Thursday, August 13, 2009

Did you know?

Other fun facts I've just found. Feels like sharing it with you, just in case you want to know..

  • Did you know that Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital?
  • Or that Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food FROM freezing?
  • 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)
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television’s Channel 1 to mobile Services(two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not Pre-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
  • The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  • Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

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