Fun and Interesting Facts
* Hummingbirds can't walk.
* In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
* Diet Pepsi was originally called Patio Diet Cola.
* Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree.
* A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour. * Halle Berry’s stunt double, in the movie “Catwoman”, is a man.
* The Pony Express only lasted 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861.
* One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
* The United States produces more tobacco than it does wheat.
* A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
* Carols began as an old English custom called wassailing, toasting neighbours to a long life.
* One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
* Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.
Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
* The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.
* Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
NOTE: These "facts" have not necessarily been verified. They are just for fun.