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
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.
Barbie's measurements (prior to her recenct makeover) if she
were life size: 39-23-33.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full
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
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each
gallon of diesel that it burns.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal
Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City,
after the Catholic Church.
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 Dodge engines.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
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
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 a dollar.
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 Game.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000
times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more,
so it ends up on the bottom.
The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
The longest word in the English language, according to the
Oxford English Dictionary, is
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other
word with the same amount of letters is its plural,
The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the
1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella.
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of
Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth...and whose shame created
the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty
Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean McBricker.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses
II who fathered over 160 children.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when
they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern
White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly
of the Monkees)
Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an
Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only
used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was
Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas
Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their
radio's newscast about the wreck.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If
captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a
map for escape.
The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing
the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float.
Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated,
and it has floated ever since.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks
otherwise it will digest itself.
The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."
A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in
the background -- when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they
are actually talking.
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.
'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after President Grover
Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
A whale's penis is called a dork.
Physicist Murray Gell-Mann named the sub-atomic particles known
as quarks for a random line in James Joyce, "Three quarks for
"Three dog night" (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came
about because on especially cold nights these nomadic people
needed three dogs (dingos, actually) to keep from freezing.
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan"
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."
A group of frogs is called an army.
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of whales is called a pod.
A group of geese is called a gaggle.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of officers is called a mess.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.