Useless facts



Some more of those facts that you didn't know you didn't know!!



*Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.



*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.



*The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has

memorised all 158 verses.



*There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.



*The average secretary'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 members of the peach family.



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



*There are only four words in the English language which end in "-

dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.



*Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los

Angeles de Porciuncula". And can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."



*A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.



*An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.



*Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.



*In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a

watch is 10:10.



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



*The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.



*When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the

stadium becomes the state's third largest city.



*The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert

the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life".



*A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.



*A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.



*A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.



*On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand

corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front

upper right-hand corner.



*It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.



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



*Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser

himself.



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



*The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator,

Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."



*The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube

and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.



*Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.



*John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.



*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.



*Typewriter is the only ten letter word you can type on the top of your keyboard.