- The longest one-syllable word in the English language
- On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over
the Parliament Building is an American flag.
- Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
- All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
- A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened
- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters
- The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
- The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture
cell' or 'picture element'.
- Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every
- Cat's urine glows under a black light.
- The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged
in sixteen rows.
- The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
- Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi
built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies
now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.
- On the new hundred-dollar bill the time on the clock
tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
- All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln
Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
- If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5
etc) the total is 5050
- The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
- The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 oz.
- The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
- Duddley DoRight's Horses name was "Horse."
- Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain was born on a day in 1835
when Haley's Comet came into veiw. When He died in 1910,
Haley's Comet came into view again.
- Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is
a registered trademark of AT&T.
- The first hard drive available for the Apple had
a capacity of 5megabytes.
- In many cases, the amount of storage space on a recordable
CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes,
63 minutes is 550 megabytes.
- 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.)
- Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically
it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, congress forgot
to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
- 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
- Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can
twitch only one at a time.
- The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume
of the Pacific Ocean.
- Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
- The largest city in the United States with a one syllable
name is Flint, Michigan.
- On the cartoon show 'The Jetsons', Jane is 33 years
old and her daughter Judy is 15.
- In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is
the only person who has a speaking role.
- Only humans and horses have hymens.
- The word "set" has more definitions than any other word
in the English language.
- The state with the longest coastline in the US is Michigan.
- We will have four consecutive full moons making two
blue moons in 1999 (January 2 and 31, March 2 and 31.)
The only other time it happened this century was in
1915 (January 1 and 31, March 1 and 31.)
- Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going
to actor's salaries.
- Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation,
was played by six different cats.
- The longest U.S. highway is route 6 starting in Cape
Cod, Massachusetts going through 14 states, and ending
in Bishop, California...
- The number of the trash compactor in Star Wars (20th
Century Fox, 1977) is 3263827.
- "Underground" is the only word in the English language
that begins and ends with the letters "und."
- A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop
goes to the production of Guinness beer.
- If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads
5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs
more, so it ends up on the bottom.
- The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
- Mr. Snuffleupagas' first name was Alyoisus.
- In the movie "the Right Stuff" there is a scene where
a government recruiter for the Mercury astronaut program
(played by Jeff Goldblum) is in a bar at Muroc Dry Lake,
California. His partner suggests Chuck Yeager as a good
astronaut candidate. Jeff proceeds to badmouth Yeager
claiming they need someone who went to college. During
the conversation the real Chuck Yeager is playing a
bartender who is standing behind the recruiters eavesdropping.
General Yeager is listed low in the movie credits as
- Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
- There are only four words in the English language which
end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous,
- The longest word in the English language, according
to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopics-
ilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the
same amount of letters ispneumonoultra-microscopicsilicovol-
canoconioses, its plural.
- The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatan-
whenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
- 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.
- After the Civil War the U.S. sued Great Britain for
damages that were caused by them building ships for
the Confederacy. We originally asked for $1 billion
but settled on $25 Million.
- There are 22 stars surrounding the mountain on the Paramount
- Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.
- There is a word in the English language with only one
vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility.
- In most advertisments, including newspapers, the time
displayed on a watch is 10:10.
- The only Dutch word to contain eight consecutive consonants
- Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was
eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
- The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan's original name was
- The first word spoken by an ape in the movie Planet
of the Apes was "Smile".
- Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the
- Geller and Huchra have made three-dimensional maps of
the distribution of galaxies. In each layer of the
map some galaxies are grouped together in such a way
that they resemble a human being.
- Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.
- Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture
- The second longest word in the English language is
- When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g.,
motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the
new word is called a "portmanteau."
- 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
- The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two
lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
- In 1969, the last Corvair was painted gold.
- The real name of the "I've fallen and I can't get up"
lady is Edith Fore.
- Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
- Betsy Ross's other contribution to the American Revolution,
beside sewing the first American flag, was running a
munitions factory in her basement.
- The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
- Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.
- Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal,
and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
- Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of "Helen" on
- Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
- A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
- 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
- The Ramses brand condom is named after the great phaoroh
Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
- There is a seven letter word in the English language
that contains ten words without rearranging any of its
letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here,
here, ere, therein, herein.
- Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was
changed in Canada for marketing reasons.
- When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football
at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest
- John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette
Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
- 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.
- On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the
upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield"
and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
- It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- "Evian" spelled backvards is naive.
