Useless Facts [Part 7]

  • An ant has five noses.
  • The T.I.D. often found on a doctor’s prescription stands for “ter in die,” a Latin term meaning “three times a day.”
  • The home team must provide a referee with 24 footballs for each National Football League game.
  • In colonial Boston, schoolteachers earned about seven cents a day.
  • Giraffes can not swim.
  • The real name of television’s Mr. Ed was Bamboo Harvester.
  • Jim Hogg, the governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895, named his only daughter Ima Hogg.
  • Actor Stewart Granger was born James Stewart.
  • Cats can’t taste sweet things.
  • The Bank of America was originally called The Bank of Italy.
  • Lloyd Copeland is credited with the initial development of the microwave oven. His granddaughter is Linda Ronstadt.
  • An adult’s skin weighs approximately six pounds.
  • Only right-handed players can play polo according to the U.S. Polo Association. To date, only 3 players on the world circuit are left-handed.
  • France’s King Louis XIV bathed only once a year.
  • Jimi Hendrix was working on the song The Story of Life the night he died.
  • Most surveys say that the least-liked vegetable is the turnip.
  • Most snakes can go without eating for a whole year.
  • Tombstones were first placed on plots over the dead so that the deceased could not come out and harm the living.
  • Hockey is called shinny in Scotland.
  • There are 88 keys on a piano–52 white and 36 black.

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