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


*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.