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Fact 1. There is a Hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsin.
Fact 2. There is a Harley-Davidson that was designed as an exact replica of a hamburger.
Fact 3. There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru.
Fact 4. There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds.
Fact 5. There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show “Sesame Street” that is HIV-positive.
Fact 6. There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan.
Fact 7. There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake.
Fact 8. There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog.
Fact 9. There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection.
Fact 10. There is a town in Norway called “Hell”.
Fact 11. There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people.
Fact 12. There is a town named [blip] in the province of Newfoundland, Canada.
Fact 13. There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use.
Fact 14. There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the “Bermuda Triangle.” It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers.
Fact 15. There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat.
Fact 16. There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple.
Fact 17. There is cyanide in apple pips.
Fact 18. There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
Fact 19. There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep.
Fact 20. There is no element on Mendeleev’s (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
Fact 21. There is no tipping in Iceland.
Fact 22. There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people.
Fact 23. There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, “Not Able to Fornicate.”
Fact 24. There was a book written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic happened titled “Futility” by Morgan Robertson. This book was remarkably similar to the tragedy that happened to the Titanic in 1912.
Fact 25. There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people.
Fact 26. There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal “markers” to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station.
Fact 27. There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce.
Fact 28. There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was “General Butt Naked.” Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia.
Fact 29. There was no punctuation until the 15th century.
Fact 30. There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR.
Fact 31. There was once a fish caught in Delaware Bay with a watch still ticking inside.
Fact 32. There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.
Fact 33. There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996.
Fact 34. There were approximately 2,228 people on board the Titanic when it sank. Of this, only 706 people survived.
Fact 35. There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987.
Fact 36. Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts.
Fact 37. Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35.
Fact 38. Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup.
Fact 39. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are
Fact 40. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
Fact 41. Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
Fact 42. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
Fact 43. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
Fact 44. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark.
Fact 45. Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, “Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States.
Fact 46. Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.
Fact 47. Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
Fact 48. Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.
Fact 49. Throughout the South, peanuts were known as “Monkey Nuts,” and “Goober peas,” before the civil war.
Fact 50. Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble.
Fact 51. Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named “Sportsman of the Year” by magazine Sports Illustrated two times.
Fact 52. Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father.
Fact 53. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Fact 54. To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times.
Fact 55. To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories.
Fact 56. To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed.
Fact 57. To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages.
Fact 58. To make one glass of orange juice, 50 glasses of water are needed to grow enough oranges to make the juice.
Fact 59. To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed.
Fact 60. To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed.
Fact 61. To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets
Fact 62. To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.
Fact 63. To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed.
Fact 64. To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked.
Fact 65. Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer.
Fact 66. Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined.
Fact 67. Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party.
Fact 68. Tomatina is the legendary Spanish tomato-throwing festival held in Bunol, Spain.
Fact 69. Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it.
Fact 70. Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.
Fact 71. Tomatos were once referred to as “love apples.” This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them.
Fact 72. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.
Fact 73. Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units.
Fact 74. Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy.
Fact 75. Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac.
Fact 76. Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
Fact 77. Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country.
Fact 78. Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya.
Fact 79. Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year.
Fact 80. True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets.
Fact 81. Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.
Fact 82. Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920.
Fact 83. Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks.
Fact 84. Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet.
Fact 85. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Fact 86. Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon.
Fact 87. Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish.
Fact 88. TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979.
Fact 89. Two million red blood cells die every second.
Fact 90. Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.
Fact 91. Two out of five people end up marrying their first love.
Fact 92. Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario.
Fact 93. Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life.
Fact 94. TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.
Fact 95. U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram.
Fact 96. U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year.
Fact 97. Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar.
Fact 98. Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day.
Fact 99. Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.
Fact 100. Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
Good morning everyboomie.
Well I have to admit that was a Super Bowl.
I would say it was a super Super Bowl, but that would be redundant wouldn't it?
Then again, if I were that concerned about redundancy, I would have quit posting the diner 11 years ago.
Any way, I can't remember when I watched a super bowl so evenly matched, that kept me interested in the outcome right down to the last minute, if not the last play. BULLY!!
Now I have to face the fact that I won't be watching any football for the next 8 months.
Except for reruns.
Have a happy day everyone.