Saturday, 7 December 2013

Some interesting facts about people

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

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.

David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

Ingrown toenails are hereditary.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year. BE CAREFUL!

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Roger Ebert is the only film critic to have ever won the Pulitzer prize.

Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was, thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.