Re: [MOL] Weekend Ponderings [12946] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Weekend Ponderings



Dear John,

You put a lot of effort into writing this one. YOu are really special. I
really enjoyed this. Printing this out for Barb now as we speak. Have a
great weekend my friend.

God Bless
marty and Barb

John wrote:
> 
> 1. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses very
> letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to test telex/twx
> communications)
> 2. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
> 3. In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile
> services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number
> the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and
> up, but no channel 1.
> 4. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
> 5. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter
> is uncopyrightable.
> 6. Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
> 7. 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.
> 8. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year
> because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the
> weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
> 9. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
> history.
> Spades - King David
> Clubs - Alexander the Great;
> Hearts -Charlemagne
> Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
> 10.111,111,111  x  111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
> 11.If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs
> in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in
> the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the
> horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
> 12.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."
> 13."I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
> 14.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."
> 15.Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
> looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
> 16.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.
> 17.An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.
> 18.The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
> 19.The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the
> "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
> 20.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.
> 21.Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
> 22.The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in
> Colorado.
> 23.Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
> 24.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.
> 25.Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
> 26.In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting
> license.
> 27.It takes 3,000 cows to provide the NFL with enough leather for a
> year's supply of footballs.
> 28.The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
> 29.When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles
> per year.
> 30.It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
> 31.Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of
> their hands.
> 32.In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's
> nuclear weapons combined.
> 33.Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
> 34.Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age of
> the Rolling Stones: 50.6.
> 35.Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
> 36.There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.
> 
>     ---------------------------------------------------------------
> 
>                         HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! John
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