Doan Courant

The semi-whenever newsletter for one of the many Doan Families.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Fun Facts

-The oldest piece of chewing gum is 900 years old.
-Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
-Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
-For one week in 1920, the United States Post Office accepted bacon and other smoked meats taped to the corner of an envelope as postage
-The Dalai Lama has an extensive souvenir shot glass collection.
-There is no combination of three coins that total exactly 25 cents.
-Global warming is worse on Tuesdays
-Craig T. Nelson's middle name is Teddy
-Before the advent of dental records, corpses were identified by jazz records
-Medicine bottle child-safety caps are also hard to open for short adults
-Because of shortages caused by the war, in 1942 triple-decker sandwiches were made with two slices of bread
-Christopher Welden of Columbus, Ohio is the only person to ever laugh all the way to the bank
-In Alaska, the dessert known as Baked Alaska is called "Baked Here."
-Prior to 1936, elevators only went up, not down.
-Though it remains open, no one has visited Epcot Center in 12 years.
-By law, firefighters in Nova Scotia are required to offer the people they rescue a blanket and a shrimp cocktail
-"The King of Queens" is loosely based on the relationship between Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun
-During a screening of Neil Simon's 'The Goodbye Girl' at the Vatican, someone asked Pope Paul VI to remove his hat
-No one can say for certain whether Jim Nabors is dead or alive
-Genghis Kahn is the only Mongol to have been Bar Mitzvahed.
-Moses' last name was Weintraub
-A child born in Africa has a 1 in 3 chance of being adopted by Angelina Jolie.
- 60% of the earth's weight is sofas
- the most common computer password is "Hot Peggy"
- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman forgot to tune in to last night's Stanley Cup final.
- Scientists are close to developing a broken clock that's right three times a day.

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