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Some wonderful little known facts

  • The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

  • Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

  • Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

  • "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

  • No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

  • Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

  • Adolph Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

  • If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33 and she would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

  • Pearls melt in vinegar.

  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.

  • A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.

  • Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton 


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