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Fw: Dennis Sandstrom <dennis.com>: FW: MORE TRIVIA

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Larry Cox (l_j_cox)
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 17:56:53 -0700


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From: Claire Barnes <clairebar>
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Date: Monday, March 09, 1998 1:47 PM
Subject: Dennis Sandstrom <dennis.com>: FW: MORE TRIVIA

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>From: Dennis Sandstrom <dennis.com>
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>Subject: FW: MORE TRIVIA
>Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 08:29:25 PST
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>Sent: Saturday, March 07, 1998 6:31 PM
>To: DWSANDSTROM; DENNIS.com;
>NVSANDSTROM; DAVIDG
>Subject: MORE TRIVIA
>
>The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television
>were
> Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
>Coca-Cola was originally green.
>Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
>It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
>Smartest dogs: 1) Jack Russell Terrier & Scottish Border Collie
>Dumbest: Afghan hound.
>Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
>Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
>Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each
>salad served first class: $40,000
>City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong
>State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
>Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
>Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
>Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
>Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear:
>7
>Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if
>they
>had it to do all over again: 80%
>Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man: 50%
>Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
>Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
>Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70%
>Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
>Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for Profiles in
>Courage
>Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
>The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and in lived in China 1910.
>The youngest pope was 11 years old.
>Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
>First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
>A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
>In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services
>(two-
>way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other
>channel
>assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no
>channel 1.
>The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
>The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is
>uncopyrightable.
>Hang On Snoopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
>Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
>The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore
>when
>the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground
>floor
>and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
>The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name
>of the
>Don McLean song.)
>When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually
>pass
>out from sheer terror.
>The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year
>because
>when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of
>all the
>books that would occupy the building.
>Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
>history.
>Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts -Charlemagne,
>and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
>111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
>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.
>Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without
>killing them would burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get
>fired."
>Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
>Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the
>last
>signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
>"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
>The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South
>Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber
>machine
>gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the
>fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the
>whole 9
>yards."
>Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
>looks
>like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
>The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
>stated
>that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
>An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
>The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
>The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five
>must be
>straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war
>or
>other emergencies.
>In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
>The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the
>"General
>Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
>The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is
>necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state Virginia still had
>segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and
>whites.
>The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each
>gallon of
>diesel that it burns.
>The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in
>Colorado.
>Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
>If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19.
>You
>also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make
>change for a dollar.
>No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a
>Superbowl.
>The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
>The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports
>games
>(MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major
>League
>all-stars Game.
>Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
>The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
>How about these....
> The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the
>plague.
> Infected people with the plague would get red circular
>sores("Ring around the
> rosey..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks
>would put
> flowers on their bodies somewhere inconspicuously), so that it
>would cover
>the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of poseys..."), People
>who died
>from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible
>spread of the
>disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!")
>
>
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