American Red, White & Blue
Q. What occurs more often in December than any
Q. What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from
every other TV show?
A. No theme song.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of
A. Their birthplace.
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the
most popular boat name requested?
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you
have to go until you would find the letter "A" ?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield
wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any
other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
Q. What trivial fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs
Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people
at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
Did you know...
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time
television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear &
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
The average number of people airborne over the US any given
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
That San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king
Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -
Charlemagne; Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front
legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has
one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of
wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on
the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on
July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the
rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added
until 5 years later.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II
fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their
airplanes on the ground, the . 50 caliber machine gun ammo
belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the
fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a
target, it got "The whole 9 yards."
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that
makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old
English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife
with anything wider than your thumb.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for
the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches
for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The only two days of the year in which there are no
professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day
before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
The nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosey" is a
rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would
get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosey"),
these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put
flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that
it would cover the smell of the sores. ("a pocket full
of posies"). Furthermore, people who died from the
plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of
the disease ("ashes, ashes, we all fall down").
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