Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The kangaroo got its name when the first Australian white settlers saw the strange creature. They asked the local Aboriginies what it was who answered kanguru, which means 'I don't understand'.
To "testify" comes from the Roman court where men swore on their testicles that their statement was true.
Cat urine glows under a black-light.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
A ducks quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
Australia's first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
I think you have wasted enough time. Get back to work.