<< FUN FACTS (or, useless information to clutter up your brain)

 * Coca-cola was originally green.
 * Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treas.
 * Smartest dogs: 1)border collie; 2)poodle;  3)golden retriever
 * Dumbest: afghan
 * Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
 * Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
 * Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up:
   1 in 2
 * Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from
   each salad served first class:     $40,000
 * City with the most Rolls Royces per capita:  Hong Kong
 * State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
 * Chances of a white Christmas in New York:  1 in 4
 * Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April:  1/12
 * Percentage of Africa that is wilderness:  28
 * Percentage of North America that is wilderness:  38
 * Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year:
 * Barbie's measurements if she were life size:  39-23-33
 * Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them:  36
 * Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services:  43
 * City with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists:
 * Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman
   if they had it to do all over again:  80
 * Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man:
 * Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or
   separation: 58
 * Percentage of women who say they are happier:  85
 * Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes
 * Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of eleven:  $6,400
 * Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
 * Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World:
 * Average life span of a major league baseball:  7 pitches.
 * Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla:  1/3
 * Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried:  1/3
 * Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day:  7
 * Percentage of bird species that are monogamous:   90
 * Percentage of mammal species that are:  3
 * Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary
   schools are above national average:  50
 * Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors:  4/5
 * Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved:  1 in 7
 * Portion of land in the US owned by the government:  1/3
 * Only President to remain a bachelor:  James Buchanan
 * Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver:  Eleanor Roosevelt
 * Only president to win a Pulitzer:  John F. Kennedy, for
   "Profiles in Courage"
 * Only president awarded a patent:  Abe Lincoln, for a system of
   buoying vessels over shoals
 * Only food that does not spoil:  honey
 * Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question: Dr. Joyce
   Brothers (subject was boxing)
 * Only bird that can fly backwards:  Hummingbird
 * Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
 * Only animal besides human that can get sunburn:  Pig
 * Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
 * An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
 * In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
 * Polar bears are left-handed.
 * Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
 * Eskimos never gamble.
 * The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
 * The youngest pope was 11 years old.
 * Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
 * Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
 * Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
 * Your nose and ears never stop growing.
 * Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined.
 * Hot water is heavier than cold.
 * The parachute was invented by da Vinci in 1515.
 * They have square watermelons in Japan...they stack better.
 * Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.
 * Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
 * First novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.
 * There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of
   the year.
 * Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
 * It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
 * Men get hiccups more often than woman.
 * Armadillos can be housebroken.