Ten Random Facts
The Don McLean song "American Pie" is NOT named after the airplane Buddy Holly died in. This is incorrectly reported in many trivia web sites.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply a single season's worth of footballs for the National Football League.
The Sanskrit word for war translates to "desire for more cows."
In her 1987 autobiography, Elizabeth Taylor wrote, "I don't think of myself as 'beautiful,' I never have. This is partly due to my mother. During my childhood, when people commented on my looks, she would turn to me and say, 'Elizabeth, you do have very lovely eyes but the eyes are only a reflection of the soul. Never forget that the only real beauty comes from within.' Because she had such a strong sense of character, I never was allowed to concentrate on my appearance."
According to the U.S. government, people have tried more than 28,000 different ways to lose weight.
Grappa is the distillation of the sediment left after pressing grapes to make wine. The liquor is usually about 40 percent alcohol, is colorless, and is often kept in the freezer. Grappa is much like schnapps.
The # symbols is often referred to as a "number sign" or "pound sign." Its actual name is an octothorpe.
In 1964, the U.S. court upheld the right of members of the Native American Church to consume peyote during religious ceremonies.
Disney World in Florida was opened to the public in 1971. The amusement park was the largest in the world, set within 28,000 acres. It required a $400-million investment, and did not do well during the first year it was opened. Only 10,000 people visited Disney World during that initial year. With time, however, the attendance numbers rose to more than 10,000 people an hour.
A-1 Steak Sauce contains both orange peels and raisins.
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