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Re: Did you know?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 20, 2010, 09:14 »
Did you know the Giants (those guys who whupped the Rangers) used to be a New York team?!?!?!

They even used to share a field with the New York Yankees (nee Highlanders),....

I'm just looking for some spin here,.... :hole:,..... [sos]


The icing on that cake...a three team deal was just announced...Jeter to the Rangers....Molina to the Yanks....Zito to the Yanks...Cliff Lee to the G-Men.

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Re: Did you know?
« Reply #26 on: Apr 02, 2011, 10:06 »
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

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.

The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.

The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 oz.

Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously

Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.

Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going to actor's salaries.

A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.

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.

Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on watch is 10:10.

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.

The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

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 dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The
frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's
mouth. Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's
contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.

Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."

ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their first names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)

The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.

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

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? It's Paul Reiser himself..

Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of

The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8
miles away.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

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.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.

Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.

Hugh "Ward Cleaver" Beaumont was an ordained minister.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.

Dartboards are made out of horsehairs.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.

Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.

To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

The only planet without a ring is earth.

Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.

A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell such that he looks forward to making the trip.

Inspite of inflation, a penny is still a fair price for most peoples thoughts.

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Re: Did you know?
« Reply #27 on: Apr 02, 2011, 12:11 »
where did he find all that?

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« Reply #28 on: Apr 02, 2011, 01:30 »
Writer Edgar Allan Poe and LSD advocate Timothy Leary were both kicked out of West Point.

The German Kaiser Wilhelm II had a withered arm and often hid the fact by posing with his hand resting on a sword, or by holding gloves.

James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.

Hulk Hogan's real name is Terry Bollea.

Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her hair.

Paul Revere rode on a borrowed horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.

Napoleon Bonaparte's mother's name was Laticia.

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversiary of Canada's independence.

Al Capone's famous scar (which earned him the nickname "Scarface") was from an attack. The brother of a girl he had insulted attacked him with a knife, leaving him with the three distinctive scars.

The Red Baron's real name was Manfred Von Richtofen.

A golden razor removed from King Tut's Tomb was still sharp enough to be used. Source: David Katz-Doft

Susan Sarandon's last name is from her first husband, Chris Sarandon, also known as Prince Humperdinck from The Princess Bride.

Dr. Seuss pronounced his name so that it rhymed with "rejoice." Source: Bryan Giese

     Mata Hari, who was executed by firing squad in France in October, 1917, is probably the most famous spy of all time. Yet in fact she was not Oriental, or even a spy. Mata Hari was the stage name adopted by a plump, middle-aged Dutch divorcee named Margaretha McLeod who had left her alcoholic Scottish husband and opted to become a dancer in Europe.
     The evidence of her alleged espionage on behalf of the German Kaiser is based merely on her being mistaken for a known German agent, Clara Benedix, by the British in November 1916. She was arrested and released by police when they realized the mistake. She was later arrested in France and charged with having been in contact with German intelligence officers in Madrid. At her trial in Paris her lurid lifestyle was used to damning effect. It was only in 1963, when secret files relating to her case were released, that the legend was reassessed. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote his famous poem "Kubla Khan" directly from a dream. He was in the midst of writing down the visions he had seen in his dream when someone knocked on the door and he rose to let him in. On returning to his work, Coleridge found that he could not remember the rest of the dream. That is why "kubla Khan" remains unfinished. Source: "2201 Fascinating Facts"

Karl Marx wrote to Friedrich Engles, "I do not trust any Russian. As soon as a Russian worms his way in, all hell breaks loose." Source: "Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts"

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

People who work at night tend to weigh more than people who don't. Source: "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader"

The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.

In 1976 Sarah Caldwell became the first woman to conduct the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

The Earl of Condom was a knighted personal physician to England's King Charles II in the mid-1600's. The Earl was requested to produce a method to protect the King from syphillis.(Charles the II's pleasure-loving nature was notorious.). The result should be obvious.

The "R" in Dean R. Koontz's name stands for Ray.

Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous trans Atlantic flight.

Stalin was only five feet, four inches tall.

Stalin's left foot had webbed toes, and his left arm was noticably shorter than his right.

Betsy Ross's other contribution to the American Revolution, beside sewing the first American flag, was running a munitions factory in her basement.

Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth ... and whose shame created the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, sentenced to life in prison for splinting the fractured leg of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, became a hero to guards and inmates of his island prison when he stopped a yellow-fever epidemic there, in 1868, after the army doctors had died. President Johnson, Lincoln's successor, pardoned Mudd in early 1869.

John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.

Jesus Christ died at age 33.

Sting got his name because of a yellow-and-black striped shirt he wore until it literally fell apart.

Every photograph of an American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.

The woman who has appeared most on the covers of Time magazine is the Virgin Mary -- ten times.

Napoleon favored mathematicians and physical scientists, but excluded humanists from his circle, believing them to be troublemakers.

Physicist Murray Gell-Mann named the sub-atomic particles known as quarks for a random line in James Joyce, "Three quarks for Muster Mark!"

Samuel Clemens's pseudonym "Mark Twain" was the nickname of a riverboat pilot about whom Clemens wrote a needless nasty satirical piece. Apparently, Clemens felt guilt later and adopted the name as a nom de plume as some sort of expiation. The phrase does not mean measuring the depth of the river; it means a specific depth, to wit, two fathoms (twelve feet.)

The only person ever to decline a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was Sinclair Lewis for his book Arrowsmith.

Horatio Alger, the man whose name symbolized success, had many personal problems and died broke. His stories of poor boys who became rich inspired people to a better life -- but Alger himself did not profit by it.

Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of "The Boy General" is one of the few women buried at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York

Cleopatra's last name was Ptolemy, and she was Greek rather than Egyptian.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

The lead singer of The Knack, famous for "My Sharona," and Jack Kevorkian's lead defense attorney are brothers, Doug & Jeffrey Feiger.

The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan's original name was Temujin.

Genghis Khan started out life as a goatherd.

The type specimen for the human species is the skull of Edward Drinker Cope, an American paleontologist of the late 1800's. A type specimen is used in paleontology as the best example ofthat species.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

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

Louis IV of France had a stomach the size of two regular stomachs.

Elizabeth I of England suffered from anthophobia, a fear of roses.

Lizzie Borden was acquitted.

Leon Trotsky, the seminal Russian Communist, was assassinated in Mexico with an ice-pick.

Alexander Hamilton was shot by Aaron Burr in the groin.

A scholar who studies the Marquis de Sade is called a Sadian, not a Sadist (of course).

St. Augustine was the first major proponent of the "missionary" position.

Ralph Lauren's original name was Ralph Lifshitz.

Anne Boleyn had six fingernails on one hand.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

Artist Constantino Brumidi fell from the dome of the U.S. Capitol while painting a mural around the rim. He died four months later.

Oliver Cromwell was hanged and decapitated two years after he had died.

A person from the country of Nauru is called a Nauruan; this is the only palindromic nationality.

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Re: Did you know?
« Reply #29 on: Apr 02, 2011, 06:18 »
The only planet without a ring is earth.

I'd like to see how Mercury maintains a ring. Or Venus. Any source on that?


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