TRIVIA [4]

  • 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 and feet.

  • 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 pollution.

  • 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 dyslexics.

  • 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 owes.

  • 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 or dwarfs.

  • 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 techniques.

  • US Presidents who

    • died on July 4th: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, James Monroe died in 1831.

    • 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 Washington.

    • never had children: George Washington, known as the "Father of the Country," James Madison, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, and Warren Harding.

    • never held any other elective office: U. S. Grant, William H. Taft, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    • 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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