Topic: More Trivial Tidbits
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- Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
Actually, most oak trees are gay and must be forced to breed by squirrels.
- The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The bar code was a printer's error, but it looked so good they decided to keep it.
- The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
This proves it's hard to shave with a club, a diamond or a spade.
- A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
A Boeing 747 also weighs more than all of the Wright Brother's family put together.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
They substituted a plastic cockroach for the olive and were able to use the same salad many times for a substantial savings.
- Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
This of course is due to the continued eruptions of its famous synchronized sideways volcanos.
- The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
Springsteen was so popular at the time that the industry was forced to create a device to play these discs.
- Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the
Caffine, in a powdery form, has a much lesser impact when thrown at a sleeping person that a well-tossed apple.
- The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties
of pickles the company once had.
The 57 actually is the number of babies the corporate executives sacrificed to the devil in order to ensure the product's success.
- The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
These are made out of recycled farmers who have gone bankrupt.
- Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
But note that these particles are not your own dead skin, but are dead skin particles created in sweatshop conditions in Indonesia.
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