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41 Things You Always Wanted To Know Part Two

posted in Various
07/01/2014
  • Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.

    The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

    The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

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

  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

    If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    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.

  • If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.

    Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building, it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

    Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

    The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in aircrashes.

    Certain frogs can be frozen solid, then thawed, and survive.

    Cat's urine glows under a black light.

    A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

    A rat can last longer without water than a camel.


    To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

    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.

  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

    The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

    Coca Cola was originally green.

    40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

    Every person has a unique tongue print.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    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 years old.

  • Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

    Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

    Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson".

    In "Casablanca", Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam".

    In the TV series I Love Lucy, Ricki Ricardo never actually said "Lucy you have some 'splaining to do"

    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.

    Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

    First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer

  • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original film "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

    James Doohan, who played Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, was missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.

    All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

    Debra Winger was the voice of E.T

  • Found this at

    http://www.begent.org/funfact.htm

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