ODD FACTS 2
It was discovered on a space
mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is
dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses
its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows
the stomach back down again.
The Eisenhower interstate
system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are
usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
The Boston University Bridge
(on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world
where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving
under an airplane.
Cats have over one hundred
vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Our eyes are always the
same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
David Prowse, was the guy
in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he
was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones
until he saw the screening of the movie.
Many hamsters only blink
one eye at a time.
In every episode of Seinfeld
there is a Superman somewhere.
Barbie's measurements if
she were life size: 39-23-33.
February 1865 is the only
month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
Montpelier, Vermont is the
only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
The Pentagon, in Arlington,
Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s,
the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring
separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
No word in the English language
rhymes with month.
The cruise liner, Queen
Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
There are two credit cards
for every person in the United States.
Isaac Asimov is the only
author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
Columbia University is the
second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
Cat's urine glows under
a black light.
Back in the mid to late
80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it
could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
The first Ford cars had
Leonardo Da Vinci invented
It takes about a half a
gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
In the last 4000 years,
no new animals have been domesticated.
Babies are born without
knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
The highest point in Pennsylvania
is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous
if injected intravenously
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
The most common name in
the world is Mohammed.
Michael Jordan makes more
money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
No NFL team which plays
it's home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl The first toilet ever seen
on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
In the great fire of London
in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured
Lincoln Logs were invented
by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
One of the reasons marijuana
is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers --they
saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive
as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
The only two days of the
year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day
before and the day after the Major League All-Star
and other "berries" are not actually berries according to botanical definition. The botanical
group "berry" actually consists of things like
cucumbers, oranges, and grapes!
Kermit the Frog is left
101 Dalmatians and Peter
Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present
and don't die throughout the movie.
Tmesis is the act of putting
one word inside another, for example, abso-bloody-lutely.
Abdul Kassem Ismael, Grand
Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. The
117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels which
were trained to walk in alphabetical order.
The height of the 984-foot-tall
Eiffel Tower varies by as much as six inches, depending on the temperature.
The Wright Brothers' historic
flight lasted 12 seconds.
Coca-Cola was originally
Every day more money is
printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury
It is possible to lead a
cow upstairs but not downstairs.
Men can read smaller print
better than women; women can hear better.
Amount American Airlines
saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class: $40,000
Percentage of Africa that
is wilderness: 28%
Percentage of North America
that is wilderness: 38%
Average number of days a
West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
Percentage of American men
who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
Percentage of American women
who say they'd marry the same man: 50%
Average number of people
airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
Intelligent people have
more zinc and copper in their hair.
The world's youngest parents
were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola
per capita than any other nation.
First novel ever written
on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Clans of long ago that wanted
to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them would burn their houses down -
hence the expression "to get fired."
am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.