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... Roulette, Howdy Doody, Sweet Kiss

by Florence Shea

Thomas Edison averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life.

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all
times.

French mathematician Blaise Pascal created the Game of Roulette, which he discovered
when doing experiments in perpetual motion.

Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.

In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing
suit inspected by a police officer.

In Phoenix, Arizona, you can’t walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

Nosocomephobia is the fear of hospitals.

Pogono phobia is the fear of beards.

Sciophobia is the fear of shadows.

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace old teeth.

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

Howdy Doody has exactly 48 freckles on his face.

In 1958 American author John Dos Passos and three friends co-invented and patented a
toy pistol that blows soap bubbles. They designed it in Dos Passo’s kitchen for his
six year old daughter Lucy.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

Each year 5,000 people injure themselves shooting pool.

A human yell would take 3 ˝ hours to travel from New York to San Francisco.

In 453 AD Attila the Hun bled to death from a nosebleed on his wedding night.

Jockey Frank Hayes died in 1923 of a heart attack during a race. His horse, Sweet
Kiss, won the race, making Hayes the only deceased jockey to win a race.





May 3, 2013
    


   Sources: triviaplaying.com, strangefacts.com. coolquiz.com, qsl.net/w5www,
triviacountry.com, dan.hersan.com,      
            corsinet.com


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