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Old 09-27-2000, 01:53 AM   #1
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Cool OT: useless facts

It takes more than a million begonia seeds to weigh an ounce, which
accounts for the seeds being so costly.

The New York Yankees team was the first baseball club to travel by
air, signing a contract with United Air Lines in May 1946.

Louisa May Alcott, Henry Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and
Henry David Thoreau are all buried at the same cemetery: Sleepy Hollow
Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.

Some men of Parliament wear Bermuda shorts to work.

In Arizona, a hunting license is required by law to hunt
rattlesnakes, but not to own them as pets.

A designer or aficionado of crossword puzzles is called a
cruciverbalist.

Most dangerous of the American rattlesnakes, the western diamondback
kills 10 to 20 people a year. Its venom causes severe local tissue
damage, frequently necessitating amputation.

The Wodaabe, sheltered from the influences of the outside world, have
unusual customs. When Wodaabe greet each other, they may not look each
other directly in the eyes. During daylight hours, a man cannot hold his
wife's hand in public, call her by name, or speak to her in a personal
way.

Asian tree frogs build nests in trees over water. When their tadpoles
hatch, they drop directly into the water.

Teddy Roosevelt was the Police Commissioner of New York in 1895, when
he formed the "Bicycle Squad". Members of the squad chased down speeders
who exceeded the speed limit of 8 miles per hour.
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Old 09-27-2000, 04:19 AM   #2
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Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.

An average person laughs about 15 times a day.

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.(You dream on!)

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500s. (Is the origin of having fun "between the sheets"?)

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours.

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

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.

Bubble gum contains rubber.

You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.

The sex organ on a male spider is located at the end of one of its legs.

Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.

Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana. (I will leave this alone for obvious reasons.)

About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money. [The rest of us are avoiding reality for four more years.]

It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as Pres. Bush in 1991.

Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.

There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.

Mosquitoes have teeth.

Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

27% of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

Aztec emperor Montezuma had nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo.

In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI.
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Old 09-27-2000, 04:19 AM   #3
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The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but the government regulations on the sale of cabbage totals 26,911 words.

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Old 09-27-2000, 04:19 AM   #4
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-only 30% of us can flare our nostrils

-21% of us don't make our bed daily. 5% of us never do.

-Men do 29% of laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.

-40% of women have hurled footwear at a man

-85% of men don't use the slit in their underwear

-67.5% of men were tightie whities (briefs)

-the average bra size today is 36C whereas 10 years ago it was a 34B

-85% of women wear the wrong bra size

-3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations

-13% of us admit to occassionally doing our offspring's homework

-91% of us lie regularly

-27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz

-29% admit they've intentionally stolen something from a store

-50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high prices of snack foods

-90% believe in divine retribution

-10% believe in the 10 Commandments

-82% believe in an afterlife

-45% believe in ghosts

-13% (mostly men) have spent a night in jail

-29% of us are virgins when we marry

-58.4% have called into work sick when we weren't

-10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item

-Over 50% believe in spanking---but only a child over 2 years old

-35% give to charity at least once a month

-How far would you go for $10 million?

-25% would abandon their friends, family, and church
-7% would murder
-69% eat the cake before the frosting

-When nobody else is around, 47% drink straight from the carton

-85% of us will eat Spam this year

-70% of us drink orange juice daily

-Snickers is the most popular candy

-22% of us skip lunch daily

-9% of us skip breakfast daily

-66% of us eat cereal regularly

-22% of all restaurant meals include french fries

-14% of us eat the watermelon seeds

-only 13% brush our teeth from side to side

-45% use mouthwash every day

-22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink

-the typical shower is 101 degrees F

-Nearly 1/3 of U.S. women color their hair

-9% of women and 8% of men have had cosmetic surgery

-53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on

-58% of women paint their nails regularly

-62% of us pop our zits

-33% of women lie about their weight

-10% of us claim to have seen a ghost

-57% have had deja vu

-49% believe in ESP

-4 out of 5 of us have suffered from hemorrhoids

-the average girl starts her period at age 12

-44% have broken a bone

-only 30% of us know our cholesterol level

-14% have attended a self-help meeting

-15% regularly go to a shrink

-78% would rather die quickly than live in a retirement home

-46.5% of men say they ALWAYS put the seat down after they've used the toilet, yet women claim to ALWAYS find it up

-30% of us refuse to sit on a public toilet seat

-54.2% of us always wash our hands after using the toilet

-23.5% admit they don't always flush

-45.2% pee in the shower

-44.9% pee in the ocean

-28.1% pee in the pool

-55.2% will let someone else come in the bathroom while they're using the toilet

-39% of us peek in our host's bathroom cabinet. 17% have been caught by the host.

-81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants

-29% of us ignore RSVP

-71.6% of us eavesdrop

-22% are functionally illiterate

-less than 10% are trilingual

-37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR

-53% prefer ATM machines over tellers

-56% of women do the bills in a marriage

-2 out of 3 of us wouldn't give up our spouse even for a night for a million bucks

-20% of us have played in a band at one time in our life

-40% of us have had music lessons

-44% reuse tinfoil

-57% save pretty gift paper to reuse

-66% of women and 59% of men have used a mix to cook and taken credit for doing it from scratch

-53% read their horoscopes regularly

-16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men)

-59% of us say we're average-looking

-blacks are more than twice as likely to call themselves beautiful

-90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us

-53% of us would take advice from Anne Landers

-28% of us have skinny-dipped. 14% with the opposite sex.

-51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity

-on average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year

-20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends

-2 out of 5 have married their first love

-the biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money

-only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand

-1 in 5 men proposed on his knees

-6% propose over the phone

-71% can drink a stick-shift car

-45% of us consistantly follow the speed limit

-2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light

-1/3 of us don't wear seat belts

-12% of men never use their car blinkers

-44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them

-25% of us drive after we've been drinking

-4 out of 5 sing in the car

-the average sexual experience lasts about 39 minutes

-men say the average erect penis is 10". Women say it's 4"

-56% of men have had sex at work

-1 in 3 of us have had an extramarital affair

-62% think there is nothing wrong with affairs

-60% of men and 54% of women have had a 1-night stand

-the most common fantasy is oral sex

-women buy 4 out of every 10 condoms sold

-8% of us have regular anal sex

-58% like dirty talk during sex

-22% rent porno flicks at least once

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Old 09-27-2000, 04:42 AM   #5
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1 out of 500 can drive good, fluent, fast and safe

At least that's my impression this morning...
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Old 09-27-2000, 02:48 PM   #6
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Wonj wins. Mike, pack your stuff and go home.

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Old 09-28-2000, 01:58 AM   #7
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Boy, wonj really took a sexual turn near the end! You been gettin' enough lately?
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Old 09-28-2000, 02:12 AM   #8
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wonj,
Do you make up part of the x% of people who have nothing better to do with their time?

If 55% of Americans don't know that the Sun is a star, what do they think it is?

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Old 09-28-2000, 05:49 AM   #9
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I'm the percentage of the population that has nothing better to do than dig up useless facts!! Doh!!

And, no...definately not gettin enough lately! Never enough...
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Old 09-28-2000, 07:45 AM   #10
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what is this one?

Quote:
71% can drink a stick-shift car
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Old 09-28-2000, 07:46 AM   #11
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drink = drive
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Old 09-29-2000, 12:20 AM   #12
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"If you drink don't drive - do the watermelon crawl"
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