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... lingerie, dead shrew, Thomas Edison

by Florence Shea

  


One third of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.

Gerald Ford said “I’ve watched a lot of baseball – on the radio”?

In Connecticut a pickle must bounce to be legal.

Shakespeare wrote that “brevity is the soul of wit.”  Noted wit Dorothy Parker
said it was “The soul of lingerie.”

Thinking that its parents were a camel and a leopard, the Europeans once
called the animal a “camelopard.”

The African elephant produces the loudest sound of any animal, 188
decibels.

More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.

One in three male motorists picks their nose while driving.

15 percent of Americans secretly bite their toes.

According to an old age custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards
off rheumatism.

City dwellers have longer, thicker, denser nose hairs than country folk do.

Sliced bread was introduced under the Wonder Bread label in 1930.

The average child will eat 1,500 PB sandwiches by high school graduation.

Shawnee Indian Chief Tecumseh was defeated and killed at the Battle of the
Thames during the war of 1812.  He was a powerful orator who defended his
people against white settlement.  When the war of 1812 broke out, he joined
the British as a Brigadier General.

When Edison was twelve years old, he began to lose his hearing. There are a
number of stories that have been told about how this happened. Edison had
Scarlett Fever as a child, but all the boys in Edison's' family also lost their
hearing.



Sources: triviacountry.com; alltrivia.net; funfunnyfacts.com; corsinet.com;
historyplace.com; apecsec.org photo: freedigitalphotos.net


October 2, 2015


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