Monday, October 30, 2006

Random facts of time gone by:

Random facts of October: In no particular order...

- Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.

- Santas image was created by Coke.

- Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million.

- The first condoms were made of linen.

- A peanut is not a nut. It is a legume.

- Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.

- More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

- More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year!

- Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain human life.

- The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.

- The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

- President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins!

- The are six fictional characters that have stars on Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame'. Although half the others are just as fake...

- Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away. They had to stop because too many gay employees were making requests.

- TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

2 Misguided mentions... :

  1. bahamut__neo said...

    don't forget that 9/7ths of all statistics are incorrect

  2. Paul said...

    lol yes they can never be too wrong...