February 26, 2005
• Frogs are more prone to pollutant-borne mutations than any other vertebrate.
• To be a supervising lifeguard at a New York municipal pool, applicants need to be able to run a mile in under 5 minutes. Applicants for the New York Police Department need to run the mile in under 7 minutes.
• The mousepad was invented in 1974 by James Spencer, a former carpet salesman.
• 96 percent of owners of automobiles manufactured by Jaguar voted in the last election.
• Health experts estimate that over 80 percent of people with appendical ulcers do not know they have one.