Crazy but true.....


New York City's Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park used to be cemeteries. (There are 20,000 bodies buried in Washington Square Park alone.  A 1799 gravestone shown here.)

In 1980, thirty-one years after the Road Runner cartoons debuted, in an episode titled "Soup or Sonic," Wile E. Coyote finally catches the Road Runner; he then holds up a sign saying, "Okay, wise guys, you always wanted me to catch him. Now what do I do?"

How important do you feel now?
  • The English invented football - known in America as soccer - when they kicked around the heads of Danish invaders they had slaughtered.
  • Botanically speaking, the banana is an herb, the jalapeno is a fruit, and apples and peaches are members of the rose family.  Pineapples, oranges, lemons, watermelons and tomatoes are all berries.
  • The word "assassin" comes from the name Hashshashin (which means "hashish-eater") given to a militant sect of Islamic Shiites whose mission was to overthrow Suni Muslims by killing off their leaders in the 9th century.
  • 2,500 left handers die each year using products designed for right handers (e.g., doors)
  • 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying thier butts.
  • There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on the entire earth.
  • Snails can sleep for three years.
  • Dismal first-year sales of famous products:  VW (U.S.) sold 330 Beetles first year; Liquid Paper sold 1,200 bottles; Cuisinart sold 200 machines; Remington typewriter (what's a typewriter!?!) sold 8 first year; Scrabble sold 532; Coca-Cola sold 25 bottles.
  • Goats eyes have rectangular pupils.
  • Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge; the reverse of how a record works.
  • Dogs can make approximately 100 different facial expressions. 


Champagne Bottle Sizes

  Magnum = 2 bottles

  Jeroboam = 4 bottles

  Rehoboam = 6 bottles

  Methuselah = 8 bottles

  Salmanazar = 12 bottles

  Balthazar = 16 bottles

  Nebuchadnezzar = 20 bottles (...that's a party!)