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Bullfrogs never sleep.

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There are no bridges over the Amazon River.
Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV, in 1952. The actual toy was eyes, nose and mouth that could be stuck onto an actual potato.

 

See? I wouldn’t lie to ya.

 

The medical name for butt crack is “Intergluteal Cleft”.

Just for kicks, humpback whales will sometimes let dolphins hitch a ride on their head.

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30% of Americans don’t drink alcohol. 60% drink less than one drink a week. The top 10% average 75 drinks a week.

In the ’80s and ’90s, Domino’s guarantee of a 30-minute delivery led to so many fatal car crashes their employee death rate was equal to that of coal miners.

 

 

Napoleon was not short, at least relatively for his time. At 5′-6″ he was above average for the late 1700s and early 1800s.

 

Vikings helmets never had horns. Those were created later, by a 19th century costume designer for a Wagner opera.

 

 

False.

Also false.

Jeff Daniels was paid $50,000 to act in Dumb and Dumber. His co-star Jim Carrey was paid $7,000,000.

Jon Heder was paid $1,000 to play Napoleon Dynamite, and the movie cost just $400,000 to make. The movie grossed over $40,000,000 in the United States alone. There was no sequel.
When Blackbeard captured the ship that would become Queen Anne’s Revenge, there were 455 African slaves aboard. Many of the Africans chose to become pirates rather than become slaves. At the time of Blackbeard’s death, 1/3 of his crew were former slaves.

 

Out of 489 known shark species, only 3 are accountable for double digit fatalities.  The last 3 fatalities in the United States occurred in 2015, 2013, and 2013 respectively and all in Hawaii by what were presumed to be Tiger Sharks.

 

Junius Booth preached that all life was sacred, even that of a housefly, and once held a funeral for pigeons. Junius died 13-years before his son John Wilkes assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

 

 

 

 

The fax machine was invented the same year as the Oregon trail migration. It was invented in 1843 by a Scottish mechanic named Alexander Bain. This early model used a combination of synchronized pendulums, electric probes and electrochemically sensitive paper to scan documents, and then send the information over a series of wires to be reproduced. At this same time, the “Great Migration” on the Oregon trail began, when a wagon train of about 1,000 migrants began to travel west.

 

The 1969 moon landing was accomplished with computers less powerful than the laptop I am currently typing on.

Many members of the cast of Seinfeld have done well for themselves. Here’s the estimated net worth of 7 of the co-stars:
Jerry Seinfeld – 870-million
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) – 200-million
Jason Alexander (George) – 50-million
Michael Richards (Kramer) – 48-million
Jerry Stiller (George’s dad) – 12.5-million
John Hurley (J Peterman) – 8.5-million
Wayne Knight (Newman) – 8-million

 

ÒSeinfeld: Season 7Ó (Sony, 24 episodes, four discs, $49.95) has, among others, ÒThe Maestro,Ó ÒThe Sponge,Ó ÒThe Soup NaziÓ and ÒThe InvitationsÓ (that is, the unfortunate stamp-licking end of George’s fiancee Susan).(Handout/MCT)

The modern day battery was invented 1-year after George Washington died.

 

Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moon landing than the construction of the pyramids.

 

France was still using the guillotine when the first Star Wars came out.
And here’s the lucky guy . . .

At the time the pyramids were built, woolly mammoths were still walking the earth. The last of the wooly mammoth died out around 1700 B.C. on Russia’s Wrangel Island. In Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza were built around 4,000 years ago, although there have been claims that they’re even older. This also means that Cleopatra’s time on Earth is actually closer to us in history than to the construction of the pyramids. Mind? Blown.

 

Same.

The Battle of Gettysburg was the costliest battle of the Civil War, with 51,112 casualties. By comparison, there were 58,220 American deaths during the entire Vietnam War.