Charlie Buttrey

A few tidbits that are useful for breaking the ice at parties:

– Charles Dickens’ character Tiny Tim was originally called Small Sam.

– The sun converts over 4,000,000 tons of matter into energy every second.

– An average water droplet contains 100 quintillion molecules of water.

– Billy goats trying to attract a mate urinate on their own heads.

– Oregon’s state flag is the only one with a different design on each side.

– If a chain letter were never broken, within 15 cycles the entire world would have read it.

– The longest one-syllable words in the English language are screeched and strengths.

– J. Edgar Hoover once gave his mother a canary bred by the “Birdman of Alcatraz.”

– In the Middle Ages, dead bodies were often used as ammunition in catapults.

– Dust from the Sahara Desert has been carried by the wind as far as Chicago.

– Lemons and strawberries do not ripen after they are picked.  Avocados and bananas do.

– A raw steak is about 75% water.

– Winston Churchill once designed greeting cards for Hallmark.

– The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, gives off 26 times more light than the Sun.

– Nancy Green was the first living person whose image was trademarked…as Aunt Jemima.

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