What You Need To Know!

Fri Apr 20, 2001 8:53 am

Yogurt intake among North Americans has quadrupled in the past 20 years.
A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9,192,631,770 times a second!.
A starfish doesn't have a brain.
The only man-made structure visible from space is the Great Wall of China.
If you divide the Great Pyramid's perimeter by two times it's height, you get pi to the fifteenth digit!.
A piece of paper can be folded no more then 9 times.
The RAM required to run WordPerfect for Win95 is 8 times the amount needed aboard the space shuttle.
Humans spend a third of their lives sleeping.
Whitby has more doghnut shops per capita than any other place in the world.
The billionth digit of pi is 9.
The life span of a taste bud is ten days.
Apples, not cafeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the moring.
The first one-hundred digits of pie are: 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939
A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink
Alligators cannot move backwards
Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down
Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners or their eyes
A gold fish's memory span is three seconds
The average North-American will eat 35,000 cookies in during their life span
Canada imports approx. 822 Russian-made hockey sticks on an average day
The common garden worm has five pairs of hearts
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton
Approx. 16 Canadians have their appendics removed when not required everyday
97% of Canadians say they would not borrow a toothbrush if they forgot to pack their own
Your brain is 80% water
400 quarter-pounders can be made out of 1 cow
The largest apple pie ever baked was 40 x 23 feet
If you look carefully at the picture of Mona Lisa, you will notice a bridge hidden in the background
10% of StarTrek fans replace the lenses on their glasses every 5 years whether they need to or not.
5%-10% of StarTrek fans may be addicted to the show and suffer withdrawl symptoms if they miss an episode.
At 300 pounds, William Howard Taft was the only US President to get stuck in the White House bathtub
Taft also had a special re-enforced steel dinning chair.
The armhole in clothing is called an armsaye
The end of a hammer, oppostie the striking end, is called a peen
Spat-out food if called chanking
Boanthropy is a disease in which a man thinks he's an ox
Eosophobia is the fear of dawn
Groaking is to watch people eating food hoping they'll offer you some.
Dibble means to drink like a duck
Lee Harvey Osawald's body tag was auctioned off for $6,600
Dan Aykroyd's conehead from Saturday Night Live was auctioned off at $2,200
Hrand Araklein, a Brinks's car guard, was killed when $50,000 worth of quarters crushed him.
Donald Duck's sister is called Dumbella
Small cockroaches are more likely to die on their backs than large cockroaches
A pack-a-day smoker will loose approx. 2 teeth every 10 years
Howdy-Doody had 48 freckles
National pi day is March 14
Those things on the end of shoelaces called Aglets
Zarf is the holder of a handleless coffee cup
Niel Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot
Between 25% and 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
The sun is NOT the biggest star in the universe.
Native Americans never actually ate turkey; killing such a timid bird was thought to indicate laziness
Goofy had a wife, Mrs. Goofy, and one son, Goofy jr.
Peope DO NOT get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors alot more.
The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79cm²
Benjamin Franklin lived at 141 Market Street, Philidelphia, PA
The revolving door was invented in 1888
Abo elementary school, built in 1976 in Artesia New Mexico, was the first ever underground school
The the first ever televised murder case appeared on TV in 1955, Dec. 5-9. The accused was Harry Washburn.
The first recorded occurenece of a Tornado was June 10, 1682
The first umbrellas were used in Windsor Connecticut, 1740
The first audio CD's appeared in the USA in 1984
The first audio CD manufactured in the US was Bruce Springstean's 'Born in The USA'
Their are only two types of pig: American and European
Cows have four stomachs
When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop--even you heart!
A human's mucus membrane, used to smell, is the size of a postage stamp
A Dog's mucus membrane is the size of fifty postage stamps
Your skin is the heaviest organ
Those stars and colours you see when you close and rub your eyes are called phosphenes
The human brain stops growing at the ages of 18
Sneezes can travel over 100 mph
85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube
Only 7% of the population are lefties.
A full-moon is nine times brighter than a half-moon
Gavin, from the band Bush, has an innie bellybutton
Toronto, Ontario has approximately 7,000 eating establishments
40 pleople are sent to the hospitol for dog bites every minute.
There are 1,355,000 (+/- 1000) Monoliths on Jupiter in 2010: A Space Oddessy (NOT 2001!!)
The Monoliths reproduce at a rate of one every 2 minutes
The Monoliths all have propportional sizes of 1x4x9
Montpelier Vermont is the only state capital without a mcdonalds
13 blimps in the world, nine in US
Superman is in every Seinfeld episode (it's on a shelf in Jerry's apartment
Most car horns honk in the key of 'F'
Emus can't walk backwards
Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs only have 10
Our eyes never grow, our nose and ears never stop growing
Camels' milk can't curdle
Most hamsters blink one eye at a time
It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound
No word in the English language rhymes with month
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenoulsly.
Most common name om world is Mohammed
Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older
The name Wendy was made up for the book, Peter Pan
Uma Thurman doesn't have a innie or an outie bellybutton, but a 'stretch'
The guy in the Darth Vader suit didn't know that James Earl Jones was doing the woice until the screenplay.
It takes a half agallon of water to make macaroni and a gallon of water to clean the pot.
The original Ford vehicles had Dodge engines
A human has 60,000 miles of blood vessels in their body
Brachiosaurus had a heart the size of a pickup truck
Sumerians (from 5000 BC) thought that the liver made blood and the heart was the center of thought.
Queen Elizabeth was good friends with William Shakespeare
The most popular ice cream flavour is vanilla
The world sheep population is approx. 1,202,920,000
The world cattle population is approx. 1,294,604,000
The world goat population is approx. 94,266,000
The world pig population is approx. 857,099,000
The world camel population is 19,627,000
The longest recorded lifespan of a camel was 35 years, 5 months
The longest recorded lifespan of a slug was 1 year, 6 months.
The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines
The average person over fifty will have spent 1 year looking for lost items.
In honor of Johan Vaaler, inventor of the paper clip, a 221/2 paper clip was erected in Oslo, Norway
Yasir Arafat is addicted to watching television cartoons
Augusts Ceaser had achluophobia -- the fear of sitting in the dark
Queen Elizabeth the First had anthophobia -- the fear of roses
Tonsurphobia is the fear of haircuts
Malcom Lowry had pnigophobia -- the fear of choking on fish bones
Lee Harvey Oswald was dyslexic
Beaver Cleaver graduated in 1953
78% of cats never travel with their owners
44% of hotels allow pets into the rooms
September 16-21 is Farm Animal Awarness week
November 29 is National Sinky day; a day to eat over one's sink and worship it
The toothbrush was invented in 1498
The term 'The Real McCoy' was coined in the 1880's
The term 'Rock N' Roll' was coined in 1951
Degringolade means to fall and disintegrate
Uranus's orbital axis is tilted 90°
The opening day of the Montreal summer Olypics was only 21° celsius
A sysygy occures when all the planets of our Solar System line up
The Earth orbits the sun at about 18.5 miles per second
The surface area of the Earth is 197,000,000 square miles
Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
The 29,249th digit of pi is a seven
The most common letters in english are R S T L N E
'Able was I ere I saw Elba' is a palindrome written by Napoleon
'A man a plan a canal Panama' is also a palindrome
Mount. Olympis Mons on Mars is three times the size of Mount. Everest
On Beaver Cleaver's US tour, he visited Albequrque on a tuesday
Li Hung-chang is the father of Chop Suey
The number one most popular cat name is kitty
The number one most popular dog name is Brandy
A golf ball has 360 dimples
The waffle was invented iron August 24, 1869
Most toilets flush in E flat
2,000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth every day
Each month, there is at least one report of UFOs from each province of Canada
The average person will drink 8,000 gallons of water during their lifetime.
The average housefly lives for one month
40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year
To keep cool, Ostriges urinate on their legs; it then evaporates like sweat
Approx. 25,200 umbrellas are lost each year on the London transit system
Aprrox. 5,600 umbrellas are lost each year on the Toronto transit system
The perefect pickle should have 7 warts per square inch
August 8th is the start of 'National Pickle Week'
December 17th is Wright Brother's day
Beaver's phone number is KL5-4763
The Olympic flag pole at the Tokyo Olympics was 49 feet, 10 3/4 inches tall
5,200,000 pounds of pickles are consumed each day by Americans
1/3 of all Americans flush the toilet while still on it
There are 333 squares of toilet paper are on a roll
In 1977, a 13-year-old kid found a tooth growing out of his left foot.
Penguins can jump 6 feet.
There have been about a quarter of a million Elvis sightings since his death.
Houseflies hum in the mdidle octave key of F
A necropsy is an autopsy on animals
EEG stands Electroencephalogram
A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightend
You can be fined up to $1,000 for whistling on a Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah
By the time you reach grade 12, you will have been in school for about 17,000 hours
4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day
When Einstein was inducted as an American, he attended the ceremony without socks
The average acre of corn contains 7.2 million kernals
It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the center of a tootsie pop
The serial number of the first MAC ever produced was 2001
The average web page contains 500 words
It it illegal to eat oranges while bathing in California
The 7th most common word used on the ineternet is 'HTML'
