February 10, 2005
• The common cold is actually any of over 300 different viruses. Each one of them, like the chicken pox, can only be caught once in a lifetime.
• Of America's floors, 61 percent are carpet, 21 percent are linoleum, and 12 percent are wood.
• Dentists estimate that while four out of five of their patients claim to brush their teeth twice a day, only one in three actually does.
• Although they are commonly assumed to go together, phrase "once upon a time" predates "and they lived happily ever after" in printed books by almost 150 years.
• Over half of the comic books sold in the United States last year were printed in Japan.