Found It on the Internet; So It Must Be True!

Never Fart in a Wet Suit!

For your enlightenment and/or contemplation, believe it or not:

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

A whale’s penis is called a “dork.”

The 57 on a Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of ingredients in the sauce.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden. (Actually it was hemp.)

Some insects can live up to a year without their heads.

Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with Midnight Cowboy. Her entire role lasted only six minutes.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Forty percent of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

The “spot” on 7-UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was albino.

Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem and with legs dangling, fall asleep.

During the chariot scene in Ben Hur, a small red car can be seen in the distance.

Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be mentally disabled.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

Chocolate kills dogs! Chocolate effects a canine’s heart and nervous system; a few ounces is enough to kill a small-sized pooch.

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

Money isn’t made out of paper; it’s made out of cotton. Before the 1950’s it was made from hemp: the stem and leaves of a marijuana plant. So that’s why my money went up in smoke!

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one nut (testis).

Upper and lowercase letters are named “upper” and “lower” because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the uppercase letters were stored in the case on top of the one that stored the smaller, lowercase letters.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

No words in the dictionary rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.

The number “172” is found on the back of the U.S. five-dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before that.

Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors; also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.

Bubblegum contains rubber.

Human birth-control pills work on gorillas.

The first CD pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A.

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.

Casey Kasem was the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

Cat’s urine glows under a black light.

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

An elephant can smell water three miles away.

Guinness Book of World Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because farting in a space suit damages them.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Had to look this one up. In fact, the entire numerical string appears to read “23172,”

Thanks for stopping by and reading through the previous gobbledygook; and, as always, muchas gracias for your continual support.

Believe It or Not

About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.
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