Other Facts

In the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, if a man was not married by age 30, he would not be allowed to vote or watch athletic events involving nude young men.

In playing poker, there is one chance in 500 of drawing a flush.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That's where the phrase, "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.

In Shakespeare, Rosalind, the heroine of "As You Like It", has more lines than any of Shakespeare's female characters. Cleopatra comes in second with 670 lines and third place belongs to Imogen ("Cymbeline"), with 591 lines.

In seventy-five years the human heart pumps 3,122,000,000 gallons of blood, enough to fill in oil tanker over 46 times!

In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.

In Scotland, Irn-Bru is a soft drink that is more popular than Coca-Cola. When McDonalds opened in Glasgow and did not sell Irn-Bru, it was considered an insult, and the restaurant was subsequently boycotted.

In Scituate, Rhode Island it is illegal to keep a flock of chickens in your motorhome if you live in a trailer park.

In Saratoga, Florida it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.

In Salem, Massachesetts sleeping in the nude in a rented room is forbidden, even for married couples.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

All mammals have tongues.

Alexander H. Stephens was Jefferson Davis's Vice President of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Alekthophilia is the love of chickens.

After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.


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