scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Some interesting facts for a Friday
Mark Arend (mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM
Fri Nov 19 1999 - 09:57:42 CST
>>Did you know...
>>Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven.....$6,400.
>>The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time
>> television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
>>Coca-Cola was originally green and contained cocaine.
>>Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
>>Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
>>Men can read smaller print than women......women can hear better.
>>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 people airborne over the US any given hour......61,000.
>>Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
>>The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
>>The youngest pope was 11 years old.
>>First novel ever written on a typewriter.......Tom Sawyer.
>>The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
>>Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
>>Spades - King David.......Clubs - Alexander the Great,
>>Hearts -Charlemagne.......Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
>>111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 123,456,789
>> Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes
>> them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
>> 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 cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for
>> each gallon of diesel that it burns.
>>How about this....
>> The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the
>> plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores
>> 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
>> posies..."), 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!")
>> Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
>> A. Conception
>> Q. What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other TVshow?
>> A. No theme song.
>> Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
>> A. Their birthplace.
>> Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular
>> boat name requested?
>> A. Obsession
>> Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to
>>go until you would find the letter "A" ?
>> A. One thousand
>> Q. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers
>>and laser printers all have in common?
>> A. All invented by women.
>> Q. This is the only food that doesn't spoil.
>> A. Honey
>> Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day
>>of the year.
>>A. Father's Day
>> Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is
>>the most ironic?
>> A. He was allergic to carrots.
Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster
Beaver Dam, Wisc.