Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Random Facts

-Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.

-A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.

-People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

-When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop ... even your heart!

-Only 7% of the population are lefties.

-40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

-Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

-The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years
waiting in lines.

-The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

-The average housefly lives for one month.

-40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

-A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

-The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

-Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

-Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

-The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

-The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot. ( Don't forget Moms )

-Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.

-In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

-Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

-The first
Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

-Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

-Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were seventh cousins.

-If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green

-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 average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

-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 eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

-The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

-On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

-All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

-No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

-"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

-All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

-Almonds are a member of the peach family.

-Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

-Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

-There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

-Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"

-A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

-An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

-Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

-In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

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

-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."

-A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

-A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

-It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

-The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

-In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar
tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

-The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

-There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

-"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

Facts about Presidents

Grover Cleveland is the only President to have been elected for a four year term, lose the election for a consecutive term and then come back and win again at a later point. He was first President from March 4, 1885 through March 3, 1889. Benjamin Harrison then defeated him in the next election. President Cleveland, however, one the office back for a second term from March 4, 1893 though March 3, 1897. Although he is one person, he counts as two Presidents.

Here are some more fun presidential facts to consider. The oldest President was Ronald Reagan who was 77 when he left office after a two term run. The youngest president was Theodore Roosevelt who was sworn into office at the age of 42 after the death of President McKinley. John F. Kennedy was the youngest President actually elected, going into office at the age of 43.

Seven presidents have died in office – William Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, Warren Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.

Virginia has produced the most Presidents with 8. Harvard leads universities with 5. We have had 43 presidents from George Washington to George Walker Bush, but only 42 people have been President. How can this be? President Cleveland caused the problem.

During a mike check that was actually broadcasting, President Reagan announces he has outlawed Russia and will start bombing immediately. President George H. Bush, the first Bush, becomes ill at a state dinner and vomits on the prime minister of Japan. President Clinton is impeached for infidelity. President George W. Bush, the second, gives a surprise shoulder massage to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.