Sunday, May 3, 2009

Random facts: week 2





Yay Yes its that time again, more random facts from z :). since it was such a big hit the first time i have decided to do it weekly, yes i know your all excited.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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.

If you were to spell out numbers you wouldn't use the letter A till number 1,000

bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.

The most collect calls are made on fathers day, more than any other day.

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. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in- law with All the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know today as the honeymoon.

In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

Your nails grow faster in outerspace

On average there are 180 sesame seeds on a bun of a BigMac

The only 3 words that don't have another word that rhymes with them are all colors (silver, orange, and purple)
-a word in the actuall english language-

well thats it for this week :P, as usual post any random facts that you know, comment on facts you like, and feel free to leave any suggestions.

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8 Comments:

At May 3, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Blogger zslayrr said...

=) i think i spelt everything right this time kami

 
At May 3, 2009 at 11:15 AM, Anonymous Sada said...

coca cola was never green.

sesame seeds are always falling off big macs, so there's no way of measuring

the phrase goodnight sleep tight was first seen in the early 1900's...though no one can figure out where it came from before that

that one about the honey moon is garbage

orange purple and silver have half-rhymes like door hinge and urkle.

the one about money is likely false.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
False: It was the actress and actor Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns, starring themselves in a sitcom named, Mary Kay and Johnny. The show debuted in 1947

There is no codified instruction on how horse statues look based on how they died. It's all up to the artist's opinion on what looks better.

The credit for the first commercially available bullet proof vest goes to a man, Casimir Zeglen of Chicago, who developed it in the late 1800's. He used silk as the material to impede the bullet. However, it was a woman, Stephanie Kwolek, working at DuPont, who invented Kevlar, the material used in most modern bullet proof vests.

The laser printer wasn't invented by a woman, either. It was invented by Gary Starkweather of Xerox in 1969.

The rest is true.

 
At May 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Blogger Mr.Mew said...

coke was never green
http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/green.asp
MYTHBUSTED

 
At May 3, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

These "random facts" mention things from other countries several times, but don't necessarily hold true in other countries... spelling out numbers for example...

Nice! MrMrew cited a source!

 
At May 3, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for sada

the coke thing probably wrong

the seasame thing was measured by
how many seasame seeds made it to the customers

the good night sleep tight thing has been an accepted fact, at least im pretty sure.

a half rhyme is not a full rhyme so you didn't prove me wrong

The money one is right because if the us treasurey printed more money than the value of that individual dollar would go down so technically monople produces more money than the us treasurey does.

the mary kay and johnny thing i researched and its right, thats another that was wrong.

if the one about the honeymoon is garbage then where did that term come from

The statue fact is a careful observation and comparison among many statues.

I dont really need to argue the bullet proof vest thing because u explained it

the laser printer thing was my fault

 
At May 3, 2009 at 8:46 PM, Anonymous meta said...

well the statue of paul revere in boston has both front hooves in the air and he didn't die in battle

 
At November 24, 2009 at 2:48 AM, Blogger Cheryl said...

This is very excited, I would like to follow this Random, hopefully more surprise will be released.
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At December 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Blogger triple said...

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.
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