Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Did You Know? Part Trois!

That in 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills?

That Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza everyday?

That more Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world?

That a 1/4 of the bones in your body is in your feet?

That if the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction?

That if you multiply 111,111,111 by 111,111,111, you get 12,345,678,987,654,321?

That the term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England?

That "Zorro" means "fox" in Spanish?

That "dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"?

That "floccinaucinihilipilification" which means "the act of estimating as worthless" is the longest non-medical word in the English language; it's 29 letters long?

That "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you"?

That the word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo"?

That the words "racecar" and "kayak" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left?

That "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language?

That there are no words in the English language that rhyme with silver, orange, or month?

That there are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet? The Hawaiian Alphabet consists of
A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, W.

That the only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"?

That California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named "Jesus Christ"?

That in Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person?

That in Fruita, Colorado the town folk celebrate "Mike the Headless Chicken Day." Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head? Mike died from choking on a corn kernel.

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