Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The United States has more than 15,000 airports, more than any other country in the world. Brazil comes in a distant 2nd, with 4000.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The BIG 12 has recorded 39 major football violations since the violations were implemented in 1953, making them the dirtiest conference. A major violation is defined as providing extensive recruiting or competitive advantage. The SEC (Surely Everyone's Cheating) comes in second as 32.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
In any given year, Oregon produces about 7 million Christmas trees. Other leading states of Christmas Tree production are North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington, New York and Virginia.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Ford Motor Company thought that the initial Jaguars design was too similar to their Jaguar car symbol. Therefore, the organization changed the initial colors of teal, gold and silver with black accents, and they also changed their symbol. In the agreement with Ford, Jaguar was named the official car of the team.
Owner Wayne Weaver credited his wife for the new logo design, which has since been changed in 2009.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
During the 19th century it was quite common to write while standing up. Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway were no exception, as was Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens.
Alternatively, Mark Twain wrote mainly in bed.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
All of the clocks shown in the movie Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20. In popular culture, the term "420" has been characterized and popularized as a symbolic time to smoke weed.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
The 57 on household-favorite Heinz ketchup bottles pays homage to number of varieties of pickle the company once had.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Phil Collins was a child actor. His first role was as The Artful Dodger in a London production of Oliver!
More famously, he appeared in The Beatles - Hard Days Night as a screaming fan and was also an extra in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Well, it actually isn't a sea. The Dead Sea is a salt lake near Jordan and Israel, and at about 1,400 feet below sea level, has the lowest dry land elevation on the Earth's surface.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Todd Davis is that guy who rented billboards in Times Square in 2006 showing his social security number in an advertising campaign for his security company, LifeLock. His company was sued for $12 million for false advertising.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Billy legally changed his name when he was 14 years old, taking the surname of his stepfather. His biological father died three months before he was born in an automobile accident.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wisely, American Airlines made the first cost-cutting move by airline caterers in 1987 by simply removing one olive from each meal in 1987 and saved $40,000.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
"The Great Desert" in northern Africa is huge. The name Sahara is Arabic for desert. 12 countries lie within its vast range.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In 1972, Carolyn Davidson was a graphic design student at Portland State University. She charged her accounting teacher Phil Knight $2 an hour for her freelance work on symbol ideas for Knight's company Nike. She came up with the "Swoosh", which has turned out to be one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. He paid her $35 for her work.
Years later, Knight gave Davidson a diamond ring and an envelope with Nike stock to show his appreciation.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Robin Williams classmates at Redwood High School in Larkspur, CA voted him "Least Likely to Succeed"
Monday, December 6, 2010
Salmon jump out of the water to swim upstream. Also, female salmon jump in order to loosen their egg sacks while pregnant.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Muggsy comes in at 5' 3".
Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan were both 7'7", but many say Bol had a hair on him.
Also, it has be reported that the Sudan-born Bol coined the term "my bad"
Saturday, December 4, 2010
In 1836, Alabama was the first state in the US to legally recognize Christmas as a holiday.
In 1907, Oklahoma became the last state in the US to legally recognize Christmas as a holiday. What were they holding out for?
Friday, December 3, 2010
In the Golden Age of piracy during the 15-17th centuries, Pirates pierced their ears with shiny metals not to look fashionable, but rather, they believed the precious metals of gold and silver improved their eyesight.