Monday, 13 May 2013

True Facts – Page 6

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.

There once was a town named "6" in West Virginia.

The leading cause of on-the-job deaths in workplaces in America is homicide.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The typical American child receives 70 new toys a year, most of them during the holiday season.

America once issued a 5-cent bill.

The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever homerun and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever homerun where thrown by the same man.

Harry S Truman's middle name was S. Just S, without the period.

A party boat filled with 60 men and women capsized in Texas after all the passengers rushed to one side as the boat passed a nude beach.

Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50

G-rated family films earn more money than any other rating. Yet only 3% of Hollywood's output is G-rated.

In 1965, auditions were held for the "Monkees" TV show. Some of the people who responded (but were not hired) were Stephen Stills, Harry Nilsson, Paul Williams and Charles Manson.

In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.

65% of Elvis impersonators are of Asian descent.

Alexander Graham Bell (who invented the telephone) also set a world water-speed record of over seventy miles an hour at the age of 72.

The United States has five percent of the world's population, but twenty-five percent of the world's prison population.

Billboard magazine has recently launched a top 20 chart of cell phone ringtones.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

There are 40,000 New York City cab drivers, who collectively drive more than a million miles each day.

A perfect SAT score is 1600 combined. Bill Gates scored 1590 on his SAT. Paul Allen, Bill's partner in Microsoft, scored a perfect 1600. Bill Cosby scored less than 500 combined.

The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of an aspirin tablet.

Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is "shake" and the 46th word from the last word is "spear".

McDonald's restaurants will buy 54,000,000 pounds of fresh apples this year. Two years ago, McDonald's purchased 0 pounds of apples. This is attributed to the shift to more healthy menu options (the Apple Pie, which has been at McDonald's for years uses processed Apple Pie Filling).

Americans take an average of just ten days per year vacation. In France, the law guarantees everyone five weeks of vacation, and most full-time workers get two full months’ vacation.