YES OR B.S.

  • President Franklin Roosevelt 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 hours a day)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Joseph Wiseman, who played Dr. No, was the very first actor to portray a James Bond villain? (B.S., it was Peter Lorre. He appeared as Nelson Le Chiffre, the chief Soviet agent, in the 1954 TV version of Casino Royale, which featured Barry Nelson as the first on-screen Bond)
  • Bruce Jenner auditioned for the part of Superman before Christopher Reeve got the part. (Yes)
  • In the TV sitcom "M*A*S*H," Jamie Farr's character Cpl. Klinger was from Ottumwa, Iowa. (B.S., it was Radar O'Reilly, Klinger was from Toledo)
  • Bruce Springsteen was the first entertainer to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek. (Yes, in 1975)
  • Julius Caesar was self-conscious about his receding hairline. (Yes)
  • Christopher Columbus brought several things to America including the first potato. (B.S., it was oranges)
  • "All In The Family" was the first TV show to rank #1 for five straight years?" (Yes)
  • Only seven poems by Emily Dickinson were published during her lifetime. (Yes)
  • Marilyn Monroe appeared in Playboy's first triple-page centerfold in the March 1956 issue. (B.S., it was Marian Stafford who appeared)
  • There is a 6-foot tall stone monument dedicated to the cartoon character Popeye in Crystal City, TX. (Yes)
  • Cap'n Crunch's pet dog is named "Seadog." (Yes)
  • Alaska has more polar bears than people. (B.S. it has more caribou)
  • Only 25% of the U.S. population can roll their tongue. (Yes)

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