Monday, February 26, 2007

Trivia

I was saddened to hear about the junior Grapevine baseball player who was killed in the batting cage last week. My heart goes out to his parents, and his teammates. Also, sad news from the Denver Broncos. One of their players was participating in a benefit basketball game (benefitting his brother who just had a heart transplant.) Suddenly, he fell over dead. That is the 2nd Bronco player who has died since the end of the season.
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I know this Monday morning, you are wanting to learn some vitally new information. So, here it is:

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 contamination from airborne particles resulting from the flush.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

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.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro,Coca-Cola and Budweiser, in that order.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floorand figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left-handed.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using only the letters on one row of the keyboard.

"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.
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I bet you feel smarter already, don't you?

4 comments:

Jeff said...

I don't feel smarter but wishing I would have eaten an apple.

The incident in Grapevine was horrible. I was thinking of it often yesterday while I had my son at batting practice.

The coach in Grapevine went to ACU with my wife. I hope God can use him through this awful time for that family, team and school.

Kyle R. said...

That was a terrible accident in Grapevine.
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Dentists are kinda weird-- electric chair, toilets, etc.

And watch out for donkeys!

Amy C said...

Men are from Mars, Women are from venus, I still say you guys are going the wrong direction!

kaw said...

Does this mean that if I sit down in front of the TV and take a nap I can lose weight at twice the individual rate?