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Monday, December 11, 2017

Here's The Facts - YES OR B.S.

  • The celebration of Christmas was banned in Boston from 1659 to 1681. (Yes) 
  • 1.5 million pieces of airline luggage are misrouted every year. (B.S, an unbelievable 2.8 million pieces are misrouted) 
  • Your nose and ears never stop growing. (Yes) 
  • The origin of decorating Christmas trees dates back to when the Pagans worshipped trees. (Yes) 
  • Mary Tyler Moore played the female lead in Elvis Presley's last film. (Yes, "Change of Habit" in 1969) 
  • Cher's real first name is Sharleen. (B.S., it's Cherilyn) 
  • Fred Flintstone was the first cartoon character to endorse cigarettes. (Yes, "The Flintstones" was the first primetime cartoon and they were originally sponsored by a major cigarette company) 
  • Johnny Carson's last guest on "The Tonight Show" was Jay Leno. (B.S., it was Bette Midler) 
  • Al Capone's business cards proclaimed he was a used furniture dealer. (Yes) 
  • The first record Paul McCartney says he ever bought was "Be Bop A Lula" by Gene Vincent. (Yes) 
  • If the first day of the month is on a Monday, it always has a Friday the 13th. (B.S., it's Sunday) 
  • Lettuce is the only vegetable never sold frozen, canned, processed or cooked. (Yes) 
  • Coca-Cola is the oldest registered food trademark in America. (B.S. it's Underwood Deviled Ham, going way back to 1886) 
  • A ticket to the 1896 Olympic Games cost 16 cents. (Yes) 
  • A lumberjack named Andrew Jergens invented skin-softening Jergens Lotion. (Yes) 
  • Telesphobia is the fear of using a telephone. (B.S., it's the fear of being last) 
  • There are 13 trillion cells in the human body. (B.S., there are only 2 trillion) 
  • While he was president, Franklin Roosevelt slept with under a gun under his pillow? (Yes) 
  • If an average man never shaved over the course of his life, his beard would be around 30 feet long. (Yes!) 
  • Sarek & Amanda are the names of Spock's parents on "Star Trek." (Yes) 
  • Comic book hero The Green Lantern is deprived of his power by the color red. (B.S., it's the color yellow) 
  • Benjamin Franklin once said, "Beer is living proof that God loves us, and wants to see us happy." (Yes) 
  • On September 4, 1833, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first paper boy. (Yes, for the New York Sun) 
  • Because of the rotation of the earth, you can actually throw a baseball a little further if you throw it to the East. (Yes) 
  • The original title for the best seller "Gone With The Wind" was "Ba! Ba! Black Sheep." (Yes) 
  • More movies have been made about Abraham Lincoln's life than any other story in the world. (B.S., actually it's Dracula!)

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