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... ballet-goers, St. Louis Gateway Arch, EPCOT

by Florence Shea

                 

                       St. Louis Gateway Arch


Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

Medical studies show that intelligent people have more copper and zinc
in their hair.

The speed of a typical raindrop is 17 miles per hour.

Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green smaller.

When Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield went into business together, they opted
for ice cream because bagel-making equipment was too expensive.

Two thousand ballet-goers were evacuated from London’s Royal Opera House one
evening in 2001 when a fire alarm was triggered by an exploding baked potato.

J H Robertson invented the automatic transmission.

In 1858, Hamilton Smith invented the washing machine.

Johannes Ostermeir invented a flashbulb as a photographic accessory.

Charlton C McGee invented the parking meter in 1935.

The estimated weight of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 6,648,000 tons.

The official name of the St. Louis Gateway Arch is “The Jefferson National
Expansion Memorial.” The Gateway Arch looks taller than it is wider, but is
exactly 630 feet by 630 feet.

Silversmith John Hull opened the first mint in America, in defiance of English
colonial law. The first coin issued was the Pine Tree Schilling.

Although he had little formal education, American editor and compiler John
Bartlett created ‘Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations’, one of the most-used
reference works of the English language.

Walt Disney got his idea for Mickey Mouse while watching the mice play in
his garage one night.

Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.

“EPCOT” stands for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”

The Disney film Mary Poppins was shot entirely indoors.




June 3, 2016


Sources: encyclopedia of useless information by William Harston; www.funfunnyfacts.com;
www.triviaplaying.com; www.corsinet.com;
www.historyplace.com; www.alltrivia.net; photo: enb.wikipedia.org


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