Saturday, February 2, 2008

More Saturday Silliness

Who Knew??

* No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

* The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

* Earth is the only planet not named after a Pagan God.

* A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

* Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

* Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

* The first owner of the Marlboro company died of cancer.

* All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

* Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

* The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.

* The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

* Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.

* Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "e".

* The largest pumpkin weighed 377 pounds.

* The largest cabbage weighed 144 pounds.

* Pinocchio was made of pine.

* Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.

* A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

* Cranberry Jell-O is the only kind that contains real fruit.

May your Saturday be all that you want it to be !!


Mommyca said...

Wow, alot of those I did not know...very intresting!

SJ said...

The first owner of the Marlboro company died of cancer - I think he lived in Colorado too!

Neat facts!

Heather J said...

I think I saw this website, because for our newsletter at work, I had to find random trivia facts and I had a lot of these on there! Love it!

LB said...

I think the guy that invented the toilet lives in a toilet shapes house. Saw it on the new not to long ago.

Alix said...

Very interesting, although I don't believe the one about apples, caffeine rules! I really don't want to believe the one about the dust mites yuck!

Rachel said...

Interesting! Did you get things squared away with you dishwasher?

Beccy said...

Of course I had to try the paper thing...twice!!!

Beccy said...

Of course I had to try the paper thing...twice!!!

"J" said...

That is some interesting stuff!!! I had no idea that...A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge and a dime has 118 ridges around the edge. The dime is so much smaller than a quarter but just 1 groove off?!?!?! CRAZY!

Joy T. said...

As a complete germaphobe that dust mite one made me throw up a little in my mouth!!! And I didn't know they made cranberry Jell-O? I am so going to have to look for that.

Beckie said...

Must be something with the name because, like Beccy, I had to try and retry the paper folding thing. I am still determined that I can fold it more than seven.