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Stupid Facts

  • In 1986, the program "Wheel of Fortune" earned of $100,000,000.

  • In 1987, a 1,400-year-old lump of still-edible cheese was unearthed in Ireland.
    (see How Cheese is Made)

  • In 1988, Michael Jackson earned an estimated $60,000,000.

  • Patty Hearst's prison T-shirt: "Being kidnapped is always having to say you're sorry."

  • The LaCoste shirt is named after French tennis star Rene LaCoste, Davis Cup winner in 1927.
    (see Wimbledon)

  • In Washington D.C., no building can be taller than the capitol.

  • It takes about 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.

  • Kotex was first manufactured as bandages during World War I.

  • Levi's were invented for the California gold miners in 1873.

  • M&M's were introduced in 1940 for U.S. soldiers, so their hands would not get sticky.

  • Nearly 50% of the earth's surface is covered by the Pacific Ocean.

  • Pepperoni is America's favorite pizza topping.

  • Pirates thought that wearing an earring in a pierced ear improved their eyesight.

  • Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.