The Los Angeles Rams were the first U.S. football team to introduce emblems on their helmets.
The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
Dart-boards are made out of horsehair.
Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
Octopi have gardens.
“Ever think you’re hearing something in a song, but they’re really singing something else? The word for mis-heard lyrics is ‘mondegreen,’ and it comes from a folk song in the ’50’s. The singer was actually singing “They slew the Earl of Morray and laid him on the green,” but this came off sounding like ‘They slew the Earl of Morray and Lady Mondegreen.'”
Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
‘Strengths’ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.
‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
One of the longest English words that can be typed using the top row of a typewriter (allowing multiple uses of letters) is ‘typewriter.’
When a giraffe’s baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.
The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man.
To “testify” was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
During conscription for WWII, there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.
Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
Stalin was only five feet, four inches tall.
Stalin’s left foot had webbed toes, and his left arm is noticeably shorter than his right.
Swans and Ducks are the only birds with penises.
in fact, the longest bird penis on record belongs to a duck
A whale’s penis is called a dork.
Some carnivores, rodents, bats and insectivores have a penis bone, called a baculum.
A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size.
Tomb robbers believed that knocking Egyptian sarcophagi’s noses off would and therefore forestall curses.
The allele for six fingers and toes is dominant in humans.
The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
Medieval knights put sharkskin on their sword handles to give them a more secure grip; they would dig the sharp scales into their palms.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
The only planet without a ring is earth.
Wayne’s World was filmed in two weeks.
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots.
Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink.”
A group of frogs is called an army.
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of whales is called a pod.
A group of geese is called a gaggle.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of officers is called a mess.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
The 80s song “Rosanna” from the Eighties was written about Rosanna Arquette, the actress.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
Starfish don’t have brains.
Shrimps’ hearts are in their heads.
Did you know that the actor Jane Seymour’s birth name is:
Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg.
Roy Rogers name was Leonard Slye
Dale Evans was Frances Octavia Smith.
The derivation of the word trivia comes from the Latin “tri-” + “via”, which means three streets. This is because in ancient times, at an intersection of three streets in Rome, they would have a type of kiosk where ancillary information was listed. You might be interested in it, you might not, hence they were bits of”trivia.”
Henry VIII only had two of his wives executed;
Anne Boleyn (#2) and Catherine Howard (#5).
Catherine of Aragon (#1) died after he had divorced her,
Jane Seymour (#3) died after childbirth (of Edward),
Anne of Cleves (#4) died after he divorced her
Katherine Parr (#6) actually outlived Henry.
Jellyfish have no brains, yet they can tell light from dark, and sence movement.
The term ‘flying on cloud 9’ originates from military flights. Cloud types are classified as numbers… with ‘cloud 9’ being a very tall thunderstorm. Jets have to climb to an extremely high altitude in order to fly over ‘cloud 9.
A dogs sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew. In fact, if you unfolded and laid out the delicate membranes from inside a dogs nose, the membranes would be larger than the dog itself.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. I keep my toothbrush in the living room now.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
The wingspan of the B-36, a retired USAF bomber, was twice as long.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
So did the first ‘Marlboro Man’.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
All U.S. presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn’t like to be seen wearing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Turtles can breathe through their butts
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a two-way mirror?? Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, for it is a two-way mirror
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska!
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
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.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter:o?=o?= Tom Sawyer.
Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
In Massachusetts – It is illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – King David, Hearts – Charlemagne, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Diamonds – Julius Caesar
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
“I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month? A. Conception.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? A. Obsession
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”? A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laserbprinters all have in common? A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil? A. Honey
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year? A. Father’s Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic? A.o?= He was allergic to carrots.
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party? A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.o?= When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase “Goodnight, sleep tight”.
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.o?= Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice.
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden…. and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
Your fingernail has the same ingredients as fly poop