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Stupid Facts

  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

  • The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."

  • Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

  • Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."

  • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    (see World Series Winners)

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

  • First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

  • Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

  • In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not renumber the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

  • Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for Profiles in Courage.
    (see U.S. Presidents)

  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

  • Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2)Poodle; 3) Golden retriever. Dumbest: Afghan hound.

  • Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
    (see U.S. States)

  • The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

  • The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

  • The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    (see Roman Catholic Popes)

  • There are more chickens than people in the world.

  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
    (see Coins and Currency)