YES OR B.S.

  • Russia has a larger surface area than the planet Pluto! (Yes)
  • France was still using the guillotine for executions when the original Star Wars (A New Hope) premiered! (Yes)
  • The total weight off all the earth's ants is about twice as much as the weight of all the humans. (B.S. - It's really about the same)
  • When he was only 10 years old, Jim Carey sent his resume to Carol Burnett! (Yes!)
  • Maine, not Alaska, is actually the coldest state in America. (B.S. Nope-it's Alaska where the average daily temperature is 32 degrees! Maine is third after North Dakota)
  • The Egyptian pyramids were originally covered with beautiful paintings and drawings which have weathered away over the years. (B.S., but they were originally covered in marble which has weathered away)
  • On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds! (Yes)
  • Shakespeare made up the name "Jessica" for his play Merchant of Venice. (Yes)
  • You're twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine as you are by a shark. (Yes)
  • In India, McDonald's restaurants don't serve pork or beef. Instead they offer only fish, chicken and vegetable sandwiches. (Yes!)
  • Your tongue cannot taste anything without saliva. (Yes)
  • A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death. (Yes)
  • During the early days of the Gold Rush in California, a glass of whiskey cost $7! (Yes!)
  • Norway's national animal is the unicorn! (B.S. - but Scotland's is!)
  • The person who holds the most Oscar Awards is John Williams who composed the music to films like Jaws, ET and Star Wars. (B.S. - it's Walt Disney who has 22)
  • The average dinosaur lived to be over 100 years old. (Yes!)
  • There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones! (Yes!)
  • John Tyler, born in 1790, was the 10th president of the United States and his grandson is still alive today! (Yes)
  • Starfish don't have brains. (Yes)
  • The original title for Neil Simon's classic "The Odd Couple" was "The Divorced Duo." (B.S.)
  • Traditional Mozzarella cheese is made from buffalo milk. (Yes!)
  • Fig Newtons were named for Sir Isaac Newton? (B.S., they're named for the town, Newton, MA, next to where they were first made)
  • New York City is further south than Rome, Italy! (Yes!)
  • Maine is the American state closest to Africa! (Yes!)
  • 10% of the weight of your mattress after five years is made up of dust and dust mites. (B.S., it's somewhere around 1%)

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