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Wasted Facts

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every

two weeks or it will digest itself.

The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will

bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the
glass to the top.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from


A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can
be seenin the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong

parents daily!

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear


Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during

World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four

moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with

orange, purple and silver.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go

into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in

World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the
sadist who discovered this??)

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film
down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of
the norm.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's

"Born in
the USA."

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English

law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with
anything wider than your thumb.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record

player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player
on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you

cannot sink into quicksand.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat

a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
look-alike contest.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a

woman to take more than three steps backwards while

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being

the book most often stolen from public libraries.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not
allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his
thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time

TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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

The average number of people airborne over the US any

given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile

National Monuments.

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

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

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.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace.

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?

A. Honey
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 tight."
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,
which 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 your pints and quarts, and settle

It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Many 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

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their

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