Maine, Minnesota and Missouri? – It Must Be Fasab Fact Day!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

.

Yes it is fasab fact day. Another random selection of interesting things, some of which you may know some you may not.

The only way you will find out is by taking a look.

Enjoy.

.

did you know5

.

Maine is the only state that

borders on only one state.

Maine map

.

.

The only person ever to decline a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

was Sinclair Lewis for his book Arrowsmith.

Sinclair Lewis Arrowsmith

.

.

Michigan was the first state to plow it’s roads

and the first to adopt a yellow dividing line.

Michigan road with yellow line

.

.

The word ‘byte’ is a contraction of ‘by eight.’

byte

.

.

The roads on the island of Guam are made with coral.

Guam has no sand. The sand on the beaches is actually ground coral.

When concrete is mixed, the coral sand is used instead of

importing regular sand from thousands of miles away.

roads on the island of Guam

.

.

The shortest verse in the Bible

is “Jesus wept.” John 11:35

John 11.35

.

.

Zaire is the world leader in cobalt mining,

producing two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supply.

cobalt mining Zaire

.

.

The St. Louis Gateway Arch had a

projected death toll while it was being built.

No one died.

missouri-st-louis-gateway-arch

.

.

Vincent Van Gogh comitted suicide

while painting Wheat Field with Crows.

Wheat Field with Crows

.

.

Jelly Belly jelly beans were the first jelly beans in outer space

when they went up with astronauts in the June 21, 1983 voyage

of the space shuttle Challenger

(the same voyage as the first American woman in space, Sally Ride).

Jelly Belly jelly beans

.

.

A flea expert is a pullicologist.

pullicologist

.

.

The Dodge brothers Horace and John were Jewish,

that’s why the first Dodge emblem had a star of David in it.

first Dodge emblem

.

.

Ham radio operators got the term “ham”

coined from the expression “ham-fisted operators”,

a term used to describe early radio users who sent Morse code

(i.e. pounded their fists).

Ham radio operators

.

.

The word “hangnail” comes from Middle English:

ang- (painful) + nail. Nothing to do with hanging.

hangnail

 

 

It’s almost hard to believe it,

but the quintessential Tom Hanks role

as Forrest Gump was initially offered to

John Travolta who declined to take part in the film.

.

.

========================================

.

Come On Down! It’s Another Quiz Show Answers Monday

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

. 

Another Monday has been thrust upon us, but we have to make the best of it and what better way to start the week than by looking at another selection of stupid answers given on tv quiz shows.

I hope there’s at least one or two in here to bring a smile.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Q: Name a part of your body that’s bigger than it was when you were 16.

A: Penis (A woman gave this answer!)

 

 

Q: Name something you might lose in a golf match       

A: Your pants   

 

 

Q: Name the movie where John Travolta gave his most memorable performance 

A: The John Travolta Biography 

 

 

Q: Name a word that starts with the letter Q       

A: Cute

 

 

Q: Name a signer of the Declaration of Independence    

A: Thomas Edison (You can imagine the light bulb coming on in his head)          

 

 

Q: Name a sophisticated city.   

A: Japan

A: France         

 

 

Q: Name something you wouldn’t use if it was dirty        

A: Toilet paper  

 

 

Q: Name someone a married man claims his mistress is when he’s caught in public with her

A: The cheerleader next door     

 

 

Q: Name something this country imports too much of    

A: Foreign goods          

 

 

Q: Name something that comes in twelves         

A: Dozens

 

 

Q: Name a reason a young man would want to marry Martha Stewart      

A: He’s gay

 

 

Q: Name a kind of bear

A: Papa Bear    

 

 

Q: Name a vegetable you’ve never eaten           

A: Cactus         

 

 

Q: Name something that lets a burglar know that a house is unoccupied 

A: No people in the house          

 

 

Q: Name the age which someone with good vision might need reading glasses   

A: 15   

 

 

Q: What is the most dangerous number (i.e. act) in the circus?   

A: 69

 

 

Q: Name something that might be a few weeks late        

A: Dying

A: Menstrual cycle

 

 

Q: Name something you put cinnamon on         

A: Butter          

 

 

Q: Name an occupation whose vehicles must always be ready to go      

A: Teacher       

 

 

Q: Name something Charlie Brown might do      

A: Snoopy

 

Q: Name something that can kill a lively party     

A: A gun          

 

 

Q: Name an article of clothing women buy for their husbands     

A: Halter tops   

 

 

Q: Name something someone does that annoys everyone in the room    

A: Fart 

 

 

Q: Name an animal that begins with the letter E  

A: Ecuador

A: Iguana

A: Eggplant      

 

 

Q: Besides America, a country starting with the letter “A.”           

A: Asia

A: Amsterdam  

 

 

Q: Name a state beginning with the letter “M”     

A: Mexico        

 

 

Q: Name a drink people mix with alcohol           

A: Rum

 

 

Q: Name something on an elephant that’s huge  

A: Butt 

 

 

Q: Name something that you buy and then have to take good care of it  

A: An infant      

 

 

Q: Name a gift you give that comes in a bottle  

A: Milk 

 

Remember the first one? Here it is on video!


===========================