomly over the southeastern United States. West Indian mahogany, gumbo limbo, poisenwood and cocoplum, all native to the tropics, are now found growing on the U.S. mainland.


Mustard gas was invented in the McKinley Building on the American University campus. Additionally, preliminary work on the Manhattan Project was done in that building. The government used the McKinley Building because of its unusual archticture. If there would be any type of large explosion inside the building, the building would implode onto itself, containing any lethal gas or nuclear material. The building now houses the Physics Department.

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Baseball Joke

The silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo is Harmon Killebrew.

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, homerun.


The only two people in the baseball hall of fame that had nothing to do with baseball (i.e they did not play, coach, own a team, etc.) are Abbott and Costello.

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Salute Or Get Your Butt Kicked

Following World War I, November 11 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during the bloody war to ensure a lasting peace. On Armistice Day, soldiers who survived World War I marched in a parade through their home towns. Congress voted Armistice Day a legal holiday in 1938, 20 years after the war ended. World War II began the following year, and Armistice Day continued to be observed on November 11. In 1953, townspeople in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday “Veterans’ Day” in gratitude to the veterans in their town. Soon after, Congress passed a bill introduced by a Kansas congressman renaming the national holiday to Veterans’ Day.


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Only 8 percent of American adults say they eat out on Labor Day.

September 17 is Citizenship Day in the United States in honor of the day the Constitution was signed.

Pennsylvania was the first state to make Flag Day a legal holiday on May 7, 1937. In 1912, Joseph Hart of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, persuaded the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks that a �flag day� should be put into their bylaws and observed every June 14. It was on June 14, 1777 that that Congress adopted the stars and stripes as the United States national flag. In 1949, President Harry Truman had June 14 officially declared Flag Day for the entire United States.

Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentine’s Day candy box in the late 1800s.

Right behind Christmas and Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday ranks as the third-largest occasion for Americans to consume food, according to the National Football League.

Second only to Christmas, Valentine’s Day brings out the card-giver in people, with an average of 1.01 billion cards purchased every year.


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