The 42 most common word used on the internet is 'INFORMATION'
Cows poop 16 times per day.
Cows produce around 65 pounds of maneure per day
There are no words in the English language that rhyme with 'purple'
There are no words in the English language that rhyme with 'orange'
It takes an average of 48 to 100 tries to solve a rubix cube puzzle
If done perfectly, any rubix cube combination can be solved in 17 turns
The holes in fly swaters are used to lower air resistance
The year 1987 was the 50th anniversary of Spam
'Party Party Day' is occurs when the day equals the month. Oct. is the 10th month so Oct. 10 would be Party Party Day
Party Party Day is just an excuse to have a party
It is illegal to frown at cows in Bladworth, Saskatchewan
51% of turns are right turns
A group of goats is called a trip
A group of hares is called a Husk
A group of finches is called a Charm
The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute
acrophobia is the fear of heights
nycrophobia is the fear of dakness
zoophobia is the fear of animals
claustrophobia is the fear of small spaces
pyrophobia is the fear of fire
entomophobia is the fear of insects
xenophoia is the fear of strangers
agaraphobia is the fear of open spaces
An ostriche's eye is bigger than its brain
In Jasmine Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300km of a private home
The average American has $104 in their wallet
64% of the population can roll their tongue
The averge womens' handbag weighs between 3 and 5 pounds
Most people button thier shirt upwards
The averagae American butt is 14.9 in. long
Hamsters do bot blink
There are only 4 flavours of plain M&Ms
More bullets were fired in 'Starship Troopers' than in any other movie ever made
There are 450 hairs in an average eyebrow.
60% of electrocutions occur while talking on the telephone during a thunderstorm.
The average person spends 30 years mad at a family member
The average person spends 40 years cleainging.
The record distance for cherry pit spitting is 95 feet, 7 inches.
The cigaretter lighter was invented before matches.
March 9th is Useless Facts and Trivia day.
Neil Armstrong's full name= Neil Alden Armstrong
Cats have 5 pads on thier front feet, four on their back feet.
Michael Jordan shaves his head on Tuesdays, and Fridays
smart people have more zinc in their hair. Higher IQs
The Queen Elizabeth ship burns a gallon of oil to move 1 foot
The name of the girl on the statue of liberty is Mother of Exiles
A signature is called a John Hancock because he signed the Declaration of Independce.
Only 2 people signed the declaration of independence on July 4. The Last person signed 2 years later.
A duck's quack has no echo.
Lemons have more sugar than oranges.
3.6 cans of Spam are consumed each second.
There's a systematic lull in conversation every 7 minutes.
The lining of your digestive system is shed every 3 days.
The buzz generated by an electric razor in America is in the key of B flat.
In England it is in the key of G.
Most digital alarm clocks ring in the key of B flat.
The sound of knuckles cracking is generated by imploding synobial fluid.
A dog's average body temperature is 101 degrees farenheit.
Arnold Schonberg suffered from triskaidecaphobia, the fear of the number 13. He died 13 minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.
In 1946, the first TV toy commericial aired. It was for Mr. Potato head.
60 years ago (as of 1998) the Bugs Bunny prototype appeared in Porky's Hair Hunt.
April 30 is National Honesy Day.
The eyes of some birds weigh more than their brains
Mozart wrote the nusery rhyme 'twinkle, twinkle, little star' at the age of five.
Elvis was once appointed Special Agent of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Americans eat 12 billion bananas each year.
There are 1,575 steps from the ground flooer to the top of the Empire State building.
The worlds record for keeping a Lifesaver in the mouth with the hole intact is 7 hours and 10 minutes.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
Alaska was bought from Russia for about 2 cents an acre.
A duck has three eyelids.
70% of dust of house dust is dead skin cells.
the only animal with four knees is the elephant.
Australia is the only continent without an active volcanoe.
the world record for spitting a watermelon seed is 65 feet 4 inches.
A rat can go longer without water than a camel.
the human tooth has about 55 miles of canals in it.
in the Phillippine jungle, the yo-yo was first used as a weapon.
a chicken is the only animal that is eaten before it is born and after it is dead.
weatherman Willard Scott was the first original Ronald Mcdonald
your skin weighs twice as much as your brain
every single hamster in the U.S. today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.
a pig always sleeps on its right side.
there are 170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the ten opening moves in a chess game.
one year contains 31,557,600 seconds.
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
When opossums are hanging upside-down, they are not playing. It is from shear terror.
If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, the New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.
The male gypsy moth can 'smell' the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.
Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box
All porcupines float in water.
