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Thread: Totally Useless Trivia
05-20-2001, 07:06 PM #1
7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the
original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the
direction of the bubbles.
Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray
blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least
6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles
resulting from the flush.
American car horns beep in the tone of F.
No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years
of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's
"Born in the USA"
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in
The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of
varieties of pickles the company once had.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been on a
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all
of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like
being seen wearing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her
hands in jelly. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather
for a year's supply of footballs.
The three most valuable brand names on earth: Budweiser,
Marlboro & Coca Cola
Average life span of a major league baseball: seven
A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
05-21-2001, 08:44 AM #2roger Guest
excellent!!!!!!! I love that kind of stuff, though my friend hate me for it. Cliff klaven and I are busom buddies.