YES OR B.S.

  • There are ten stories in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B.S., there are only eight)
  • Most delegates signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776. (Yes)
  • Flamingos bend their legs at the ankle, not the knee. (Yes)
  • Roller coasters were invented to distract Americans from sin. (Yes)
  • Betsy Ross designed the American flag. (B.S., it was Francis Hopkinson. Most historians don't even think Ross sewed the first flag and that the story was made up by her descendants)
  • George Washington and Tomas Jefferson both died on July 4th. (B.S. - Jefferson and John Adams did)
  • Sloths can hold their breath longer than dolphins can. (Yes)
  • A cluster of bananas is called a bunch. (B.S., it's called a hand)
  • When "The Cosby Show" was the #1 TV show in America, it was Tim Allen's "Home Improvement" sitcom that dethroned Cosby in the 1989-90 season. (B.S., it was "Roseanne")
  • The blue whale grows eight and half pounds an hour during its first seven months. (Yes)
  • Apples you buy in the supermarket can be as much as two years old. (B.S. - but they can be one year old)
  • In the 1800s, people said "prunes" rather than cheese when having their picture taken. (Yes)
  • Michelangelo wrote a poem about how much he hated painting the Sistine Chapel. (Yes)
  • In the Philippines, McDonald's serves soup. (B.S. - but they do serve spaghetti!)
  • Mashed potatoes is still the most popular way American's like their potatoes prepared. (Yes-86% said so)
  • Florida boasts the largest population of people over 65. (B.S., it's California)
  • Adolf Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. (Yes)
  • Lobsters taste with their antenna. (B.S. - with their feet)
  • The Empire State building has its own zip code. (Yes)
  • The Eiffel Tower was originally intended to be erected in Barcelona. (Yes)
  • NASA uses countdowns because of Fritz Lang sci-fi films. (Yes - he did it (to build suspense) so they did too)
  • British military tanks are equipped to make tea. (Yes)
  • Barrel Jumping is the ice skating version of the long jump. (Yes)
  • The Golden Gate bridge is actually Orange. (Yes)
  • In the 1800's a double eagle gold piece was worth $50.00. (B.S., it was worth only $20.00)
  • The state of Missouri has produced the most vice presidents. (B.S., that honor goes to New York)
  • There are eight nail holes in a standard horseshoe. Yes)

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