May 8, 2010

Funny true facts #1

x) It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is "shake" and the 46th word from the last word is "spear".

x) If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.

x) The strength of early lasers was measured in Gillettes, the number of blue razor blades a given beam could puncture.

x) The drive-through line on opening day at the McDonald's restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was at times seven miles long.

x) Point Roberts in Washington State is cut off from the rest of the state by British Columbia, Canada. If you wish to travel from Point Roberts to the rest of the state or vice versa, you must pass through Canada, including both Canadian and U.S. customs.

x) The Pentagon in Washington, D. C. has five sides, five stories, and five acres in the middle.

x) Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.

x) There is an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of 200.

x) 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

x) Newborn babies are given to the wrong mother in the hospital 12 times a day worldwide.

x) The Starbucks at the highest elevation is on Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado.

x) Each year, over 1,000,000 people fail to itemize out the mortgage interest deduction on their income taxes. Last year, this amounted to $473,000,000 in taxes.

x) In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.

x) The lead singer of The Knack, famous for "My Sharona," and Jack Kevorkian's lead defense attorney are brothers, Doug and Jeffrey Feiger.

x) Two very popular and common objects have the same function, but one has thousands of moving parts, while the other has absolutely no moving parts - an hourglass and a sundial.

x) One out of three employees who received a promotion use a coffee mug with the company logo on it.

x) If you know a (male) millionaire who happens to be married, The most likely profession of his wife is a teacher.

x) An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.


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