Odds & Ends

There's no Betty Rubble in Flintstone Chewables

The host team in an NFL football game must have 26 footballs

inflated and ready to play with.

No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has

ever won a Superbowl.

It's impossible to get water out of a rimless tire.

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney

cartoons that feature two-parent families in which neither

parent dies during the course of the movie.

1 out of 4 Americans do not know what their astrological

sign is.

The world record for cow-chip tossing (under the strict

non-sphericalization and 100% organic rule of 1986) is 56.70


Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins,

"Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."

The first toilet ever seen on television was on

"Leave It To Beaver."

It Takes A Village

If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of

precisely 100 people.......with all existing human ratios

remaining the same, it would look like this:

There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western

Hemisphere (North and South) and 8 Africans

51 would be female; 49 male

70 would be nonwhite; 30 white

70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian

50% of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only

6 people, and all 6 would be citizens of the United States

80 would live in substandard housing

70 unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death, 1 would be near birth

Only 1 would have a college education

Only one person would own a computer!

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Donald Duck comics were originally banned from Finland because he

doesn't wear pants.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in

every five must be straight. These straight sections are

usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no


The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for

each gallon of diesel that it burns.

Most American car horns honk in the key of F or Bb.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US


Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day

of the year.

Early football had no halftime - they took breaks after

each point.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have

produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is

produced to create an atomic bomb.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the

body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

For it's size, the strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

It takes 3000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for

a year's supply of footballs.

There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's

Big Mac bun.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens

every year.

The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about

the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red

circular sores (Ring around the Rosey...). These sores

would smell very bad so people would hide flowers on their

bodies in an attempt to mask the smell ("pocket full of

posies..."). People who died from the plague would be

burned to reduce the spread of the disease ("ashes, ashes,

we all fall down").

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of

the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton

growers in the 30's lobbied against hemp farmers --they saw it as

competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine,

alcohol, or caffeine.

The only two days of the year in which there are no

professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the

day before and the day after the Baseball All-Star Game.

All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

Dartboards are made out of horsehairs.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed

on a watch is 10:10.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are

registered blood donors.

Most married couples knew each other at least 2 years prior to

the wedding.

A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story

was changed in the 1600s by a translator.

It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the

stairway, when the prince tried to follow her.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 oz.

It's a policy at Goodyear is to always say "inflate" & never

"blow up".

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going to

actors' salaries.