is impossible to lick your elbow.
first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred
and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
Spades - King David,
Hearts - Charlemagne,
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
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
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August
2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes
them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go
until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of
A. Father's Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the
A. He was allergic to carrots.
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by
ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making
the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for
a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law
with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because
their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey
month we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England,
when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind
their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the
phrase "mind your P's and Q's.
years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the
rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill,
they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle"
is the phrase inspired by this practice.
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled "Gentlemen
Only Ladies Forbidden" and thus the word GOLF entered into
the English language.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!