Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #5


Thirteen Interesting Things In The United States



1…. 1,525,000,000 miles of phone wire is currently strung across this country.

2....166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S.

3....315 entries in Webster’s Dictionary are misspelled

4....A ten gallon hat barely holds six pints

5....Toothpicks are the object most often choked on by Americans

6....About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money. [The rest of us are avoiding reality for four more years.]

7....All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

8....Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.

9....Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33

10....David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

11....Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

12....In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

13....In every episode of "Seinfeld" there is a Superman somewhere.








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8 comments:

Elle Fredrix said...

Number 3. Is that for real? Wow!

Let me guess. It's all those letter Us you guys dropped where you shouldn't have right? LOL.

Christine d'Abo said...

Very cool! I had no idea about the Superman in Seinfield. Now I need to go back and watch for it. :)

Carrie Lofty said...

Thx for stopping by!

Bronwyn said...

ha i would have to make it a Friday 15 meme.
I love useless facs though

Jane said...

Great list! I remember hearing somewhere about the superman in Seinfeld but not many of the other ones :)

Morgan St. John said...

OUCH... OMG, a toothpick!
What the heck are they doing to choke on a toothpick!

Marie said...

Elle, you're probably right about the U that we American's drop from words such as colour. And why did we drop the U when we left in such letters as the L in would, could, should, the k in knife and knight...it's perplexing.

I've never been a Seinfeld fan but I'd heard that somewhere before, about the Superman.


LOL! Morgan, that's a really good question. Probably just walking around with them in their mouths, not paying attention to what they're doing, swallow and there you go.

There's you're lesson for how to choke on a toothpick...not that I've ever done so but it could happen that way...if you're a total dunce ;o)

Thanks for stopping by, everyone, I love reading all of your T13s too.

Lara Angelina said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by -- so I could stop by yours!! I love #2 as my TT was about mail as well!! And #5 surprised me -- I thought it was hotdogs!!
Great TT