Did You Know? - General Info - Part 15
White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees)
The "huddle" in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn't want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.
There is no such thing as naturally blue food, even blueberries are purple.
In the 1983 film "JAWS 3D" the shark blows up. Some of the shark guts were the stuffed ET dolls being sold at the time.
Walt Disney had wooden teeth.
The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Perriwinkle Blue.
Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves fall off.
The coast line around Lake Sakawea in North Dakota is longer than the California coastline along the
Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
The legbones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
Kitsap County, Washington, was originally called Slaughter County, and the first hotel there was called the Slaughter House.
Seattle, Washington, like Rome, was built on seven hills.
Dinosaur droppings are called coprolites, and are actually fairly common.
School busses in the United States are Chrome Yellow and used to be Omaha Orange.
The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.
The tailless dinner jacket was invented in Tuxedo Park, New York. Thus it is called the "tuxedo dinner jacket" and is named after the town...not the other way around.
The state of Maryland has no natural lakes.
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
The chemical formula for Rubidium Bromide is RbBr. It is the only chemical formula known to be a palindrome!
St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man who ran a saloon there.
The first letters of the months July through November, in order, spell the name JASON.
The first letters of the names of the Great Lakes spell HOMES.
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
Soldiers from every country salute with their right hand.
Moisture, not air, causes superglue to dry.
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.
Sarsaparilla is the root that flavors root beer.
The U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado is the only mint that marks its pennies.
A full moon always rises at sunset.
If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
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