Bet You Didn’t Know. . .

by Curt Kovener Curt line

Here is a new version of pretty useless information helpful only for personal edification, to make bar bets or to have you go “hmmmm”..
•Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
•Pearls melt in vinegar.
•It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.
•Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
•The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
•Stewardesses’ is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
•”I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. And some would say the longest sentence begins with “I do.”
•The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the “American Pie.” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
•Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
•The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
•Rocky Mountain High: The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
•There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
•But 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.
•The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
•If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom. But isn’t that a grand waste of champagne?
•Actor Tommy Lee Jones and former vice-president Al Gore, were freshman roommates at Harvard.
•The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
•The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.