Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"do you know that the human head weighs 8 pounds?"

Forgive me my randomness.  Somebody sent this to me and I simply couldn't resist.  Mea culpa. Here we go...

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. 

40% of McDonald 's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.   

Orcas kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode. 

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

Leonardo DaVinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. 

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. 

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, or silver!

A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death. 

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. 

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.  

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

"Guinness Book of Records" holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

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