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... Coca-Cola, the Mayflower, Salvation Army kettle

by Florence Shea

Men blink half the amount of times that women do.

Saudi Arabia has no rivers.

The first color of Coca-Cola was green.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is
uncopyrightable.

A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out.

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns
approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking
in front of the car that is being driven.

In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

Before it was chartered to carry the Pilgrims to America in 1620, the
Mayflower’s cargo was wine. Just prior to its Atlantic crossing, the
Mayflower transported 153 tons and 16 hogsheads (39,564 gallons) of wine
from Bordeaux to London.

The song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, sung by the Beatles, refers to an
orphanage in Liverpool.

There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

Your home is ten times more likely to have a fire than be burglarized.

Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers.

Telosphobia is the fear of being last.

Franklin Pierce was the first United States’ president to decorate an
official White House Christmas tree.

In an effort to solicit cash to pay for a charity Christmas dinner in
1891, a large crabpot was set down on a San Francisco street, becoming the
first Salvation Army collection kettle.



December 7, 2012
 




    Sources:  triviachamp.com, alltrivia.net, strangefacts.com,
triviacountry.com. funfunnyfacts.com,coolquiz.com,     
              corsinet.com


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