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Words of Wisdom

"Time is what we want most, but what we use the worst."
~William Penn

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Did you know... 6.4.2011

Did You Know...

* The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off !
* Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
* Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!
* Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!
* Cat urine glows under a black-light!
* Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!
* Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is!
* Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!
* In Corpus Christi, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

and so it goes...

Today's Trivia Question :

According to the National Safety Council, if you have an auto accident at 55 miles an hour, there is a one in 50 chance you'll be killed. At 75 miles an hour, is your chance of being killed:
(a)        one in 28
(b)        one in 18
(c)        one in  8

Answer : One in 8!

Posted by Theo ~ 6.4.2011

1 comment:

  1. Shaving eyebrows wasn't a successful fashion statement. It never came back around around for a reason :-).

    Whew, thank goodness I'm a woman and have less of a chance of being struck!

    Always enjoy your posts, Theo.