You Didn't Know...
So if you were thinking that the Model T Ford
was the first mass-produced vehicle, you’d be wrong….it was the
Model N…cost $500 in 1906.
Speaking of Ford Motor cars….all Fords were
black until 1925…then you could get them in green and maroon as well
Coke as in Coca-Cola has had many different
slogans over the years….the first one is a little hard to
swallow….it was sold as a “Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual
So, what’s the name of America’s largest
corporation named after someone’s daughter? If you said Wendy’s
hamburgers…you’d be wrong again…It’s Sara Lee, named after the
daughter of Charles Lubin who started the Kitchens of Sara Lee in
The average 160 pound person has a skeleton
weighing just over 29 pounds…That’s me…..heavy bones.
Shows you that you can never be too old to
start……famous actor Sydney Greenstreet…..made his screen debut at
the age of 62……
Indiana Jones……so what was his real first name
in the movie? Henry.
So you’ll know….Volvo….is Latin for “I roll” ….
I love these….what is the origination for the
family name of Walker? Came about during the Middle Ages…..it was
used to describe someone who cleaned cloth for a living.
How about this? A car’s dashboard got it’s name
from the fact that in horse and buggy days, dashing horses kicked up
mud on the passengers….the dashboard was designed to protect
everyone from getting dirty.
Ever use the word zeedonk? You would if you
were trying to describe the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.
What’s the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack
box? Come on…it’s Bingo. You knew that.
Did you realize that Norway eats more spicy
Mexican food than any other European county?
Bet you didn’t know that John Lennon’s middle
name was Winston…..Mother named him after Winston Churchill
The largest city in the world north of the
Arctic Circle is…..Murmansk…as in Russia….sounds cold, doesn’t it?
The duffel bag….where’d that name come from?
From the Belgium town of Duffel…that’s where the original material
If you went to college to study oology….you’d
be studying bird’s eggs……didn’t know that did you?
Along those same lines…if you study the effects
of thunder…then you’d be involved in the study of brontology.
You get 50 cups of coffee from a pound of
coffee….you get 200 cups of tea from a pound of tea…
Can you name the real voice behind Miss Piggy
when she sang in “The Muppet Movie”…..none other than Johnny Matthis.
It was Julie Andrews who was quoted as
saying…”Sometimes I’m so sweet, even I can’t stand it.”
The first vending machines in the country sold
chewing gum…first installed in 1888, found them in the railway
stations in New York City.
The original name for The Bank of America
was…”The Bank of Italy”.
Denmark lays claim for having a flag that has
remained unchanged for the longest period of time.
Bet you didn’t know that the Congo River flows
both and south of the equator. It crosses the equator 2 times.
People bashing people over the heads with the
art of Judo obviously don’t know that the name really means….”The
Blue M&M’s came out in 1995…they replaced tan
ones…Mars candy took a vote to see if which color was the most
The nectarine is not a cross between a peach
and a plum….lots of folks think that, but ain’t true.
You knew that Hawaii is the only state that
Along those same lines…the banana is the worlds
largest herb. I didn’t know that.
Carly Simon sang a song called “You’re so
vain”…..big hit in 1972…who was she talking about? Thought to have
been Warren Beatty.
So if you wanted to walk to the top of the
Empire State building you’d have to climb 1575 stairs…..
The Man of the Year on Time Magazine for 1952
was …none other than Queen Elizabeth….was her coronation year…..
How was the 3-mile limit for territorial limits
arrived at? It was the maximum distance that a cannonball could
reach at that time.
Veto……comes from the Latin word meaning…”I
If you suffer from pogonophobia….you’d best not
be around men with hair on their face…..that’s the word to describe
a fear of men wearing a beard.
You know that a bibliophile is a collector of
rare books…….so what’s a bibliopole? He sells those books that are
The Xerox machine that cranked out the first
copies some 40 years ago did so at the amazing rate of seven per
minute…40 years ago…seems like yesterday….
Johnny Carson’s first guest (October 1st,
1962) was Groucho Marx.
You stopped seeing something on television as
of December 31st, 1970…any idea what it was? The
So, besides the Oldsmobile car, what else did
Ransom E. Olds invent? The power lawn mower.
How many decks were on the ark that Noah built?
3…look at Genesis 6:16