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Did You Know? - General Info - Part 13

  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
  • The metal part of a lamp that surrounds the bulb and supports the shade is called a harp.
  • The metal part at the end of a pencil is twenty percent sulfur.
  • John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas
  • Chainsaw Massacre."
  • Vietnamese currency consists only of paper money; no coins.
  • Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting while he was alive, Red Vineyard at Arles.
  • A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • Skin is thickest is at the back -- 1/6 of an inch.
  • The most sensitive finger is the forefinger.
  • Alaska is the most northern, western and eastern state; it also has the highest latitude,the most eastern longitude and the most western longitude.
  • Some of Beethoven's symphonies were performed in Kentucky before they were performed in Paris, France.
  • The word denim comes from 'de Nimes', or from Nimes, a place in France.
  • Dublin comes from the Irish Dubh Linn which means Blackpool
  • Scottish is the language called Gaelic, whereas Irish is actually called Gaeilge.
  • 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"
  • A penguin only has sex twice a year.
  • Mr. Spock's (of Star Trek) blood type was T-Negative
  • The Dutch town of Abcoude is the only reasonably sized town/city in the world whose name begins with ABC.
  • A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • New Jersey has a spoon museum featuring over 5,400 spoons from every state and almost every country.
  • Eleven square miles of southwest Kentucky (Fulton County) is cut off from the rest of the state by the
  • Mississippi River. If you wish to travel from this cut off section to the rest of the state or vice-versa, you must first cross a bordering state.
  • Point Roberts in Washington State is cut off from the rest of the state by British Columbia, Canada. If you wish to travel from Point Roberts to the rest of the state or vice versa, you must pass through Canada, including Canadian and U.S. customs
  • A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • The only city in the United States to celebrate Halloween on the October 30 instead of October 31 is
  • Carson City, Nevada. October 31 is Nevada Day and is celebrated with a large stret party.
  • On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the
  • "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  • No words in the English language rhyme with orange, silver or purple.
  • A peanut is not a nut; it is a legume.
  • It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
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