> >WEIRD TRIVIA >If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 >times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, >so it ends up on the bottom. > >The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher. > >The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F. > >A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. > >Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la >Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula." > >Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots > >The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the >1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella. > >Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. > >A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. A whale's penis is called a dork. > > >The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh >Ramses II who fathered over 160 children. > >Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered >blood donors. > >The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after >Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful >Life" > >Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty >Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker. > >Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they >rode past their king. This custom has become the modern >military salute. > >Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous >transatlantic flight. > >Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they >could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape. > >The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows." > >The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which >stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your >thumb. > >'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left >hand. > >To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its >eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly. > > >A group of unicorns is called a blessing. >Twelve or more cows are known as a flink. >A group of frogs is called an army. >A group of rhinos is called a crash. >A group of kangaroos is called a mob. >A group of whales is called a pod. >A group of geese is called a gaggle. >A group of ravens is called a murder. >A group of officers is called a mess. >A group of larks is called an exaltation. >A group of owls is called a parliament. > >Physicist Murray Gell-Mann named the sub-atomic particles known >as quarks for a random line in James Joyce, "Three quarks for Muster >Mark!" > >Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. > >"Three dog night" (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came about >because on especially cold nights these nomadic people needed three dogs >(dingos, actually) to keep from freezing.