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 as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the
ground, the person died of natural causes.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use
to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big
Village". There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
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 WWII 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
The most common name in the world is
The word "samba" means "to
rub navels together."
The international telephone dialing code
for Antarctica is 672.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was
allergic to carrots.
Until 1965, driving was done on the
left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at
5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to
prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to
realize that *this* was the day of the changeover.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only
elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such
that it rhymed with "rejoice."
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said
"Play it again, Sam."
Sherlock Holmes never said
"Elementary, my dear Watson."
More people are killed annually by donkeys
than die in air crashes.
The term, "It's all fun and games
until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling
matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to
be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for
1/100th of a second.
The average person falls asleep in seven
Hershey's Kisses are called that because
the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made
out of cotton.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're
consuming 1/10 of a calorie.