• President Howard Taft began a sports tradition by throwing out the first baseball of the season. (Yes)
  • Elephants sleep 10 hours a day. (B.S., our trunked friends only sleep 2- 4 hours a day)
  • Cinnamon is poisonous if injected intravenously. (B.S. - but nutmeg is!)
  • Gonzales is the most common Spanish surname. (B.S., it's Garcia)
  • A rhinoceros has three toes on each foot. (Yes)
  • During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville's classic "Moby Dick" only sold 500 copies. (B.S., it was worse, it only sold 50 copies)
  • Almonds are part of the Peach family. (Yes)
  • A Costa Rican worker who makes baseballs earns about $2,750 annually. The average American pro baseball player earns $2,377,000 per year. (Yes)
  • Pinball was legalized in Chicago in 1976. (Yes)
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote a column for London's Sunday Times. (B.S. it was Richard Nixon)
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales. (Yes)
  • Lightning strikes the earth almost 1,000 times every second. (B.S. - more like 100 times per second)
  • Ketchup leaves a glass bottle at a rate of about 25 miles per year. (Yes)
  • February 1865 is the only month in recorded history that did not have a full moon. (Yes)
  • Gold is the official mineral of Alaska. (Yes, where discovery of the precious mineral in the Yukon in 1898 triggered a gold rush)
  • The 1962 Chicago White Sox hold the major league record for the greatest number of losses in a single season. (B.S., it was the 1962 New York Mets, with 120 losses)
  • All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job in case their pants split. (Yes)
  • If you have chromophobia, you have a fear of colors. (Yes)
  • The average yawn lasts an estimated 6 seconds. (Yes)
  • Actress Uma Thurman is named after the Hindu goddess Uma. (Yes)
  • The are nine servicemen shown in the famous Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph? (B.S., there were six -- 5 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman)
  • It is said chewing gum while peeling onions will prevent you from crying. (Yes)
  • In 1634 tulip bulbs were used as a form of currency in Holland? (Yes)
  • California has the longest coastline in the U.S.? (B.S., it's Alaska)
  • Only 25% of the U.S. population can roll their tongue. (Yes)


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