Monday, June 27, 2005

EQ - Fun Facts

Q: What occurs more often in December than in any other month?
A: Conception

Q: What separates "60 Minutes" on CBS from every other TV show?
A: No theme song

Q: Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A: Their birthplace.

Q: Most boat owners name their boats. What's the most popular boat name?
A: Obsession

Q: If you were to spell out number, how far would you have to count until you found the letter "A"?
A: One thousand.

Q: What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A: They were all invented by women.

Q: What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A: honey

Q: There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
A: Father's Day

Q: What trivial fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
A: He's allergic to carrots.

Q: What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A: Snoop in your medicine cabinet.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Coca-cola was originally green.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear and smell better.

The State with the highest percentate of people who walk to work: Alaska.

Almost everyone who's color blind is male.

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of 11 - $6,400

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The only mobile National Monument in the US?
The San Francisco cable cars

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents s great kind from history:
Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Hearts - Charlemagne
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the groun, the person died of natural causes.

Only two people signed the Declaraction of Independence on July 4th - Joh Hancock and Charles Thomson.

"I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The term "the whole 9 yards" frome from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When aiming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fueslage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which states that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The name "Jeep" came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle.

The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only 6 inches for each gallon of deisel fuel it burns.

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars game.

The nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosey" is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores. These sores would smell badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously) so that it would cover the smell ("a pocket full of posies"). Furthermore, people who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce spreading the disease ("Ashes, ashes, we all fall fown").

Hershey's kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

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