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... Hershey Kisses, golf balls, Black Friday

by Florence Shea



More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.

The term “Cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey” started when sailors in the navy witnessed the stack of cannon
balls tumble off a steel plate called a brass monkey in winters on the ocean.

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in the Renaissance to shave them off.

The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye and Poopeye.

The average American/ Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
Americans consume 29 billion, or 58 percent, of the 50 billion aspirin tablets which are taken worldwide each year.

Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

Hungarian brothers George and L”szlo Biro invented the ball point pen in 1938.

The sloth moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it’s fur.

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

The fingerprints of Koala Bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at
a crime scene.

Chimpanzees have been trained to have recognition vocabularies of 100 to 200 words.

Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth.

A butterfly’s taste buds are located below their feet.

There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.

In the late 1920’s, a gopher, arranged 200 golf balls in neat rows in the hollow of a fallen tree at a public golf course in
Winnipeg Canada. It was in the mistaken belief that they were eggs and would make appetizing wintertime eating.

Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.

Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.

First four countries to have television: England, the United States, the U.S.S.R. and Brazil.

June is National Turkey Lovers Month.

Minnesota produces the most turkeys.

Domesticated turkeys are commonly bred to have white feathers.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The name
originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic
which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.



November 1, 2013


   Sources: danherson.com, strangefacts.com, corsinet.com, qsl.net, alltrivia.net, triviacountry.com, funfunnyfacts.com,
sporcle.com,Wikipedia.org


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