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Lillington, NC

#1 Nov 18, 2012
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#2 Nov 18, 2012
An old man and his wife lived deep in the hills and seldom saw many people.
One day a peddler came by to sell his goods and asked the man if he or his wife wanted to buy anything.

"Well, my wife ain't home, she's gone down to the crick to wash clothes, but lemme see what you got," said the man.

The peddler showed him pots and pans, tools and gadgets, but the old man wasn't interested.

Then the man spotted a mirror and said, "What's that?"

Before the peddler could tell him it was a mirror, the old man picked it up and said, "My God how'd you get a picture of my Pappy?"

The old man was so happy, he traded his wife's best pitcher for it. The peddler left before the wife came back and spoiled his sale.

The old man was worried that the wife would be mad at him for trading her best pitcher, so he hid it in the barn behind some boxes of junk.

He would go out to the barn 2 or 3 times a day to look at the "picture" and eventually the wife got suspicious.

One day she got fed up and after he retired for the night, she went out to the barn. She saw the mirror behind the boxes, picked it up and said, "so this is the hussy he's been foolin' around with!"
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#3 Nov 18, 2012
Have you ever looked at an animal and said, "How in the world does that thing do that?" Well, here are a few answers to those kinds of questions.
Camel's milk does not curdle.
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Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."
A group of frogs is called an army.
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of whales is called a pod.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
No animal, once frozen solid (i.e., water solidifies and turns to ice) survives when thawed, because the ice crystals formed inside cells would break open the cell membranes. However there are certain frogs that can survive the experience of being frozen. These frogs make special proteins which prevent the formation of ice (or at least keep the crystals from becoming very large), so that they actually never freeze even though their body temperature is below zero Celsius. The water in them remains liquid: a phenomenon known as 'supercooling.' If you disturb one of these frogs (just touching them even), the water in them quickly freezes solid and they die.
The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular
All porcupines float in water.
The cells which make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.
A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
You can tell a girl crab from a boy crab by their stomachs. A girl has a beehive and a boy has a lighthouse.
The pH of cow's milk is 6.
The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
The Dalmatian is the only dog that gets gout.
You should not eat a crawfish with a straight tail. It was dead before it was cooked.
The distance between an alligator's eyes, in inches, is directly proportional to the length of the alligator, in feet.
Kiwi birds are the only birds with their nostrils at the end of their beak rather than the top.
All elephants walk on tip-toe, because the back portion of their foot is made up of all fat and no bone.
Giraffes have no vocal chords.
A fullgrown bear can run as fast as a horse.
When opossums are playing opossum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Rhinos are in the same family as horses, and are thought to have inspired the myth of the unicorn.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
The cheetah is the only cat in the world that can't retract it's claws.
Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times
Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.
The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
An iguana can stay under water for twenty-eight minutes.
Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
Polar bears are left-handed.
You can hold the mouth of an alligator shut with two fingers, but if you put a clenched fist in its mouth when it bites down it will break every bone in your hand.
The platapus and the Echidna are the only mammals that don't give live birth.
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#4 Nov 18, 2012
For five years, Webster's New International Dictionary mistakenly included an entry for dord, a word which did not exist.
Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand. The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands.(one letter at a time)
The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
There are six words in the English language with the letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico volcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico volcanoconioses, its plural.
Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.
The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

