Did you know?

... money doesn't stink, caligynephobia, hospital beds

by Florence Shea

The Clint Eastwood role of Dirty Harry was originally offered to John Wayne and
Frank Sinatra. Paul Newman was also offered the role.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
To raise public revenue, Emperor Vespasian was the first to introduce pay
toilets in the city of Rome. When his son and successor Titus protested that the
toilets were raising a stink with the poor, Vespasian held up a coin to his nose
and said “money doesn’t stink”.

Christopher Columbus introduced pigs to North America.

Uranus was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope in 1781.

In 1937 the grocery business was revolutionized by Sylvan Goldman’s invention of
the shopping cart.

Most spiders have eight eyes.

In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

In New Jersey cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday.  

In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light.

A group of turtles is called a bale.

Caligynephobia is the fear of beautiful women.                                                                                         
The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog" uses every letter of
the alphabet.

It is possible to see a rainbow at night!

Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female patients.
In Reykjavik it is a crime to own a pet dog.                                                                                             

A left-handed person is less likely to be able to roll their tongue than a
right-handed person.

Budweiser beer is named after a city in Czechoslavakia.

July is National Ice Cream Month.

 Sources: triviaplaying.com; triviacountry.com; triviachamp.com; coolquiz.com;
strangefacts.com; funfunnyfacts.com; corsinet.com ; wikipedia                                                                                                                      

July 6, 2012                          

You can search below for any word or words in all issues of the Melrose Mirror.
| Return to section | The Front Page | Write to us |

Write to us