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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
  • Pacific Ocean
  • 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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