Did you know?

... American Gothic, ketchup, Underwood devilled ham

by Florence Shea

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness month.

May is National Drinking Water month.

May is National Moving Month in the United States - recognizing America's mobile roots and kicking off the busiest moving season of the year.

Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her hair.

Corduroy comes from the French, meaning cloth of the king.

Snails can sleep for three years without eating.

You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.

The faces of Dr. B. H. McKeeby and Nan Wood are the farmer and his wife in Grant Wood's classic painting, American Gothic.

The term "brand name" originated with whiskey producers. They branded their names on the barrels they shipped out.

The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies a day.

It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine, are made every day in the United States.

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee.

All the planets in our solar system could be placed inside the planet Jupiter.

The only poisonous birds in the world are the three species of the Pitohui.

Belize is the only country with a jaguar preserve.

Cafeterias in France are not permitted to serve ketchup in an effort to preserve French food culture.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It to Beaver".

Two thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.

When the first glue patent was issued in 1750, the main component was fish.

Cruise control inventor Ralph Teetor was blind.

The first pair of wearable eye glasses were invented in 1284. They were designed by an Italian named Salvino D'Armate.

The oldest brewery in America opened in 1829 and is still working.

Red Devil Underwood devilled ham is the oldest registered trademark still used in the U.S.A.

America's first organized sport was horse racing in 1664.

    May 2, 2014

    Sources: wikipedia.org., qsl.net; triviacountry.com; strangefacts.com;
            alltrivia.net; danhersam.com; triviachamp.com; trivisplaying.com


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