RANDOM FACTOIDS - Did you know that?....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Davaroo, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, the action-film star, learned English by watching the Flintstones.

    There are 92 nuclear bombs known to be lost at sea.

    The highest recorded temperature in Antarctica is 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

    More people in China speak English, than in America.

    In Cleveland, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

    Mark Twain did not make it through elementary school.

    In an experiment in detente, the Flintstones have recently been shown throughout the Arab world. The folks in Kuwait and Yemen don't like it, but those in Abu Dhabi do....

    One third of Thai funeral processions include a stripper.

    In West Virginia, it is legal to take roadkill home and cook it.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Goldfish remember better in cold water than warm water.

    When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach does, too.

    Cattle are the only mammals that urinate backwards.

    Mexico City is sinking 18" per year.

    Jimmy Hoffa's middle name is/was "Riddle."

    The New York Stock Exchange began as a coffee shop.

    Pepsi Cola was first called "Brad's Drink."

    In horse racing, the favorite wins fewer than 30% of the time.

    More Monopoly money is printed in a year than "real" money - worldwide.

    Cockroaches wont eat cucumbers.

    One out of eleven workers in NC depend on tobacco for their livelihood.

    Ghengis Kahn died while having sex.

    The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck.'

    In 21 states, Wal Mart is the single largest employer.

    A blind chameleon will still take on the coloration it's environment.

    Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 lbs. of garbage, daily.

    Kilts originated in France.

    It takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce and 13 hours to build a Toyota.

    For every normal web page, there are five porn pages.

    2500 newborns will be dropped in a month.

    Elvis Presley only managed a "C" in 8th grade music.

    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in "mt."

    You have 100 times better chance of dying than winning the lottery.

    7-11's "Extreme Gulp" is 50% bigger then the human stomach.

    200 million M&M's are sold per day.

    Deaf people have better driving records than hearing drivers.

    The octopus's testicles are located in it's head.

    Only female bees work.

    The word "set" has the most definitions in the English language.

    They lost JFK's brain during his autopsy, and he was buried without it.
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    David, I'm sensing you have too much time on your hands lately? [​IMG]
    Thanks for sharing. Some interesting stuff.
    Now I have one for you.
    In re: to 'The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck.''
    Traditionally on a military base there are 3 items placed in the truck. Do you know what those three items are? Bonus points if you know what the items are used for.
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Quote:Well, more that I am off work for a few days. Call it a vacation.

    I do not know what three items are in the truck. Well, yes I do, actually...

    "I know of only three things inside the truck, and they are a razor blade, a match and a bullet. These are symbolic. The bullet is to defend the flag with, if you are the last man standing. The razor is to cut up the flag, so no enemy can abuse it. The match is to burn it, so no enemy can take it away."
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  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  5. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Got it all here --- http://www.kellys.com/know.html

    Did you know?

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    The Statue of Liberty's tablet is two feet thick.

    David Prowse, was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

    There are only thirteen blimps in the world.
    Nine of the thirteen blimps are in the United States.
    The existing biggest blimp is the Fuji Film blimp.

    The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.

    Emus cannot walk backwards.

    The German Kaiser Wilhelm II had a withered arm and often hid the fact by posing with his hand resting on a sword, or by holding gloves.

    A kind of tortoise in the Galapagos Islands has an upturned shell at its neck so it can reach its head up to eat cactus branches.

    Parthenogenesis is the term used to describe the process by which certain animals are able to reproduce themselves in successive female generations without intervention of a male of the species. At least one species of lizard is known to do so.

    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

    The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat", which means "the king is dead".

    All of the cobble stones that used to line the streets in New York were originally weighting stones put in the hulls of Belgian ships to keep an even keel.

    The 1957 Milwaukee Braves were the first baseball team to win the World Series after being relocated.

    The tune for the "A-B-C" song is the same as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

    The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.

    Des Moines has the highest per capita Jello consumption in the U.S

    There are only three animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear, the Chow Chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard.

    Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."

    Hacky-sack was invented in Turkey.

    If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.

    Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F.

    The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.

    Camel's milk does not curdle.

    Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

    The only "real" food that U.S. Astronauts are allowed to take into space is pecan nuts.

    In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

    The Madagascan Hissing Cockroach is one of the few insects who give birth to live young, rather than laying eggs.

    The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book which does not mention the name of God.

    Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire. When the term was brought to the United States it was shortned to Sheriff.

    The silhouette on the NBA logo is Jerry West.

    The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.

    Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.

    The Andy Griffth Show was the first spin-off in TV history. It was a spin-off of the Danny Thomas Show.

    Walt Disney's autograph bears no resemblance to the famous Disney logo.

    Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that may have blue eyes.

    Artist Constantino Brumidi fell from the done of the U.S. Capitol while painting a mural around the rim. He died four months later.

    Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.

    There were no squirrels on Nantucket until 1989.

    The last NASCAR driver to serve jail time for running moonshine was Buddy Arrington.

    Many Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one's good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an "ace." The price for what the Japanese term an "albatross" can often reach $10,000.

    It takes a lobster approxiamately seven years to grow to be one pound.

    The hyoid bone, in your throat, is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone.

    Mice, whales, elephants, giraffes and man all have seven neck vertebra.

    Sunbeams that shine down through the clouds are called crespucular rays.

    The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."

    Giraffes have no vocal cords.

    All porcupines float in water.

    No word in the English language rhymes with month.

    Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

    In Disney's "Fantasia", the Sorcerer's name is "Yensid" (Disney backwards.)

    Anne Boleyn had six fingernails on one hand.

    The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

    The roads on the island of Guam are made with coral. Guam has no sand. The sand on the beaches is actually ground coral. When concrete is mixed, the coral sand is used instead of importing regular sand from thousands of miles away.

    Mt. Vernon Washington grows more tulips than the entire country of Holland.

    Jamie Farr (who played Klinger on M*A*S*H) was the only member of the cast who actually served as a soldier in the Korean war.

    Way back when they were using marble columns, the people selling the columns would carve out the centers and fill it with wax.So the people buying them started asking "Is it without wax?" Or in other words "Are you sincere?"

    Little known Cathedral Caverns near Grant, Alabama has the world's largest cave opening, the largest stalagmite (Goliath), and the largest stalagmite forest in the World.

    There are almost twice as many people in Rhode Island than there are in Alaska.

    Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

    The average ear of corn has eight-hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.

    An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

    The Dodge brothers Horace and John were Jewish, that's why the first Dodge emblem had a star of David in it.

    On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

    All swans and all sturgeons in England are property of the Queen. Messing with them is a serious offense.

    Michael Di Lorenzo, who plays Eddie Torres on New York Undercover is one of the lead dancers in Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video.

    Only two people signed the Decleration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on Augest 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 year later.

    October 4, 1957 is a historic date to be remembered, it is the day both "Leave it to Beaver" and the Russian satellite Sputnik 1 were launched.

    It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

    Almonds are members of the peach family.

    The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 oz.

    A flea expert is a pullicologist.

    A bear has 42 teeth.

    M&M's stands for the last names of Forrest Mars, Sr., then candymaker, and his associate Bruce Murrie.

    The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

    Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 105.6 miles per hour.

    In Irian Jaya exists a tribe of tall, white people who use parrots as a warning sign against intruders.

    Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be
    right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties in climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.

    On Sesame Street, Bert's goldfish were named Lyle and Talbot, presumably after the actor Lyle Talbot.

    Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

    Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.

    Carbonated water, with nothing else in it,can dissolve limestone, talc, and many other low-Moh's hardness minerals. Coincidentally, carbonated water is the main ingredient in soda pop.

    The real name of Astro (the dog fromThe Jetsons) is "Tralfaz" -- his real owner appeared one day to claim him but wound up giving him back to the Jetsons.

    Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously

    Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

    Other than fruit, honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life! What about milk, you say? A cow has to eat grass to produce milk and grass is living!

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    The Saturn V moon rocket consumed 15 tons of fuel per second.

    One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

    At McDonalds in New Zealand, they serve apricot pies instead of cherry ones.
  6. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Songster

    Jul 11, 2009
    Ok I think I just grew more dumb. Thanks guy s. Now I must go flush my brain. LOL
  7. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    Quote:That explains so much. [​IMG]

  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    And did no one catch this one?:

    "In an experiment in detente, the Flintstones have recently been shown throughout the Arab world. The folks in Kuwait and Yemen don't like it, but those in Abu Dhabi do...."
  9. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    I don't understand the cow urinating backwards bit. I don't notice my cows urinating any differently from my mare. What is the author seeing that I don't?
  10. redroosta

    redroosta Flown the Coop

    May 29, 2009
    Quote:yabba dabba doo!

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