“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
It’s Friday again and what better day to indulge in a little more factoid fun. Start your weekend off full of useless knowledge that you can impress and bore your friends with.
Do you know….
That 80 percent of Harvard students graduate with honors
That the chances that a burglary in the US will be solved are 1 in 7
That the government owns one third of all the land in the US
That they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM. Why?
That James Buchanan was the only US President to remain a bachelor
That the only first lady to carry a loaded revolver was Eleanor Roosevelt
That the only US President to win a Pulitzer was John F. Kennedy, for “Profiles in Courage”
That the only US President to be awarded a patent was Abraham Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
That the US President who discovered a new proof for The Pythagorean Theorem was Jimmy Carter (I think is was hidden under the oval office carpet)
That cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there, duh?
What happens if you are in a vehicle going the speed of light and you turn on the headlights?
That honey is the only food that does not spoil
That a Hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards
That Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes
Why is the word “lisp” spelled with all the letters that people with that affliction cannot pronounce?
That a pig is the only animal besides human that can get sunburn
That ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water
That an eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it
That in the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees
That for some strange reason Americans drive on parkways and park on driveways.
That polar bears are left-handed
Why is “dyslexic” such a difficult word to spell?
That when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio
That Eskimos never gamble – I bet you didn’t know that.
That the world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910
That the youngest pope was 11 years old
That Mark Twain didn’t graduate from elementary school
That proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses
That when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo
That Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner
What would happen if you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height?
That your nose and ears never stop growing
Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?
That Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined – Uranus! – No, Jupiter.
That they have square watermelons in Japan … they stack better
That Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation
Why your nose runs and your feet smell?