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.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of old when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.
Polar bears are left-handed.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
The nnly bird that can fly backwards is the Hummingbird.
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
Bats always turn left when they exit a cave.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
The only insect that can turn it's head is a praying mantis.
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms per day.
St. Bernard dogs do not carry kegs of brandy, and never have.
In his book 'The Insects', naturalist Url N. Lanham reports that the aphid reproductive cycle is so rapid that the females are born pregnant.
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
You can tell a turtle's gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt, females hiss.
Camel's milk does not curdle.
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
the starfish is the only animal that can turn it's stomach inside out.
The elephant is the only mammal that is unable to jump.
Only only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of whales is called a pod.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of officers is called a mess.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
A group of frogs is called an army.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
Armadillos can be housebroken.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
Mosquitoes have teeth.
The penguin is the only bird that can swim but not fly.
Slugs have 4 noses.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
A jellyfish is 95% water.
Horses and rabbits cannot vomit.
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.
Smartest dogs: (in order) 1) border collie 2)poodle 3)golden retriever.
Dumbest dog: Afghan
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was named the ?American Pie.?
Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.
Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers. (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)
Einstein couldn't speak fluently until after his ninth birthday. His parents thought he was mentally retarded.
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's 'Its A Wonderful Life.'
Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of 'Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom.'
Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser.
Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
Paul Reiser is playing the piano in the 'Mad About You' theme.
Charles de Gaulle's final words were, 'It hurts.'
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
Dr. Seuss pronounced 'Seuss' such that it rhymed with 'rejoice.'
Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said 'Play it again, Sam.'
Sherlock Holmes never said 'Elementary, my dear Watson.'
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant 'plenty of excrement.'
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question: Dr. Joyce Brothers (subject is boxing)
Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep cool. ( He changed it every two innings)
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister
Hugh 'Ward Cleaver' Beaumont was an ordained minister.
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United States, and Zabriskie Point (in Death Valley) , the lowest point in the United States, are less than eighty miles apart.
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
Mexico's east coast is sinking into the sea at the rate of one to two inches per year.
Many people think that the clock in the tower of Londons House Of Parliment is called 'Big Ben.' Actually, the nickname 'Big Ben' originally applied to the huge bell in the clock, not to the clock itself.
Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
The only nation whose name begins with an 'A', but doesn't end in an 'A' is Afghanistan.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
'Three dog night' (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came about because on especially cold nights these nomadic people needed three dogs (dingos, actually) to keep from freezing.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
In space, astronauts are unable to cry, because there is no gravity and the tears won't flow.
Researchers in Denmark found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported. The correct harmonious tone for Carlsberg Lager, for example, is 510-520 cycles per second.
"Evaluation and Parameterization of Stability and Safety Performance Characteristics of Two and Three Wheeled Vehicular Toys for Riding." Title of a $230,000 research project proposed by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, to study the various ways children fall off bicycles.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Several varieties of lightning have been identified by meteorologists. In the so-called "Positive Giant" type, the temperature of the lightning bolt reaches 30,000 degrees C. Over five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S that there are real ones.
The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The "crack" of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
Men get hiccups more often than women.
Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined.
Hot water is heavier than cold.