- The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called
- Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
- 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.
- The A&W of root beer fame stands for Allen and Wright.
- A baby eel is called an elver, a baby oyster is called
- Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.
- Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in
the entire world.
- Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."
- There are four cars and ten lightposts on the back of
a ten-dollar bill.
- ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from
each of their first names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-
- What five digit number, when multiplied by the number
4, is the same number with the digits in reverse order?
21978; 21978 x 4 = 87912.
- It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there
is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
- In the 1983 film "JAWS 3D" the shark blows up. Some
of the shark guts were the stuffed ET dolls being sold
at the time.
- Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their
hooves fall off.
- 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
- 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.
- St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after
a man who ran a saloon there.
- The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S.
$5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln
- Moon was Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name.
(Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon in 1969.)
- Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You"
theme? It's Paul Reiser himself.. And Greg Evigan
sang the "My Two Dads" theme. Kelsey Grammar sings
and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser.Alan
Thicke, the father in the TV show Growing Pains wrote
the theme songs for The Facts of Life and Diff'rent
- In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll
put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July
20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot
on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, andonly, home
- The Grateful Dead were once called The Warlocks.
- Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that
was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His
first name was Willy.
- The Skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas
Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode
on their radio's newscast about the wreck.
The Professor's real name was Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann's
last name was Summers and Mrs. Howell's maiden name
- 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
- Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.
The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
- The original fifty cent piece in Australian decimal
currency had around $2.00 worth of silver in it before
it was replaced with a less expensive twelve sided coin.
- The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.
- 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 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.
- Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight. Elton comes
from Elton Dean, a Bluesology sax player. John comes
from Long John Baldry, founder of Blues Inc. They were
the first electric white blues band ever seen in England-
- The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the
balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old
cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs
were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass
monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would
crack and break off... Thus the saying.
- Horses cannot vomit.
- Rabbits cannot vomit.
- S.O.S. doesn't stand for "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our
Souls" -- It was just chosen by an 1908 international
conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O
were easy to remember and just about anyone could key
it and read it, S = dot dot dot, O = dash dash dash..
- Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.
- When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring
is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey
mate, the offspring is called a hinny.
- A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.
- Hugh "Ward Cleaver" Beaumont was an ordained minister.
- The Old English word for "sneeze" is "fneosan."
- John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
- Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails
have all been used as money.
- The Los Angeles Rams were the first U.S. football team
to introduce emblems on their helmets.
- The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles
in its head.
- Dartboards are made out of horsehairs.
- One of the many Tarzans, Karmuela Searlel, was mauled
to death on the set by a raging elephant.
- Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was
playing with engine parts and realized the possible
secondary use of one of the springs.
- There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
Octopi have gardens.
- "Ever think you're hearing something in a song, but
they're really singing something else? The word for
mis-heard lyrics is 'mondegreen,' and it comes from
a folk song in the '50's. The singer was actuallys inging
"They slew the Earl of Morray and laid him on the green,"
but this came off sounding like 'They slew the Earl
of Morray and Lady Mondegreen.'"
- Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
- "Strengths" is the longest word in the English language
with just one vowel.
- "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with
only the left hand.
- One of the longest English words that can be typed using
the top row of a typewriter (allowing multiple uses
of letters) is 'typewriter.'
- When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height
of six feet, normally without being hurt.
- Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.
- The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever homerun
and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever homerun
where thrown by the same man.
- Stalin was only five feet, four inches tall.
- Stalin's left foot had webbed toes, and his left arm
is noticeably shorter than his right.
- Tomb robbers believed that knocking Egyptian sarcophagi's
noses off would and therefore forestall curses.
- The allele for six fingers and toes is dominant in humans.
A face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
- Medieval knights put sharkskin on their sword handles
to give them a more secure grip; they would dig the
sharp scales into their palms.
- Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into
the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark
- The only planet without a ring is earth.
- Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.
- If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will
- The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways
are called Botts dots.
- Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television
special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
- A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
- Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."
- A group of frogs is called an army.
- A group of rhinos is called a crash.
- A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
- A group of whales is called a pod.
- A group of geese is called a gaggle.
- A group of ravens is called a murder.
- A group of officers is called a mess.
- A group of larks is called an exaltation.
- A group of owls is called a parliament.
- The 80s song "Rosanna" from the Eighties was written
about Rosanna Arquette, the actress.
- Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
- Starfish don't have brains.
imformation compiled from various sources on the net
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