YES OR B.S.

  • Eight nails are used in a standard horseshoe. (Yes)
  • Only 10% of Facebook users live in the US or Canada. (Yes)
  • Sugar maple trees have to be 200 years old before they are generally tapped for syrup. (B.S., they have to be about 40 years old)
  • Billy Idol was featured at the very first rock concert held at Yankee Stadium. (B.S., it was Billy Joel, in June 1990, at the end of his Storm Front tour)
  • There are approximately fifty Joy of Cooking books sold each minute across the world. (B.S., Bibles)
  • Nearly 27% of single women say if a bowtie is worn by a man on a first date it would ruin all chances of a second date. (Yes)
  • In real-estate shorthand, the acronym FDR represents "Finished Downstairs Room". (B.S., it stands for "Formal Dining Room")
  • Fluffy is the name of the vicious three-headed dog who guards the Sorcerer's Stone in J.K. Rowling's blockbuster book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. (Yes)
  • The largest gland in the human body is the tongue. (B.S., The liver, which is also the largest organ)
  • The shortest overtime in National Football League history was 14 seconds. (Yes, in a September 8, 2002, a game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills. It was accomplished with a kickoff return by Chad Morton, giving the Jets a win)
  • About 17% of humans, chimpanzees and gorillas are left-handed. (Yes.)
  • A typical full-time worker in the U.S. with a four-year college degree earns 10% more than worker with only a high-school diploma. (B.S., 62% more)
  • The average person checks the time 90 times a day. (Yes)
  • Strawberry Shortcake dolls were inspired in 1979 by an American Greeting Co. greeting card character. (Yes)
  • Beavers live safely tucked away in a home called a "warren". (B.S., it's a rabbit that would live there)
  • Sally Ride became famous as the first American woman to do fly across the ocean. (B.S., she was the first to travel into space)
  • Pasta Noodles originated in China. (Yes)
  • Numismatics is the study of money. (Yes)
  • Bangkok is the capital of China. (B.S., it's Beijing)
  • The X in "X-Men" stand for "External." (B.S., it stands for "eXtra abilities" and also Xavier the founder of the X-Men)
  • George Washington was only paid $5,000 per year as the President of the United States. (B.S., it was a whopping $25k)
  • A baby turkey is called a "Galvin." (B.S., it's called a "Poult")

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