River Wissey Lovell Fuller

Some more useless facts.....

June 2005

I challenge you to dispute these...

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are more than fifty years old.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The king of hearts is the only card without a moustache.

A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples are more efficient than coffee at waking you up in the morning.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the combined pay of all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

All US Presidents have worn glasses.

Walt Disney had a mouse phobia.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

The three most valuable brand names are Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

A duck's quack will not produce an echo in any circumstances, and no one knows why.

The reason firestations have circular stairways comes from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. In those days the horses were stabled on the ground floor and they worked out how to walk up straight staircases so circular staircases were used to stop them.

The only two American presidents whose names contained all the letters of the word "criminal" were Richard Millhouse Nixon and William Jefferson Clinton.

Turtles can breathe through their asses

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A hurricane releases more energy in 10 minutes than all the world's nuclear weapons would release if they were detonated at the same time.

On average 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

The Main Library at Indiana University in the USA sinks over an inch every year because its architects failed to take account of the weight of the books that would be housed there.

A snail can sleep for three years.

No word in the English language rhymes with" MONTH."

The longest word in the English language with no vowels is RHYTHMS

The longest word in the English language with the most vowels is QUEUES

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters found on only one row of the English keyboard

Our eyes remain the same size as they are at birth.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left-handed.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33 and she would stand seven feet two inches tall.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Americans eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow


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