Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Is Fun Fact Day...!

I figured that we could start the week with some fun facts that you may not know!

Learning something new every day should be fun, but it can help the ol' grey matter stay in shape as well! Think of this as exercise for your brain, which is nothing more than a muscle, ya know?

1. Dracula is the most filmed story of all time. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde comes second and Oliver Twist comes third.

2. Donald Duck has a sister called Dumbella.

3. Coca Cola has a pH of 2.8.

4. Al Capone’s older brother was a policeman in Nebraska.

5. Henry Ford never had a driver’s license.

6. The original name of Pacman was going to be Puck Man until the developers saw the obvious potential for parody.

7. Frank Baum got the name Oz in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ from his alphabetized filing cabinet (O-Z).

8. The Buzz generated by an electric razor in Britain is in the key of G. In America it is in the key of B flat.

9. More than half the world’s population have never made or received a telephone call.

10. Eskimos never gamble.

11. The Snickers bar was named after a horse the Mars family owned.

12. Tomato Ketchup was once sold as medicine

13. George W. Bush was the 17th US state governor to become president.

14. Buenos Aires has more psychoanalysts, per head, than any other place in the world

15. Oscars given out during World War 2 were made of wood, because metal was in short supply.

16. 75 percent of Japanese women own vibrators. The global average is 47 percent.

17. The Christmas holidays are the busiest times in plastic surgeons offices.

18. There has never been a sex-change operation performed in Ireland.

19. In China, the bride wears red.

20. Mexico City has more taxis than any other city in the world.

21. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

22. President Andrew Jackson once killed a man in a duel because he insulted his wife.

23. The first ice pop dates back to 1923, when lemonade salesman Frank Epperson left a glass of lemonade outside one cold night. The next morning, the ice pop was born – and originally called the epsicle ice pop.

24. Nobody knows were Mozart is buried.

25. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

Just think! You can spout off some of these wild facts at your next party...ya know, in case it gets really boring!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Too nice to stay inside if we don't have to!


Rob said...

#24 someone does..Mozart himself. sad I know. Best I could come up with as I have a cold, thinking as slowed down.

BBC said...

1. Dracula is the most filmed story of all time. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde comes second and Oliver Twist comes third.

And I've not seen any of those movies.

8. The Buzz generated by an electric razor in Britain is in the key of G. In America it is in the key of B flat.

They use 220 volts and we use 110 volts.

24. Nobody knows were Mozart is buried.

Or Genghis Khan.

Ben in Texas said...

Henry Ford not having a drivers license was pretty much the norm back then. Heck my Mother never took a drivers test. When she got her's she just paid the small fee and was issued one. She never took a drivers test her entire life.

chinasyndrome said...

Please Sir may I some more?


chinasyndrome said...

Please Sir may I have some more?


Dizzy-Dick said...

Very interesting facts. The writing with one hand and drawing with the other got me thinking. Doesn't one side of the brain think about things and the other side is the artistic side, like art and music?

Bob from Athens said...

You must have a direct to Cliff Clavin's mind. Think "Cheers" in case you have forgot who he is.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -

Love some of these, and Bob - well said! I had almost forgotten about him, but this would be right up his alley, huh?

Big hugs -

JOJO said...

These are fun think I will give a few at the luncheon today. Thanks!
But I will have a cup with you this morning before I head out for my walk.

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
Guess this was a case of the secret being carried to the matter where it was!

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey BBC...
I think that in some cases, the original version was the most effective!

Classics, for sure!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Ben...
I do think you're right about the written part of the test coming in later years!

Reckon that was better or worse?

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey China...
Probably one of the best known quotes from the story!

Funny how some quotes stay around for a really long time.

Thanks for dropping by today, my friend!

Hey Dizzy...
Right you are! In fact, I believe that the left side controls the artistic stuff.

I do know the left side controls the right hand and the right brain controls the left hand!

Don't know why I remember that.

I appreciate the visit, Dizzy!

Hey Bob...
Yep! Me and ol' Cliff had a lot in common!

One of my all-time favorite shows!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Sis...
Glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks so much for the visit yesterday and for coming by this morning!

Hey JoJo...
I'm glad you'll be able to put some of these to use!

Have a great day...and thanks so much for coming by today!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Now I have more interesting things I didn't know to add to my cluttered mind.