Approximately sixty circus performers have been shot from cannons. At last report, thirty-one of these have been killed.
The Boeing 767 aircraft is a collection of 3.1 million parts from 800 different suppliers around the world: fuselage parts from Japan, center wing section from Southern California, flaps from Italy.
A man irate about his income tax paid Uncle Sam with a plaster of Paris check that weighed several pounds. He wasn't all that bright, because once the government cashed the check, it was returned to him and he had to keep it for five years for his records.
On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
Parker Brothers prints about 50 billion dollars worth of Monopoly money in one year.
Calvin and Hobbes: Hobbes originally had pads on his hands and feet but Bill Waterson (the creator) found them too distracting and removed them.
It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".
Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown's baseball team, [when he could find it!]).
In the name of art, Chris Burden arranged to be shot by a friend while another person photographed the event. He sold the series of pictures to an art dealer. He made $1750 on the deal, but his hospital bill was $84,000.
In Britain’s House of Commons, the government and opposition sides of the House are separated by two red lines. The distance between the lines is two swords’ lengths, a reminder of just how seriously the Brits used to take their politics.
The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.
In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become a year older on New Year's Day.
The diameter of the wire in a standard paper clip is 1 millimeter - or about 0.04 inch.
People generally say there are 365 days in a year. By a year, I mean this is the time period it takes the earth to travel around the sun: 365 days. Actually, however, it takes the Earth 365.25 days to make this trip. In other words, for every year we gain one-fourth of a day and every for years we gain an extra day. If nothing was done about this, our calendar would move backwards one full day every four years in relation to our seasons.
November 29 is National Sinky Day; a day to eat over one's sink and worship it.
Public typists work at typewriters charging about 14 cents per page. On a good day, a public typist earns about $3.50.
On average, there are 333 squares of toilet paper on a roll.
Halloween isn't an established holiday by law. It is traditional that Halloween is Oct. 31 no matter what day of the week it falls on. Halloween dates from 837 when Pope Gregory IV instituted All Saints or All Hallows Day on Nov. 1 to take the place of an earlier festival known as the Peace of the Martyrs. The day was set aside to honor all saints, known and unknown. Halloween then is a shortened form of All Hallows Eve - the evening before All Hallows Day. Certainly, you have a choice of celebrating it on Oct. 30, Saturday, if you wish. Many of the area parties will be held then rather than on Sunday. It's probably appropriate to say some people equate Halloween with the occult or Satanism and don't approve of it at all.
The numbers on opposite sides of a die always add up to 7.
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