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20 Facts You Always Wanted To Know Part Three

posted in Various
07/01/2014
  • During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.

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

    Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

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

    The city with the most Roll Royces per capita: Hong Kong

    Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

    Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33

    Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of 11: £4000

  • Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

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

    The term "whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet. 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 stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

    The US Interstate road system was designed so that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

    The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel that it burns.

    A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.

    The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

    Most lipstick contains fish scales.

  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear trousers.

    Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine

    You can tell from the statue of a mounted horseman how the rider died. If all four of the horse's feet are on the ground, he died of natural causes. One foot raised means he died from wounds suffered in battle. Two legs raised means he died in action.

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