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September 2003

Tue, Sep 30, 2003, 6:29:08 AM
    Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

    The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grape juice.

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

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Sun, Sep 28, 2003, 8:24:16 AM
    In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "sleep tight."

    Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that make them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

    Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints.

    A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h..

    Giraffes give birth standing up -- the baby falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.

Sat, Sep 27, 2003, 5:23:49 AM
    In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

    "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    Elvis Presley was an avid gun collector. His collection of 40 weapons included M-16s and a Thompson submachine gun.

    A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.

    A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis, but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries and back pain.

Fri, Sep 26, 2003, 6:34:03 AM
    North Americans spend close to half a billion dollars per year on chewing gum.

    Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

    It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

    The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

    In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

Thu, Sep 25, 2003, 6:24:56 AM
    The three wise monkeys have names: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

    Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

    Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

    One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year.

    Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never- aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck. The Professor's name was Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann's last name was Summers and Mrs. Howell's maiden name was Wentworth.

Wed, Sep 24, 2003, 6:24:26 AM
    Tonto's nickname for the Lone Ranger, "Kemo Sabe," means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

    Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened one can be dribbled like a basketball.

    Flies taste with their feet.

    Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States.

    Pearls dissolve in vinegar.

Tue, Sep 23, 2003, 6:20:54 AM
    In 1994 Ramon Barrero, a Mexican musician famous for playing the world's smallest harmonica, inhaled the harmonica and choked to death.

    Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

    An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

    Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year.

    A piano covers the full spectrum of all orchestra instruments, from below the lowest note of the double bassoon to above the top note of the piccolo.

Mon, Sep 22, 2003, 6:21:03 AM
    A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

    Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

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

    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny.

Sat, Sep 20, 2003, 5:36:30 AM
    A Shrimp's heart is in its head.

    Canola oil is actually rape seed oil was renamed for marketing reasons.

    Dudley DoRight's Horses name was "Horse."

    Coca-Cola was originally green.

    Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

Fri, Sep 19, 2003, 6:23:23 AM
    A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

    In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.

    "60 Minutes," on CBS is the only major television show that doesn't have a theme song.

    Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

    Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

Fri, Sep 19, 2003, 12:29:33 AM
Glen Thompson
    What's the difference between a Porsche and a pile of dead babies?

    I don't have a Porsche in my garage.

Thu, Sep 18, 2003, 6:28:51 AM
    In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."

    Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.

    In the early days of film making, people who worked on the sets were called movies. The films were called motion pictures.

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

    About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

Wed, Sep 17, 2003, 6:00:52 AM
    About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

    A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface.

    America once issued a 5-cent bill.

    In 32 years, there are about 1 billion seconds.

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

Tue, Sep 16, 2003, 6:23:01 AM
    A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

    The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.

    Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate

    Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada.

    Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Mon, Sep 15, 2003, 6:16:09 AM
    Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

    Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

    Earth is not perfectly round, it is slightly pear-shaped.

    Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

    During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food -- that's the weight of about 6 elephants.

Sat, Sep 13, 2003, 7:06:17 PM
    Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.

    Cat urine glows under a black-light.

    A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

    The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.

    The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%.

Fri, Sep 12, 2003, 6:29:51 AM
    Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.

    About one-third of recorded CDs are pirated.

    Drivers kill more deer than hunters.

    Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow.

    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. The US Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

Thu, Sep 11, 2003, 6:37:20 AM
    Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

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

    Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    The earth weighs 13,176,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds.

Wed, Sep 10, 2003, 6:23:23 AM
    A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though.

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

    Most people blink about 25,000 times a day.

    Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.

    Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.

Tue, Sep 09, 2003, 6:24:44 AM
    In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces.

    A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

    40% of all people at a party snoop in your medicine cabinet.

    A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.

    A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.

Mon, Sep 08, 2003, 6:24:37 AM
    Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

    A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.

    Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

    The youngest pope was 11 years old.

    You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.

Sun, Sep 07, 2003, 7:04:04 AM
    Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital.

    There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.

    Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world.

    The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

    One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

Sat, Sep 06, 2003, 5:45:22 AM
    A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

    A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

    There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S.A.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

Fri, Sep 05, 2003, 6:12:17 AM
    Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

    Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

    Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500.

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    A human fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks.

Thu, Sep 04, 2003, 6:17:18 AM
    A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

    Did you know that there is coffee flavored PEZ candy?

    The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400.

    Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes.

    Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Wed, Sep 03, 2003, 6:25:31 AM
    Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution.

    A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile.

    The state with the longest coastline in the US is Michigan.

    A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off -- it dies from starvation.

    A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth.

Tue, Sep 02, 2003, 6:22:21 AM
    There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.

    An average person laughs about 15 times a day.

    In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.

    Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year.

Mon, Sep 01, 2003, 3:16:54 PM
    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    The life span of a taste bud is ten days.

    Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

    The Barbie doll's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts.

    The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn't have one syllable -- it has three.

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