Random Facts of the Week # 9

April 13, 2012

- Google is actually the common name  for a number with a million zeros. - Every time you sneeze, one of your brain cells die. - The plastic things on the ends of shoelaces are called aglets. - It cost$ $7 million to build the Titanic and $200 million to make a film about it. - The first Harley Davidson... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #8

April 3, 2012

- South American gauchos were known to put raw steak under their saddles before starting a day’s riding, in order to tenderise the meat - American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. - Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #7

March 5, 2012

- In California, it’s against the law to use your dirty underwear as a dust rag. - No president of the United States was an only child. - Elephants can’t jump. Every other mammal can. - In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits. - There are no clocks... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #6

February 15, 2012

- The two highest IQ’s ever recorded (on a standard test) both belong to women. - There are exactly four cars and eleven lamp posts on the back of a ten-dollar bill. - Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #5

February 6, 2012

- In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere. - The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard. - Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike. - It was considered unfashionable for Venetian women, during the Renaissance... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #4

January 31, 2012

- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds. - The chances of your dying on the trip to buy your MegaBucks ticket is greater than your chance  of winning. - Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades – King David; Clubs – Alexander... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #3

January 24, 2012

- Women blink nearly twice as much as men. - The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1. - Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate. - If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #2

January 17, 2012

- Queen Victoria was one of the first women ever to use chloroform to combat pain during childbirth. - The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado. - Eau de Cologne was originally marketed as a way of protecting yourself against the plague. - People in Siberia often buy... Read more »

Random Facts of the Week #1

January 10, 2012

-   You can’t sleep with chickens in Clawson City, Mich. -   Thai researchers have succeeded in generating electricity from natural gas made from elephant dung. -   Native American Indians used to name their children after the first thing they saw as they left   their tepees subsequent... Read more »