My public service today is to bring you fresh, hot, little-known facts to spice up your life, impress your friends, enrich your brain, make you effortlessly lose 10 pounds in 2 short days, become powerfully and inexplicably attractive to the opposite sex, and get rich fast! (OK, OK, maybe at least add a tidbit or two to your repertoire of clever trivia):
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten. (All the better to clearly, and repeatedly, inform us when we human masters are not quite meeting their demands.)
Pinocchio is Italian for “pine head.”
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used. (So jackasses are the ultimate weapon of mass destruction?)
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. (It’s not today’s Word of the Day, but still…if you can slip this word into casual conversation today, I would like to know the person’s reaction. Now, if you wish to be really hip, you can call it P45, according to Wikipedia.)
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down – hence the expression “to get fired.” (Hmmm, I may try this trick with my obnoxious neighbor next time he feels compelled to crank that *bleep* stereo he keeps on his *bleep* back porch. Match? Check. Lighter fluid? Check. Dastardly desire to carry it out? CHECK!)
What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?– All were invented by women. (But the invention I believe we should have days off work for in order to conduct day-long celebrations…the air conditioner…was brought to us by Willis Haviland Carrier. Thank you, thank you, thank you!)
Married men revealed that they change their underwear twice as often as single men. (No comment. Not touching this one. Too much joke material, not enough space.)
Coca-Cola was originally green. (Green, purple, orange, everything but possibly yellow, I’d still drink it and be hopelessly addicted. Just don’t try to write a commercial jingle with the words purple or orange, because as we now know, with our newfound genious, nothing will rhyme!)
Source: Little Known Facts