17. Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
18. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If they were captured, the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
19. Most lipstick contains fish scales. Yum.
20. Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like Sue-ice.
21. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
23. During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their laundry to Honolulu
for washing and pressing. Due to the high costs in California during these years it was deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
24. American Airlines
in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad
served in first class.
30.Wellfleet, Massachusetts has the only town clock
in the world that strikes ship's time. (Rings every half hour, to a maximum of 8 rings at the end of each four hour period.)
31. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with the words orange, purple, or silver, or month. (Debated, as I don't think that sliver is a rhyme for silver, or pimple a good rhyme with purple, etc.)
32. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. (New or old? Not sure. Probably the old one.)
33. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
34. There are four cars
and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.
35. Scissors as we know them today (well, pretty much) were invented in Rome in about 100 AD (or CE, if you want to be politically correct).
36. If one places a tiny amount of liquor
on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and look like it is stinging itself to death. It spasms a lot. :)
37.Most scorpions will glow under black (ultraviolet) light. (?!)
38. Bruce Lee was so fast
that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.