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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

More Drivel

* =(yay I can show the nice pictures again)
*With blogger refusing to allow me to post pictures Ive amused myself in other ways here at work with furnishing you good people out there with More useless facts to dazzle and delight to the drunks at the Office Christmas Party

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people
without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the
expression "to get fired."
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the
cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
Coca-Cola was originally green.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween"
was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
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.
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.
If you don't, you can't see it.
It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a
breathalyzer to read 0.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king
from
history.
Spades - King David,
Clubs - Alexander the Great,
Hearts - Charlemagne,
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

3 comments:

Hammer said...

Very interesting. I had heard a couple of thoise before.

The penny thing was tested on the myth busters show in the discovery channel. I don't think it worked.

slaghammer said...

Mythbusters also tested the echoing quack of a duck...it did in fact echo. When we were kids, the old-timers told us that if you ate a chicken neck behind a closed door, you would grow up to be beautiful or rich, depending on your sex. I think it was a fairly obvious ploy get rid of the worst part of the chicken and be rid of the pesky kid all at the same time. I never fell for it.

Judith said...

gotta love the Mythbusters , Watched it last night and have been dying to try out the mentos and diet coke thing.. Chickens Neck urggh!! If a pregnant woman goes overdue on her date over here the old wives tale is to boil up a cows heal and the jello that accumalates on the surface she was to consume so it would 'kick the child out of her'.....