September 19, 2004
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September 20, 2004
• In some South American cultures, the color black is associated with good, and the color white is associated with evil.
• In England, during the Renaissance, colorful socks were a sign of nobility.
• The first baseball caps were shaped more like derby hats than their modern day form.
• Other than humans, baboons are the only other animal that masturbate.
• 15 percent of people in the U.S. will only get one haircut this year.
• The German language did not have have a word for "zero" until the 7th century.
• "Mr. Roboto" by Styx, was written about Prince Charles.
September 21, 2004
• Cubicles gained office-popularity in the early 1920s as a way of cutting costs during the Great Depression.
• Three out of 10 Americans will eat dog at some point in their life, knowingly, or unknowingly.
• In Haiti, having a mirror in your house is considered bad luck.
• The original Pac-Man was almost blue, but a bug in the demo version set up for the head of hardware development at Atari led to its present-day color.
• The first commercially available television sets weighed over 700 pounds.
September 22, 2004
• One out of 10 Japanese men describe themselves as "addicted to horse racing."
• The American Tobacco Association spends more money on lobbying than the GDP of Denmark.
• Iowa comes from the Indian word "I'owha," meaning "tea kettle."
• Including the hard and soft palettes, the human tongue weighs over one pound.
• Ben Franklin made the first preliminary sketches of the light bulb.
• Harry Truman was the last U.S. president who smoked regularly.
September 23, 2004
• Whale semen has been used for centuries by the Inuit people as an anti-aging balm.
• 43 percent of American homes have wiring below national standards.
• The first atomic clock was originally set to the time on Albert Einstein's pocket watch.
• 16 percent of Catholics say they don't believe in God.
• A watch is more likely to run fast than it is to run slow.
• More people were sentenced to death in the year 2003 than any other year since 1971.
September 24, 2004
• "Toyota" is a conjugation of the Japanese word for "War Machine."
• More people die in September than any other month.
• If all the empty space were removed from all the atoms in the universe, the resulting matter would only be about the size of a grapefruit.
• The Guarani people of Paraguay consider conjoined twins to be the sacred incarnates of the twin gods Fire and Passion.
• In the 1964 presidential election, one electoral college member protested Lyndon Johnson's nomination by submitting a vote for Donald Duck.
September 25, 2004
• The emotions of love and hate are triggered by the same chemical in the brain.
• September 25 was declared "Astronaut Day" by an act of congress in 1969.
• Cats can't see the color red.
• Left-handed people are three times more likely to be late than right-handed people.
• There are approximately 10,000 microscopic organisms between your monitor and your face.
• Commercials advertising feminine hygiene products were considered indecent and were not allowed to be aired on TV until the 1970s.
September 26, 2004
• The longest, continually operated weblog (blog) has been updated at least once a day since 1996.
• The first email ever sent read, "this should be working."
• If you were to take all the newspapers printed in the U.S. any give day and lay the sheets out edge to edge, you could cover an area the size of New York City.
• Worldwide, more men have ear piercings than women.
• Sharks prefer the taste of human flesh over fish due to the varying structures of a human's hemoglobin.
September 27, 2004
• More people are killed by falling coconuts than sky diving accidents.
• George Washington was a self-avowed atheist.
• Per capita, Washington, D.C. has more interns than any other city in the world.
• The average American drinks eight gallons of hard liquor each year.
• People with blue eyes have can see better in dim light than people with brown eyes.
September 28, 2004
• The 52 card deck was originally used as a calendar before it was used for gaming purposes.
• Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's election in 1933, the incumbent presidential candidate has won if it rains on election day in Washington, D.C.
• Cockfighting is legal in Nebraska
• Bill O'Reily began his broadcast career as a liberal talk show host, but then switched political affiliations at the beginning of the Carter Administration.
• Hippopotami have six toes on each foot.
September 29, 2004
• The "Sunshine Commune" in southern Montana, with over 400 estimated residents, has not had contact with the outside world since the late 1950s.
• Excessive exposure to florescent light has been shown to cause skin cancer.
• A 1,000 square mile alder forest was found in Utah, in which each tree had identical genetic material and stemmed from the same root system.
• The distinctive smell of permanent markers comes from ether added to help make the ink longer-lasting.
• Birds do not have anal sphincters.
September 30, 2004
• The first mouse to travel into space was not an experimental subject, but a stowaway.
• The food that the U.S. government pays farmers not to produce each year could fill Lake Michigan.
• Talking to a passenger while driving is more likely to cause an accident than talking on a cell phone.
• If Microsoft were a nation, it's revenue would be the 16th highest GDP in the world.
• The winning castle in this year's annual sand castle contest in Los Angeles was just over 12 feet tall.