Friday, April 5, 2013


It's amazing what a feller can learn while sitting on the porcelain throne (Thank you, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader):

  • The 1896 Old Farmer's Almanac gave instructions for kissing. Tip #1: "Take good aim."
  • On average, it takes 157 seconds to traverse a McDonald's drive-through.
  • Singer Sheryl Crow's two top front teeth are fake.
  • The average boat owner will spend 20 days on his or her boat this year.
  • It can take five years for an oyster to make a pearl.
  • The odds are 1 out of 3 that you've nearly fallen asleep at work in the past month.
  • Actor Dan Aykroyd has webbed toes.
  • The average American spends $100 more per year on footwear than on vegetables.
  • Buckwheat is not related to wheat. (No word on its connection to buck)
  • During the 1930's, speed typing was a popular competitive sport.
  • A third of the world's population has no access to electricity.
  • During the 5-year run of TV's The Brady Bunch, the word "sex" was spoken only twice.
  • First ocean liner with a swimming pool: The Titanic

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