NOTE:   *NO*,  I don't know the source or have verified these --
I'm just passing them on for your mental junkyard file.


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

Coca-cola was originally green

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury

Smartest dogs: 1)border collie; 2)poodle;  3)golden retriever
Dumbest dog: 1)afghan

The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters

First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer"

There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of
the year

Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles PER YEAR

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs

Men get hiccups more often than women

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better

Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up:
1 in 2.

Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from
each salad served in first class: $440,000

City with the most Rolls Royces per capita:  Hong Kong

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:  Alaska

Chances of a white Christmas in New York:  1 in 4

Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12

Percentage of Africa that is wilderness:  28

Percentage of North America that is wilderness:  38

Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year:  44
Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them:  36

Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 43

City with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists:
Washington DC

Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if
they had it to do all over again:  80

Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or
separation: 58

Percentage of women who say they are happier:  85

Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes
cards:  105

Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World:  70

Average life span of a major league baseball:  7 pitches

Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla:  1/3

Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried:  1/3

Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day:  7

Percentage of bird species that are monogamous:   90

Percentage of mammal species that are:  3

Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools
are above national average:  50

Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors:  4/5

Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved:  1 in 7

Portion of land in the US owned by the government:  1/3
Only President to remain a bachelor:  James Buchanan

Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver:  Eleanor Roosevelt

Only president to win a Pulitzer:  John F. Kennedy, for "Profiles in

Only president awarded a patent:  Abe Lincoln, for a system of
buoying vessels over shoals

President who discovered a new proof for The Pythagorean Theorem:
Jimmy Carter

Only food that does not spoil:  honey

Only bird that can fly backwards:  Hummingbird

Only continent without reptiles or snakes:  Antarctica

Only animal besides human that can get sunburn:  Pig

Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water

An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it

In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees

Polar bears are left-handed

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

Eskimos never gamble

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910

The youngest pope was 11 years old

Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school

Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses

Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner

Your nose and ears never stop growing

Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined

The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515

They have square watermelons in Japan ... they stack better

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation

The phone book in Iceland is alphabetic ... by first name

Armadillos can be housebroken; they are also the only mammals
that do not dream