Tuesday, September 18, 2007


The world has been at peace only 8% of the time over the past 3500 years

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896- Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes

Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots and Walt Disney, creator of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, had a phobia of mice

Murder is the only crime that does NOT increase in prevalence during a full moon- theft, disorderly conduct, rape, larceny, armed robbery, assault and battery all increase during a full moon

Bill Gates' home, the founder of Microsoft, was designed 0n a Macintosh computer

45.2% of Americans admit to peeing in the shower

The U.S. has the highest minimum drinking age in the world and nearly twice the amount of drunk driving fatalities

Antartica's area code: 672

Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican

Official name of the Microsoft Windows Tutorial: Crash Course

How "tall" is your head? Divide your height by 8

Only after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy did it become a federal offense to kill a U.S. president

There are 23 doctors in the U.S. called Dr. Doctor and one called Dr. Surgeon

It is now been proven scientifically that humans were first infected with HIV in the 1930s

At any given time, .7% of the earth's human population is drunk

Among the items discovered in Osama bin Laden's former headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of MAD Magazine

In Bhutan, government public policy is based on a Gross National Happiness (GNH) index- as a result most street advertising is banned as are tobacco and plastic bags

Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before

Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935

Non-dairy creamer is flammable

Pound for pound, hamburgers in the U.S. cost more than a new car

If you're over 100 years old, there's an 80% chance you're a woman

1 in 3 snake bite victims is drunk- 1 in 5 are tattooed

30% of people refuse to participate in opinion polls

There are more than 1000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been scientifically tested and more than half were found to cause cancer

The average person spends 3 years of their lifetime on the toilet

Last words of German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Hegel: "Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me at all"

The only letter that does not appear in the Periodic Table: J

The popular Internet server YAHOO! is an acronym for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle... it was originally called Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web

Tobacco related illnesses kill more people each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fires and AIDS combined

In the U.S., according to the Federal Food and Drug Administration for a noodle to be a noodle it must contain 5.5% egg solids in it- otherwise it cannot be called a noodle and companies can be levied stiff fines for falsely calling their product a noodle

The most senior crayon maker for Crayola Crayons, Emerson Moser, retired after making more than 1.4 billion crayons and creating more than 32 specific colors over his 40 year career. Only then did he reveal that he was colorblind

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