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Old 22 Feb 2003, 02:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Coca-Cola was originally green.

Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each
salad served first class: $40,000

Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they
had it to do all over again: 80%
Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man:50%

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
(Their baby's name was Chelsea)

The youngest Pope was 11 years old.

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

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.

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

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 natural causes.

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

The term "The whole 9 yards," came from WWII fighter pilots in the South
Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine
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.

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 thumb.

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
other emergencies.

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

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19.
You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make
change for a dollar.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on

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

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are
antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as
does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of
arms for that reason.

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".

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."

Camel's milk does not curdle.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

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

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

All porcupines float in water.

Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you
are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of
the Don McLean song.)

Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the
same height as the U.S. flag.

The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is
Afghanistan. [What about Azerbaijan?]

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born
on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.

When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually
pass out from sheer terror.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because
when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all
the books that would occupy the building.
Old 22 Feb 2003, 02:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 22 Feb 2003, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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5 stars? COol
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1. Ninjas are mammals.

2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.

3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.
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1. Ninjas are mammals.

2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.

3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.
You are ................nevermind
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