The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union
to Test telex/twx communications)
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
The Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
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 only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a
letter is uncopyrightable.
Hang On Sloopy 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
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus
the name of the Don McLean song.) 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 park statue 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 used to 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
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in
the 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.
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.
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 of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate
toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest
point in Colorado.
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
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-Star 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."
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a
year's supply of footballs.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for
dating are already married.
There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth are: Marlboro,
Coca-Cola, and Budweiser in that order.
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the
palms of their hands.
Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the
sale of vodka.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the
world's nuclear weapons combined.
Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average
age of the Rolling Stones: 50.6.
Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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