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... Dr. Seuss, POSSLQ, traffic signals

by Florence Shea

Among older men, vanilla is the most erotic smell.

Approximately one-third of the population can’t snap their fingers.

Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis and leprosy can be cured with cashews.

Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand.

Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, created an imaginative ad campaign for an insect spray called Flit. He worked on the ad campaign – which featured his trademark bugs – for 17 years.

Arkansas has the highest divorce rate.

Puddleburg was the hometown of cartoon character Woody Woodpecker.

The symbol on the pound key (#) is called an octothorpe.

Mockingbirds can imitate any sound from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.

Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead.

Half of all Americans live within fifty miles of where they grew up.

Your foot is about the same size as the distance from your wrist to your elbow and your height is approximately the same as your wingspan (fingertip to fingertip of your outstretched hands).

If you are classified as POSSLQ by the Census Bureau, you are a “Person of Opposite Sex, Sharing Living Quarters.”

The population of the American colonies in 1610 was 350.

Despite its hump, a camel has a straight spine.

Practicing veterinarian John Dunlop developed pneumatic tires.

African American Garrett A. Morgan invented the traffic signal.

Lions can normally walk 4 kmh but can run 48-59 kmh.

Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats.

It is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than eight minutes.



    April 4, 2014
     


      Sources: funfunnyfacts.com; triviacountry.com; corsinet.com; dan.hersam.com; coolquiz.com;                
                triviaplaying.com; alltrivia.net
 


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