• It takes the average person about 90 seconds to find a rubber band in their home. (Yes)
  • The Hummingbird is the only bird that flies backwards. (Yes)
  • Dan Gable in the Hall of Fame for baseball. (B.S., it's wrestling)
  • SS Guppy is the name of Cap'n Crunch's sailing vessel. (Yes)
  • Frankenstein is the most filmed story of all times. (B.S., it's his pal Dracula)
  • Ronald Reagan was the only U.S. President to once wear a Nazi uniform. (Yes, as an actor in a movie)
  • Both President Nixon and President Ford employed Henry Kissinger as Secretary Of State. (Yes)
  • Mike Tyson is the youngest boxer to win the World Heavyweight Championship (Yes, he was also the youngest man to lose it)
  • Betty Crocker wrote the first American cookbook. (B.S., "American Cookery" by Amelia Simmons was published in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1796)
  • The University of Alabama was the first to put numbers on their football jerseys. (B.S., it was the University of Pittsburgh in 1908)
  • The volume of the earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean. (yes)
  • Reindeer eat moss to keep warm. (Yes, moss is hard to digest and has little nutritional value, but strangely enough, reindeer fill up on it because it contains a special chemical that helps keep their body fluids warm)
  • The puck used in ice hockey made from silicone. (B.S. It's made from rubber)
  • The largest underground cave in the world is located in Kentucky. (Yes, the Mammoth-Flint Cave system is 300 miles long)
  • The United States was the first country to begin regular television broadcasting. (B.S., it was Great Britain in 1936)
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. (Yes)
  • On average people fear spiders more than they do death. (Yes)
  • What we know as the "pound key" or "hashtag" on the keyboard is actually called a crosspoint. (B.S. - it's called an octotroph)
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. (Yes)
  • Men blink nearly twice as much as women. (B.S. - it's the other way around. We have no idea why)
  • The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. (Yes)
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. (Yes)
  • In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. (Yes)
  • Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. (Yes)


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