Funky Facts

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Donald Duck Comics were banned from Libraries in Finland
because he doesn't were pants!

13% of American men say they call their mothers every day.
32% of women do.

Someone paid $14,000 for the bra
Marilyn Monroe wore in "Some like it hot".

Most of the villains in the bible
have red hair.

On January 9th 1992 CNN received a terrible message from President Bush's doctor in Japan: The president had just died. Just to be sure, though, CNN traced the call.. and found it came from Idaho, not Tokyo. Too late; Headline News writers had already seen it on the computer and rushed the news to anchor Don Harrison. Luckily, just as Harrison opened his mouth to read the bulletin, he heard someone off-camera yell, "No! Stop!". The call was traced to the home of James E. Smith, 71, who was arrested and placed in a mental hospital.

Researchers estimate that 1 in 5 American Adults - some 38 Million -
don't like sex.

In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary married her fifty-pound pet rock.

Some names rejected for Disney's seven Dwarfs:
Gaspy, Doleful, Awful, Gabby, and Helpful.

Before snowmaking machines, how did ski resorts keep people skiing during dry spells?
Well believe it or not, in the mid-60's, one company offered "snowmats" with nylon bristles - sort of like Astroturf - and one ski resort, New Jersey's Gret Gorge, actually laid them out on its slopes. Apparently they worked well...unless you fell. "The bristles were needle-sharp," the resort's owner admitted to reporters. "There was blood, blood, blood. Boy were we embarrassed!"

The biggest dating turn-off for American women is foul language! (74%)

Hitler's favorite movie was King Kong

There are 35 pet-death support groups in America

IN 1978, security personnel at Pan American Airlines suspected that maintenance crews or flight attendants might be stealing miniature liquor bottles from airplanes. So they attached a clock device to the liquor cabinet to record the times of the alleged thefts. While airborne, a flight attendant heard the ticking and thought it was a bomb. She alerted the captain, who rerouted the plane to the nearest airport,where passengers were quickly evacuated by emergency exits. The unscheduled landing was a waste and it cost Pan Am $15,000, the cost of about 43,000 miniature liquor bottles.

The Neanderthal man's brain was bigger than yours.

It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona!

Mosquitoes have teeth!

People in Western china, Tibet, and Mongolia put salt in their tea.

New Hampshire allows boys to be married at 14 and girls at 13 with parental permission.

Myth: Fortune cookies were invented in China.
Truth: They were invented in the U.S. in 1918 by Charles Jung, a Chinese Restaurant owner, to amuse customers while they waited for their food. Only later were they served after the meal.
Try adding "in bed" after every Fortune you read.. they ALL work!

Gringos at GM who introduced the Chevy Nova in Latin America obviously didn't speak Spanish. Ads heralded the arrival of the new, reliable Nova, or "no va", which in Spanish means "doesn't go."

More than 50% of Teenage boys say they'd rather be rich than smart.

Napoleon Bonaparte was afraid of cats.

Researchers say: When a waitress draws a Happy Face on a check, tips go up 18%; when a waiter does, tips rise 3%.

Humans and Elephants are the only animals that can stand on their heads.

In Kristen ITCnia, nodding your head means "no" and shaking your head means "yes".

What state has the most outhouses? Alaska!

Elvis' autopsy revealed that he had at least 10 different drugs in his system at the time of his death. Official cause of death: Heart failure brought on by "straining at stool." Translation: he died on the pot.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

George Washington wanted Americans to address him as "His Mightiness the President"

There is a city called Rome in every continent in the world.

President William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913)was so big at 300 lbs,that one morning he literally got stuck int he White House bathtub and had to call his aides to help him get out. After that, Taft ordered a tub large enough to hold four men. He never got stuck again.

The French have a doughnut they call pet de nonne - "Nun's Fart." According to legend, a nun living in the abbey of Marmoutier was preparing food for a religious feast. Suddenly she farted, and the other nuns laughed at her. She was so embarrassed that she dropped the spoonful of dough she was holding into a pot of boiling oil - accidentally making a doughnut.

When President Jimmy Carter arrived in Poland in 1977, he made a brief speech to press and officials, but his interpreter delivered a slightly different speech. Carter said he had "left the United States that day." His interpreter said he'd "abandoned" it. Carter referred to the Poles "desires for the future." His interpreter translated this as "lusts for the future." And, finally, the interpreter explained to the crowd: "The president says he is pleased to be here in Poland grasping your private parts."

In 1631, two London printers left one word out of an official edition of the Bible. The mistake cost them 3,000 pounds and nearly led to their imprisonment. The word was "not". They left it out of the Seventh Commandment, which then told readers,"Thou shalt commit adultery." The now legendary book became known as "the Wicked Bible."

In High School, Robin Williams was reportedly voted "Least Likely To Succeed."

ON average, an adult laughs about 15 times a day; a child laughs 400 times a day!

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