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.