Random Facts

I can not attest to all of these being 100% true. I saw these on the internet, and we all know that if it is on the internet it must be true. So here are a few facts from the internet:

  • All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.Random internet facts
  • If she were life size, Barbie’s measurements are: 39-23-33.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  • “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in”-dous”:
    tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • The longest place-name still in use is:
    Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
  • Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula” and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, “L.A.”
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  • The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
  • The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the “1” encased in the “shield” and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • Who’s that playing the piano on the “Mad About You” theme? Why it’s Paul Reiser himself.
  • The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
  • The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz” was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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