Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Just Give Me The Facts



Got these from an e-mail that's been going around the office:

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.Treasury.

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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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.

7 comments:

Collin said...

I'm not buying the elbow thing. I saw a video once of a guy who could lick a number of his body parts that the majority of people can't get to. lol

Nick said...

Naturally, contortionists need not apply! ;-)

Paige said...

very neat. Really like the last one. Thanks

Robert said...

Highly entertaining, but don't believe all the "facts" you hear. I know the horse stuff is, well, horse stuff, for example:

http://www.snopes.com/military/statue.htm

Nick said...

Paige & Robert, thanks for reading & commenting. The post was just meant to be entertaining. Glad it delivered - even if it wasn't always factual.

Amy said...

That elbow licking thing is a huge challenge for me ... I'm working on it. I'll take a shot of me (or someone else) doing it one day ... with some practice.

Nick said...

Amy, I'll gladly post the pic(s) here!