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
You are born with 300 bones but only have 206 after reaching adulthood.
Lightning strikes somewhere about 6,000 times per second on Earth.
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.
The Battle of New Orleans, in which Andrew Jackson's U.S. forces routed "the bloody british", was fought on Janurary 8, 1815, two weeks after the War of 1812 was officially ended by the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casba" by the Clash.
John F. Kennedy's rocking chair was auctioned off for $442,000
Meteorologists claim they're right 85% of the time (think about that one!)
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
Eskimos never gamble.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Los Angeles' full name is 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula' and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, 'L.A.'.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong
State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
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.
Elephant trunks can hold 4 gallons of water.
More people die annually from donkeys than plane crashes
26 people killed by blind pull cords in total
Lawn darts are illegal in Canada
There are more psycho-analysts per capita in Buenos Aires than any other place in the world
The best working light-bulb a LONG time ago was a thread of sheep's wool coated with carbon
The average Human bladder can hold 13 ounces of liquid
If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure
The only real person to ever to appear on a pez dispenser was Betsey Ross.
Mike Neismith's (the guitarist of The Monkeys)mom invented White Out.
On July 31, 1994, Simon Sang Sung of Singapore turned a single piece of dough into 8,192 noodles in 59.29 seconds!
The largest crossword puzzle ever contained 82,951 squares. It had 12,489 clues across, and 13,125 down. It was created by Robert Turcot, from Quebec.
At 12 years old, an African named Ernest Loftus made his first entry in his diary and continued everyday for 91 years.
Only 6 people in the whole world have died from moshing.
You loost enough dead skin cells in your lifetime to fill eight five pound flour bags.
20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
5,840 people with pillow related injuries checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992.
8% of Americans twiddle their thumbs.
In a test performed by Canadian scientists, using various different styles of music, it was determined that chickens lay the most eggs when pop music was played.
Horse racing is one of the most dangerours sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That's about how many baseball players have died in baseball's entire professional history.
in 1992 five cows were killed in drive by shootings in Clay County,Missouri.
The strorage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes
In Vermont, the ratio of cows to people is 10:1
humans spend 3 yrs making love.
If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.
There are 108 stiches on a baseball.
250 million tires are disposed of each year in the U.S.
Ukalaily (Ukilaly, you-ki-lay-ley, however it's spelled) is Hawaiian for "jumping flies"
the average woman consumes 6 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime.
you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning twice a year for the rest of your life than you do winning The Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes.
75% of people wash from top to bottom in the shower.
a male gypsy moth can smell a female gypsy moth in heat from upto a mile and a half.
26 Billion dollars in ransom has been paid out in the U.S. in the past 20 years.
Raindrops aren't actually tear-drop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.
Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of it's surface tension.
Lycanthropy is a disease in which a man thinks he's a wolf. It is the scientific name for "wolf man" or, wearwolf.
The average American looks at eight houses before buying one.
Toronto, Ontario was home to the biggest swimming pool in the world in 1925. it held 2000 swimmers, and was 300ft x 75ft. It is still in operation.
In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivelent of 5 times around the equator.
Bacteria increase from 1 to one billion in a petri dish in 24 hours.
Koala is Aboriginal for "no drink".
If everyone China lined up infront of you and you started walking past, you would never see the end due to their reproductive rate.
If you tore a piece of printer paper in half: half-way down the page if you were reading it, then put those two pieces on top of eachother and did it again, and again, and again until you'd done it 1000 times, the stack of paper would reach the sun.
Shakespeare spelled his OWN name several different ways
Camel milk is the only milk that doesn't curdle when boiled.
The first contraceptive was crocodile dung used by the ancient Egyptians.
Since 1978, 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attepmt to get free merchandise. 113 have been injured
Lime Jell-o gives off the same brain waves as adult males (true!)
There used to be a 13th constellation in the Zodiac - Opheicus. But since 13 is unlucky, astrologers just ignored it.
Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
Your foot is the same length as the distance between your wrist and elbow.
203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
4,000 people are injured by tea pots every year.
56% of the video game market is adults.
The external tank on the space shuttle is not painted.
One who busies themself with the quadrature of a cirlce is called a tetragondzein.
The quadrature of a circle is the square which has equivelent area to that circle.
March is national noodle month
March is national Food Container Month
Bruce was the nickname of the mechanical shark used in the JAWS movies.
cyclometer - one who is taken by the measure of a circle.
piet - one who is obsessed with pi.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous" tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Stewardesses is the longest word typed using only the left hand.
A common incorrect useless fact - On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag. Wrong its a Union Jack.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
The north pole moves as fast as 5km / hour
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
On an American one dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the 1 encased in the shield and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (I'm not to sure about this one...)
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
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RE: What You Need To Know!

Fri Apr 20, 2001 8:58 am

I hope you asked the website owners before you copied all that stuff (Transactoid wouldn't be very happy)


RE: What You Need To Know!

Fri Apr 20, 2001 9:13 am

Who is Transactiod?
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RE: What You Need To Know!

Fri Apr 20, 2001 12:52 pm

Now, Iainhol. Can you tell me where Whitby is?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I would have guessed Hamilton myself for the highest per capita number of donut shops.

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