Did You Know…

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

The next time the conversation lulls around your dinner table, try to stimulate it with one or two of these little known tidbits.

  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button.
  • A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.
  • People do not get sick from cold weather; it’s from being indoors a lot more.
  • Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until they are 2-6 years old.
  • The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
  • The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
  • The average housefly lives for one month.
  • 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
  • A coat hanger is 44-inches long when straightened.
  • The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
  • Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.
  • Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
  • The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
  • John Travolta turned down the starring roles in “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Tootsie.”
  • In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
  • The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.
  • Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
  • If caramel coloring weren’t added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.