Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #50

  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Dr. Seuss pronounced his name “Zoice”.
  • Slugs have four noses.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.
  • About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
  • There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  • Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That is more than sharks.
  • The international telephone dialling code for Antarctica is 672.
  • The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.
  • If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  • The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.
  • IBM’s motto is “Think”. Apple later made their motto “Think different”.
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  • One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.
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