Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Odds and Ends

Okay...since I'm post migraine right now and not in the mood to sit still for a long period of time at the moment, I'll just post some quick stuff.

1) Migraines suck bong water. Although, I do feel trés MAH-velous afterwards.

2) Poor TooStoned's own Linda Ronstadt! Okay, people got pissy at what she said and walked out (as well as throwing drinks and destroying posters) but I think the hotel went overboard. They could've just said after the concert not to do that again in a concert at the Aladdin if and when they contracted her again and if she said "No way" well at least she had the choice instead of barring her from her room and escorting her out.

3) Here's some trivia I was e-mailed. Dunno how much of it is acurate.

The sentence:
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by
Western Union to Test telex/twx communications)

In every episode of Seinfeld
there is a Superman somewhere.

Average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled
without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is
from the days of yore when the engines were pulled
by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground
floor and figured out how to walk up
straight staircases.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie."
(Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a
great king from history. Spades - King David;
Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -Charlemagne;
and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their
unwanted people without killing them used to burn
their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter
pilots in the Pacific. When arming their airplanes
on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts
measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the
fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target,
it got "the whole 9 yards."

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that
makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English
law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with
anything wider than your thumb.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile
in every five must be straight. These straight sections
are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the
army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many
bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s,
the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring
separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than
the lowest point in Colorado.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies,
you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money
in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on
"Leave It To Beaver."

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice
without a hunting license.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with
enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads
for dating are already married.

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment
in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income
comes from the sale of vodka.

On average, 100 people choke to death on
ball-point pens every year.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy
than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped:
celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.