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... Nestle, Jergens Lotion, Oscar the Grouch

by Florence Shea

Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely.

The University of Alaska spreads over four time zones.

The odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million.

The Nestles haven’t run Nestle since 1875.

Uncle Sam made his first appearance- beardless- in 1852. He acquired whiskers in his seventeenth year, in “Harper’s Weekly” magazine.

Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull’s father was named Jumping Bull.

Comic strip character Jeff, of Mutt and Jeff, was named after heavyweight boxing champion James L. Jeffries.

Colgate claims “Tooth Fairy” as a registered trademark.

Jergens Lotion was created by Andrew Jergens, a former lumberjack.

The average person releases nearly a pint of intestinal gas by flatulence every day. Most is due to swallowed air. The rest is from fermentation of undigested food.

Married men revealed that they change their underwear twice as often as single men.

A woodpeckers tongue is long enough to wrap it around his head 2 times.

Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy Ketchup.

A cat has four rows of whiskers.

The giant squid has the largest eye in the world.

Oscar the Grouch got his name from a seafood restaurant called Oscar’s on Lexington Avenue in NYC. Jim Henson and Jon Stone had lunch there once and were inspired by an ill-tempered waiter.




August 2, 2013


    
    Sources:  funfunnyfacts.com; triviacountry.com; corsinet.com; qsl.net; danherson.com



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