313. Things You Should Know

In case you don’t know everything yet, maybe this information will help fill in the gaps: (I hope most of it is true.)

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

The 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

Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400. 

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 between 11 to 20 years old.   Benedict IX

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, and
Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

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 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. (This may be an urban legend.)

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 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 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. 

So now don’t you feel better informed?

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One Response to 313. Things You Should Know

  1. Josie says:

    I would really enjoy green diet coke.

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