YES OR B.S.

  • According to many predictions, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was supposed to have toppled over by 2020. (Yes)
  • You can walk to Nevada from Arizona across the Hoover Dam. (Yes)
  • In Australia, cantaloupe is considered a big Christmas Day food.(B.S., but watermelon is!)
  • Research says more women than men talk to their cars. (Yes)
  • Bubble wrap was originally made to be used as wallpaper. (Yes)
  • Tom Hanks and Elvis Presley are both related to President Abraham Lincoln. (Yes)
  • By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds. (Yes)
  • The letter "E" accounts for one out of every eight used in written language. (Yes)
  • The only planet that rotates on its side is Uranus. (Yes - the planet whose name is always fun to say!)
  • The world's first speeding ticket was written in 1396 in the village of Paddock Wood, England. The violator was caught driving eight mph through a two-mph zone and fined 10 shillings. (Yes)
  • An etiquette writer in the 1840's advised, "Ladies may do wipe their lips on the tablecloth. (Yes, but they must not blow their nose)
  • To signal a safety in an NFL football game, the official crosses both arms over his chest. (B.S., the official signals by putting both palms together over his head)
  • The diameter of the pitcher's mound on a major league baseball field is 30 feet. (B.S., it's 18 feet in diameter)
  • The tobacco industry uses 90 percent of the licorice imported into the U.S. as flavoring. (Yes)
  • What are you saving that whiskey for? Once in the bottle, whiskey does not improve with age. (Yes, the age recorded on a whiskey bottle refers to the number of years it is aged in barrels prior to being bottled. Once it's in glass, forget about it!)
  • The largest production of maple syrup is in Maine. (B.S. - it's Vermont)
  • In golfing slang, a fried egg is a lost ball. (B.S., it's a ball partially buried in a sand trap)
  • In the "Back to the Future" film trilogy, Doc Brown had to reach 150 miles per hour in his DeLorean time machine to get it to travel through time. (B.S., it was 88 miles per hour)
  • The numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666. (Yes! Hmmmm.)
  • According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, NBA stuff far outsells any other professional sport clothing. (B.S., NFL stuff rules with the fans. NBA is second.)

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