Sunday, September 12, 2010

So, You Thought You Knew Everything. . .

1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
3. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
5. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
6. There are more chickens than people in the world.
7. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
8. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
9. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
10. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
11. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
12. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
13. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
14. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
15. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
16. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
17. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
18. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"
19. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
20. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
21. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
22. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
23. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
24. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life".
25. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
26. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
27. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
28. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
29. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
30. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
31. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
32. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
33. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
34. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
35. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Favorite Songs-Well Some of Them

 1.  Witchy Woman - The Eagles
 2.  Marie Laveau - Bobby Bare
 3.  Smooth - Santana
 4.  Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles
 5.  Dirty Laundry - Don Henley
 6.  I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
 7.  Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
 8.  On The Dark Side - John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
 9.  Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
10.  Pistol Packin Mama - Hank Thompson
11.  Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress - The Hollies
12.  Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers
13.  Easy Lovin - Freddie Hart
14.  Rock & Roll Lullaby - B. J. Thomas
15.  Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
16.  Macarena - Los del Rio  
17.  How Far is Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
18.  Walkin on the Sun - Smash Mouth
19.  Heaven's on Fire - KISS
20.  Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner            

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Some Of My Favorite Movies

These are listed in no particular order:

  • Children of a Lesser God
  • The Bucket List
  • Medicine Man
  • Marnie
  • Entrapment
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Scent of a Woman
  • The Blind Side
  • Gran Torino
  • October Sky
  • Cinderella Man
  • Gangs of New York
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Notebook
  • The Guardian
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Fly Away Home
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Thorn Birds
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Last Samurai
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Hotel Rwanda
Just a short list of the movies I like.

What are your favorite movies?