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Stupid Facts

Submitted by Art Kettelhut

Stupid Facts


Charles Manson and Hitler were both vegetarians.

Food takes twenty-four hours to complete its 30-foot path through your body.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

The only man-made structure visible from space is the Great Wall of China.

The word "Cranky" comes from the fact that early automobiles were crank started. Someone having trouble starting their car was certainly cranky.

Your brain is 80% water.

A coat hanger is 44 inches (111.76 cm) long when straightened.

Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.

Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined.

The Roman emperor Caligula once made his horse a senator.

Queen Elizabeth I owned at least 100 wigs in her lifetime.

The White House was originally gray. The mansion was burned during the War of 1812. When it was rebuilt after the war, it was painted white to hide the smoke stains.

The Cleveland Indians baseball team used to be called the Cleveland Spiders.

The United States bought Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 in 1867.