Flies do What?!?

  1. In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That’s where the phrase, “goodnight, sleep tight” came from.
  2. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Uses every letter in the alphabet.
    (developed by Western Union to test telex/twx communications.)
  3. There are 240 white dots in a Pacman arcade game.
  4. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
  5. Dublin is home of the Fairy Investigation Society.
  6. A Giraffe can clean it’s ears with it’s tongue.
  7. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  8. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  9. In Charlotte, North Carolina, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
  10. In Asheville,North Carolina, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets.

silly facts

  1. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs
  2. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
  3. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  4. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  5. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  6. Snails can sleep for three years without eating.
  7. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  8. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.
  9. 75 people die each year playing Twister.
  10. There’s no Bettie Rubble in Flinstones chewables.