MORE - “Did You Know’s”

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

A polar bear’s skin is black. It’s fur is not white, but actually clear.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

The letters KGB stand for: Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Women blink nearly twice as often as men do.

No President of the United States was an only child.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in airplane crashes.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes on each foot. (Not that anybody really noticed.)

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime; during the night.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

All the clocks in pulp fiction are stuck at 4:20.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is usually 10:10.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.

The dot over the letter ‘I’ is called a tittle. (Yes-tittle)

Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.

Los Angeles’s full name is: “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula” and it can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, “L.A.”

Alfred Hitch didn’t have a belly-button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The mizzle of a lion is just like a fingerprint-----no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay, as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

John Larroquette of “Night Court” and “John Larroquette Show” was the narrator of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert, the cop, and Ernie, the taxi driver, in Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

The name Oz in the “Wizard of Oz” was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence, OZ.

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

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of lore when engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stables on the ground floor and could figure out how to walk up straight staircases.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron, in honor of his brother.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

Right-handed people live, on the average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

American Airlines saved $40,000.00 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres.

Did you know that you share your birthday with a least 9 million other people in the world? Happy Birthday.

In 1987, a 1,400-year-old lump of still-edible cheese was unearthed in Ireland.

Bout 96% of all American children can recognize Ronald McDonald. (My home town is so small — the McDonalds only has one Golden Arch)

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

The average human has seven sex fantasies in a day

The most money every paid for a cow at an auction was $1.3 million.

Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is really a star.

The sex organ on a male spider is located at the end of one of its legs.

Chicken soup was considered an aphrodisiac during the Middle Ages.

Most popular produced American car horns honk in the key of F

If a statute in the park of a person an a horse has: both front legs in the air, the rider died in battle; one front leg in the air, the rider died of battle received wounds all four legs on the ground, the rider died of natural causes.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter----Tom Sawyer.

Coca-Cola was originally green. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

It is possible to led a cow upstairs-----but, not downstairs.

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work----Alaska.

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 over again: 80%

Percentage of American women who say they’d marry the same man again: 50%

Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World (Jan. 99) 70%

The world’s youngest pope was only 11 years old.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

98% of American drivers questioned think that they drive better than anyone else they know.

In 1681, the last dodo bird died.

The world’s youngest recorded parents were 8 and 9- years- old and lived in China in 1910.

The San Francisco Cable Cars are the only registered mobile National Monuments.

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 combined, that would occupy the building.

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.

Some popular toothpaste contains antifreeze.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

Millie, the White House dog, earned more than 4 times as much as her owner, President Bush, in1991.

Elvis’s nickname for his sexual organ was “Little Elvis.”

There are more plastic flamingos in America now (1993) than live, real ones.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold, at auction in 1992, for $6.600.

Mosquitos have teeth.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

The world-famous name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the Army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, hence, G.P.

No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever gone on to win a Superbowl.

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports events (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-stars Game.

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

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

Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo------and, nobody knows why.

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

Howdy Doody has 48 freckles.

What color was Christopher Columbus’s hair? Blonde.

In 1980, there was only one country in the entire world that had no telephones-------Bhutan.

The most extras ever used in a movie in the world was 300,000 for the film Gandhi in 1981.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Everybody’s right lung takes in more air than the left one does.

Women’s hearts beat faster than mens.

When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit.

Bubble gum contains rubber.

You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

Pollsters found that 40% of dog/cat owners carry pictures of the pet in their wallet or purse.

In high school, Robin Williams was voted “Least Likely to Succeed.”

Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

You’re most likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other kind of weather.

How can you tell when a gorilla is angry? It sticks it tongue out.

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice an many bathrooms as is currently necessary. Because, when it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and white.

The three best-known western names in China (1993) are: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley.

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight for food.

Most cows give more milk when they listen to soothing music

Captain Kangaroo won five Emmy awards.

27% of U. S. male college students believe life is “a meaningless existential hell.”

In 1980, a Los Vegas hospital suspended several workers for betting on when certain patients would die.

An estimated one in five Americans – some 38 million — don’t like sex.

Aztec Emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac. whose name meant “plenty of excrement.

“Kemo Sabe” (remember Tonto) means “soggy shrub” in Navajo. (of Lone Ranger fame)

It’s against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

An estimated 6,000 American teenagers lose their virginity every day.

Somebody paid $14,000, at auction, for the bra Marilyn Monroe wore in “Some Like it Hot.”

Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.

Spotted skunks do handstands just before they spray you.

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego, CA

The sound of E. T. Walking in the movie was made by someone squishing her hands in Jell-O.

The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.

Every time Beethoven sat down to compose his music, he started by pouring ice cold water over his head.

Today, in 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills too.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money, (The rest of us are avoiding reality for four more years)

City with the most Rolls Royce’s per capita: Hong Kong

Average number of days a West German goes without washing is underwear........ 7.

Average number of people airborne over the United States any given hour of day or night. 61,000.

In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television’s Channel 1 to mobile services (e.g., two-way radios in taxicabs) but they did not renumber the other channel assignments. That is the reason why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

An average person laughs about 15 times per day. (So, be sure to practice being normal. It’s healthy for you too.)

Research definitely indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

The average person regains about a quarter inch in heigh at night

The condom—made originally of linen----was invented in the early 1500s .

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2,000 B.C.

Watch out for flying pucks at the game----they travel up to 100 miles per hour.

America’s first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by three men.

When he’s feeling amorous, the male sea otter grabs the female’s nose with his teeth.

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.

The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours and mine is today.

An Indian woman can legally wed a goat.

Submitted by: Ron Carlson
Printed: Saturday, 6 Feb. 1999.

Thanks bunches

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