Springfield, NJ

#5 Nov 18, 2012
Mountaineer Freedom wrote:
For five years, Webster's New International Dictionary mistakenly included an entry for dord, a word which did not exist.
Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand. The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands.(one letter at a time)
The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
There are six words in the English language with the letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico volcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico volcanoconioses, its plural.
Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.
The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
Who give a fluck about that nonsense? Here is an answer to that question:no one
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#6 Nov 18, 2012
Abraham Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate nny) was allergic to carrots
Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600s by a translator. It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her.
Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize *this* was the day of the changeover.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam." Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson." Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott".
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
The "huddle" in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn't want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.
Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified is to poke someone's eye out.
Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
The word 'pound' is abbreviated 'lb.' after the constellation 'libra' because it means 'pound' in Latin, and also 'scales'. The abbreviation for the British Pound Sterling comes from the same source: it is an 'L' for Libra/Lb. with a stroke through it to indicate abbreviation. Sames goes for the Italian lira which uses the same abbreviation ('lira' coming from 'libra'). So British currency (before it went metric) was always quoted as "pounds/shillings/pence ", abbreviated "L/s/d" (libra/solidus/denarius).
The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".
Beelzebub, another name for the devil, is Hebrew for Lord of the Flies, and this is where the book's title comes from.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
Oliver Cromwell was hanged and decapitated two years after he had died.
Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire. When the term was brought to the United States it was shortened to Sheriff.
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.
"Testify" comes from the the Roman practice of affirming the truth of a statement made in court by swearing on one's testicles.
Coca-Cola was once packaged in green bottles, but was never actually tinted green.
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#7 Nov 18, 2012
It is illegal to play dominoes on Sunday.
It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
In Fairbanks, it is illegal to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants.
In Globe, it is illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American.
In Glendale, it is illegal to drive a car in reverse.
In Nogales, it is illegal to wear suspenders.
In Fayetteville, it is illegal to kill "any living creature."
School teachers who bob their hair may forfeit their pay raises.
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
In Pacific Grove, "molesting" butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
In Long Beach, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles courts.
In Logan County, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
In Pueblo, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.
In Hartford, it is illegal to educate a dog.
It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.
In New Britain, the speed limit for fire trucks is 25 m.p.h., even when going to a fire.
Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment.
It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
Unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed.
In Sarasota, it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.
All males in the state between the ages of 16 and 50 are required to work on public roads.
In Quitman, it is illegal for a chicken to cross a road.
It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.
It is illegal to appear in public wearing only swimming trunks.
It is illegal to own a mongoose without a permit.
Also in Pocatello, "It is prohibited for pedestrians and motorists to display frowns, grimaces, scowls, threatening and glowering looks, gloomy and depressed facial appearances, generally all of which reflect unfavorably upon the city's reputation."
Boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds.
In Chicago, it is illegal to fish in one's pajamas.
In Chicago, it is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera.
According to state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."
In Gurnee, it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.
In Joliet, it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet.
Monkeys are forbidden to smoke cigarettes in South Bend.
In Gary, it is illegal to attend the theater within four hours of eating garlic.
The Stepford Wives is banned in a Warsaw school.
State law forbids any establishment from charging admission to see a one-armed piano player.
In Fort Madison, firemen are required to practice for 15 minutes before attending a fire.
It is illegal for restaurants to sell cherry pie la mode on Sundays.
In Wichita, a man's mistreatment of his mother-in-law may not be used as grounds for divorce.
In Wichita, it is illegal to carry a concealed bean snapper.
In Lang, it is illegal to ride a mule down Main Street in August, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat.
In Natoma, it is illegal to throw a knife at anyone wearing a striped shirt.
State law stipulates that a person is considered sober until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."
It is illegal to remarry the same man four times.
In Kentucky it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than 6 feet long.
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#8 Nov 18, 2012
In New Orleans, fire trucks are required by law to stop at all red lights.
It is considered "simple assault" to bite someone in New Orleans; it is "aggravated assault" if the biter has false teeth.
It is against the law to gargle in public.
In Portland, it is illegal for men to tickle women under the chin with feather dusters.
The most money one can legally win gambling is three dollars.
In Rumford, it is illegal for a tenant to bite his/her landlord.
In Waterville, it is illegal to blow one's nose in public.
In Baltimore, it is illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no matter how dirty they get.
Every person who has bowled since 1833 may be fined $2 for each offense.
In Halethorpe, it is illegal to kiss for more than one second.
It's illegal to mistreat oysters.
It's illegal to play Randy Newman's "Short People" on the radio.
It is illegal to wear a goatee without a license.
North Andover prohibits its citizens from carrying "space guns."
State legislation forbids dueling with water pistols.
In Boston, it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered by a physician to do so.
In 1659, the state outlawed Christmas.
A state law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband.
In Detroit, it is illegal to make love in a car unless it is parked on your property.
In Port Huron, the speed limit for ambulances in 20 m.p.h.
Under state law, dentists are officially classified as "mechanics."
Women may face up to 30 days in jail if they impersonate Santa Claus.
In Minneapolis, double-parkers can be put on a chain gang.
Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard.
It's illegal to tease skunks.
It is still legal to kill one's "servant."
In Truro, a would-be groom must "prove himself manly" prior to marriage by hunting and killing either six blackbirds or three crows.
In Saco, women are forbidden from wearing hats that "might frighten timid persons, children or animals."
While children may purchase shotguns in Kansas City, they are not allowed to buy toy cap guns.
Missouri considers drunkenness an "inalienable right."
It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.
It is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict acts of felonious crime.
In Whitehall, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.
It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.
In Waterloo, barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7am and 7pm.
In Omaha, barbers are forbidden from shaving their customers' chests.
If a child burps during a church service in Omaha, his or her parents may be arrested.
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
In Nyala, a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
In Eureka, men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
Everyone walking on the streets of Elko is required to wear a mask.
New Hampshire
It is illegal to sell the clothes one is wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
It is illegal to check into a hotel under an assumed name.
New Jersey
It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.
In Newark, it is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor.
It is illegal to slurp soup.
In Trenton, it is illegal to throw a bad pickle in the street.
New Mexico
In Raton, it is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on.
The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is banned in Carlsbad.
New York
In New York City, "It is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#9 Nov 18, 2012
North Carolina
In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
In Asheville, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets.
North Dakota
In Fargo, one may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
It is illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar, club, or restaurant.
In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas.
Catch 22 is banned in Strongville.
People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e., that which covers one's body from neck to knee.
The town of Hood River prohibits the act of juggling without a license.
Salem has barred women's wrestling.
In Marion, ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.
"Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."
In Morrisville, women need a permit to wear cosmetics.
Rhode Island
In Providence, it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
It is illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley.
In Newport, it is illegal to smoke a pipe after sunset.
South Carolina
Every citizen is obliged to carry his gun to church.
No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
In Charleston, all carriage horses must wear diapers.
South Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.
It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
In Dyersburg, it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
In Memphis restaurants, it is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises.
Also in Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself; "a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists."
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#10 Nov 18, 2012
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
It is illegal to milk another person's cow.
In Houston, it is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
In LeFors, it is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer while standing.
In Mesquite, it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
Birds have the right of way on all highways.
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
In Monroe, daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
It is illegal to deny the existence of God.
It is illegal to whistle underwater.
In Richmond, it is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.
There is a state law prohibiting "corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates."
In Lebanon, it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
Seattle residents may not carry concealed weapons longer than six feet.
It is illegal to pretend that one's parents are rich.
West Virginia
In Nicholas County, no clergy members may tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during church services.
It is illegal to snooze on a train.
In St. Croix, women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.
It is illegal to cut a woman's hair.
It is illegal to kiss on a train.
Cheese making requires a cheese maker's license; Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker's license.
It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people's view in a public theater or place of amusement.
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#11 Nov 18, 2012
The Worst Air in the World - The world's worst air pollution is in Seoul, South Korea, according to a report by the Asian Foundation, in San Francisco. In a one-kilometer-square section of Seoul's Youngdongpo industrial district, fro example, over thirty tons of dust particles fell in a single month.
Best News for Knuckle Crackers - A report in The Wall Street Journal notes that a survey of fifty-six inveterate knuckle crackers recently revealed "no unusual incidence of knuckle arthritis."

