Monday, January 16, 2006

More Useless Facts

Since I am unable to access my yahoo mail from my work at Navy since they are assholes, they have been building up, I hat actually working at a "military" place since Usu wasn't censored at all. But here are some facts so I can waste some time here at my other job:

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.

The Ice Man, found in the Italian Alps, is now thought to have been murdered. Scientists found an arrowhead stuck in the man's back. He is now known as the oldest murder victim on record.

A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building.

A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks.

According to studies, men prefer to have white bedrooms and women prefer to have blue bedrooms.

Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit.

Majority of brides plan their wedding for approximately 7 to 12 months.

41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.

A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.

India has a Bill of Rights for cows.

In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.

Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket.

In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs.

A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your immune system.

Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.

In New York City there are 6,374.6 miles of streets.

Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away.

Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas.

Theodore Roosevelt's mother and first wife died on the same day in 1884.

During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours.

Before 1883, the three-cent U.S. stamp was also used for advertising. The advertisment was located on the back of the stamp for various products.

Studies indicate that surgeons who listen to music while they operate improve in their performance.

Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl.