Debi Posted October 26, 2003 Share Posted October 26, 2003 The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime. The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before World War II ... and none after. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name. Men commit suicide three times more frequently than women do. But women attempt suicide two to three times more often than men. In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47. A poll of 3,000 Americans found that for 41 percent, the thing they're most afraid of is speaking before a group of people. 32 percent stated they were afraid of heights. The Western practice of wearing a wedding ring on the third finger (not including the thumb) began in Greece in the third century B.C. The Greeks believed that there was a vein, named the "vein of love," that ran from what we now call the ring finger directly to the heart. As a result, they placed the ring that symbolized love on that finger. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33 Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80% Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man: 50% Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation. 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. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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