¤ 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.
¤ No word in the English language rhymes with month,
orange, silver, and purple.
¤ 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."
¤ Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
¤ There are two credit cards for every person in the
¤ 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.
¤ "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English
¤ The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
¤ The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica
¤ Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to
¤ Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side
on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides.
This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to
realize that *this* was the day of the changeover.
¤ The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin
during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
¤ Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with
¤ Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
¤ More people are killed annually by donkeys than die
in air crashes.
¤ The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses
an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but
the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
¤ A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of
¤ The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
¤ Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine
that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
¤ Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
¤ Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10
of a calorie.
¤ The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old
English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
¤ An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
¤ The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen
seconds. (Go birdie go! Fly away!)