Saturday, April 19, 2008

Who Knew?

For your future knowledge, Balderdash/Malarkey game nights, impress the boy/girl moments, and so on and so forth:

Jello, if hooked up to an EEG registers movements virtually identical to the brain waves of a healthy adult.
The Hershey's Kiss got its name from the puckering sound made by the manufactoring equipment as chocolate was dropped onto the conveyor belt.
Wedding cake was originally thrown at the bride and groom.
While his wife spent long hours posing for the figure, the model for the face of the Statue of Liberty was Charlotte Bartholdi, mother of the French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, who designed it.
Marcel Bich was read to take the sales success of his disposable ballpoint pen on to the international market. Originally named after himself, he realized that the Americans would pronounce it bitch, he smartly dropped the H and called it Bic.
The name OZ was thought up by L. Frank Baum when he looked up at his filing cabinets and noticed one drawer marked A-G, another marked H-N, and the last marked O-Z.
The sight of oranges in the Godfather film signals death, or a close call, is about to happen.
Director Wes Craven named Freddy Krueger after a kid in school who bullied him.
Marilyn Monroe developed her signature walk by hacking off one heel of a shoe.
Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones were college roommates.
A recording of a camel's moan was slowed down for the tornado sound in Twister.
Cats have 2 sets of vocal chords.
Bullwhips, when properly snapped, exceed speeds of 742 mph, thus breaking the sound barrier.
The original Volkswagon Beetle was commissioned by Adolph Hitler.
Kemo sabe means "white shirt" in Apache.
Podunk is in Massachusetts.
The smell of Crayons is so familiar and soothing it has been known to lower blood pressure.


on to june said...

That's why I sniff crayons and not cocaine...