<< 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: Alaska * 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: 44 * 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: Wash.,DC. * 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: 50 * 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 cards:105 * 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: 61,000. * Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70 * 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 1910. * 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.