Catholic Popes who died during
sex: Leo VII (936-9) died of a heart attack, John VII (955-64)
was bludgeoned to death by the husband of the woman he was with at
the time, John XIII (965-72) was also murdered by a jealous
husband, Pope Paul II (1467-71) allegedly died while being
sodomized by a page boy.
The kiss that is given by the bride
to the groom at the end of the wedding ceremony originates from
the earliest times when the couple would actually make love for
the first time under the eyes of half the village!
A person afflicted with
hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands
A poll of 3,000 Americans found
that for 41 percent, the thing they're most afraid of is
speaking before a group of people. 32 percent stated they were
afraid of heights.
About 10% of the world's
population is left-handed.
Air pollution may contribute to
two percent of all deaths in the US, some 50,000 cases per
year. A nine-year study of US cities showed a strong
correlation between death rates and periods of significant
America's first nudist
organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men.
Barbers at one time combined
shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth.
The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber
pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.
Fourteen percent of the one
million citizens of Nairobi, Kenya carry the AIDS virus. Some
20% of the Kenyan military is infected. (1997)
Gerald Ford, George Bush, Tommy
Lasorda, Ted Koppel, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Bill Clinton are
all left handed.
Hans Christian Andersen, Cher,
Tom Cruise, Albert Einstein, Whoopie Goldberg, Greg Louganis,
Lee Harvey Oswald, and Gen. George S. Patton, are (were) all
Humans are the only animals that
copulate face to face.
In most American states, a
wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets
in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot
be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person
James Madison, 5 feet, 4 inches
tall, was the shortest president of the US. Abraham Lincoln
was the tallest at six feet, 4 inches.
Julius Caesar and Napoleon
Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy.
Julius Caesar, Martin Luther and
Jonathan Swift all suffered from Ménièr's disease. It is a
disorder of the hearing and balance senses causing hissing,
roaring or whistling sounds to be perceived.
Men commit suicide three times
more frequently than women do. But women attempt suicide two
to three times more often than men.
Midgets and dwarfs almost always
have normal-sized children, even if both parents are midgets
Offered a new pen to write with,
97% of all people will write their own name.
Over 80% of professional boxers
have suffered brain damage.
The ashes of the average
cremated person weigh nine pounds.
The average bank teller loses
about $250 every year.
The average person falls asleep
in seven minutes, is a quarter of an inch taller at night,
laughs about 15 times a day, and walks the equivalent of twice
around the world in a lifetime.
The first US president to both
be sued for sexual misconduct and forced to give a deposition
while in office was William Jefferson Clinton.
The most common name in the
world is Mohammed, whilst the most popular first name in the
world is Muhammad.
The number of triplets born in
the US in 1994 (4,594) was more than triple the number born in
1971 (1,034), an increase attributed to older age of the
mothers and the use of fertility-enhancing drugs and
US Presidents who
died on July 4th: John Adams
and Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, James Monroe died in
have been assassinated:
Abraham Lincoln in 1865, James A. Garfield in 1881, William
H. McKinley in 1901, and John F. Kennedy in 1963.
never attended college: Grover
Cleveland, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S Truman, and George
never had children: George
Washington, known as the "Father of the Country," James
Madison, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, and
never held any other elective
office: U. S. Grant, William H. Taft, Herbert Hoover, Dwight
owned slaves : George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Andrew Jackson,
John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson,
and Ulysses S. Grant.
served an entire term without
a vice president: John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew
Johnson, and Chester Arthur.
were survived by their
fathers: John F. Kennedy and Warren Harding.
William Henry Harrison
(1773-1841) was the first US president to die in office. At 32
days, he also had the shortest term in office.
Women shoplift more often than
men; the statistics are 4 to 1.
You share your birthday with at
least nine million other people around the world.
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