Posts Tagged ‘Pac Man’

Dogs And Butter

In the late 1800’s, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.

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In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British.


Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.


Clarence Crane the inventor of “Crane’s Peppermint Life Savers” sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.


Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals.


In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another.


The sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in the grooves of their hair.


In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families.


There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females.

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Pac Man Toothbrush

Twentieth Century-Fox studio cut all scenes showing physical contact between America’s curly-haired darling Shirley Temple and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson in “The Little Colonel” in 1934 to avoid social offense and to assure wide U.S. distribution. Pre-release showings of the film, particularly in the southern U.S., shocked audiences when the two actors touched fingers during their famous staircase dance sequence.


More People use blue toothbrushes then red ones.cat_big_grin_toothbrush


The original IBM-PCs, that had hard drives, referred to the hard drives as Winchester drives. This is due to the fact that the original Winchester drive had a model number of 3030. This is, of course, a Winchester firearm.


In 1979, Namco released Pac-Man, the most popular arcade game of all time. Over 300,000 units were sold worldwide. More than 100,000 units are sold in the United States alone. Originally named Puck Man, the game was retitled after executives saw the potential for vandals to scratch out part of the letter P on the game’s marquee, which might discourage parents from letting their children play. Pac-Man became the first video game to be popular with both males and females.


The oldest business in the United States of America is the cymbal company Zildjian which was founded in Constantinople in 1623.


Two hundred and twenty six soldiers lost their lives way back in 1850 when they crossed a suspension bridge that spanned the Maine at Angers, France.  It turns out that they were all marching in step and had caused an increased resonance (vibration) to the bridge.  Ever since, troops are ordered to rout step (march out of step) when crossing a bridge.

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