Official Michael Fomkin Blog

  • 03:58:50 pm on February 5, 2007 | 1

    Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.
     
    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
     
    The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
     
    American car horns beep in the tone of F.
     
    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
     
    1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
     
    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
     
    Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
     
    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
     
    The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
     
    A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
     
    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
     
    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
     
    The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.”
     
    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
     
    The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
     
    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
     
    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
     
    The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.
     
    Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
     
    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
     
    Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
     
    The shortest poem in the world is, “Fleas”
     
    There are only seven professional (MLB), (NHL), (NBA), (NFL) that do not end in “s” Colorado Avalanche, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Utah Jazz.
     
    The children’s song “Ring around the Rosy” originated in medieval Europe during the time of the Black Plague. Ring around the rosy refers to dark rings that appeared on the skin of infected people. Pocket full of posies refers to the belief that if rose petals were carried in one’s pocket they would not be infected. Ashes to ashes refers to the burning of the corpses. And of course, we all fall down meant that everyone infected died.
     
    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    Source: jesuitnola.org

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