Best Night's Rest - Calvin Coolidge, twenty-ninth president of the United States, averaged ten hours of sleep a night.

Most Unusual Dying Breath - When Thomas Edison died in 1931, his friend Henry Ford trapped the inventor's dying breath in a bottle, counting it among his most prized possessions until his own death in 1947.

Worst Status Symbol - Bracelets worn by high-ranking Suka tribesmen in Ethiopia are purposely made so tight that they almost stop the flow of blood. The hands of the rich often become shrunken, withered, and virtually useless. To the Suka, withered hands are a status symbol, and the more atrophied their hands become the prouder the aristocrats are of them.
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#12 Nov 18, 2012
ach of these facts probably deserves its own category, but I decided against it in order to save space and my sanity.
Cookie Monster's real name is Sid.
In the Republic of Panama Prostitutes can't work on Good Friday or Election Day.
Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.
Only 47 decimal places of pi would be sufficiently precise to inscribe a circle around the visible universe that doesn't deviate from perfect circularity by more than the distance across a single proton.
Hector Boiardi, an Italian immigrant, came to the United States in 1914 when he was only 17. Upon his arrival, he immediately got a job as a chef at New York's Plaza Hotel. After moving to Cleveland, he perfected his spaghetti and meatball recipe in 1929. His customers kept asking for bottles of his pasta sauce so they could have it at home, and he obliged. He then added cheeses and pasta to the sauce. The results were so popular that he started to sell the products in area stores, and later in stores outside the area. Boiardi remained an advisor in the canned pasta business until his death at age 87 in 1985. And yes, that is Hector's picture on the label.
The Quetzal is the national bird of Guatamala and is also their currency.(not the bird)
Did you know that you can give someone a rape without being arrested? Rape is a flowering herb of the mustard family, so even though the girl couldn't press charges, I don't think she'd ever want to see you again anyways
1997A.D. does not mean 1997 years after death. In fact, A.D. is an abreviation for anno Domini,which is latin for " in the year of our lord."
James Dillinger once broke out of a federal prison by making a fake gun out of soap. He carved the gun with a plastic spoon he stole from the cafeteria and used shoe polish to paint it black. The guard, thinking that the soap gun was real, gave Dillinger his own gun which he knew was loaded. Dillinger was then escorted by this guard out of the prison.
The Statue of Liberty is actually a statue of two different people. The face was that of Charlotte Bartholdi, the mother of the designer Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. The sculptor's girlfriend, Jeanne-Emilie, was the model for the statue's arms and body.
Saudi Arabia has more stretches of desert than any other nation on earth, yet tons of sand from the rivers of Scotland are sent to the arabs every year. The reason? The fine sands from the desert are unsuitable for making concrete and for use in other forms of construction.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.
The 'y' in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a 'th' sound, not 'y'. The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England used the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn was the lower case "y".
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#13 Nov 18, 2012
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive--so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots
Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5! Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam." Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson." Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott".
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion is flown in war time.
Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eyes."
The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
There are almost twice as many people in Rhode Island than there are in Alaska.
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
If your eyes are six feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away.
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula."
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Cleo and Caesar were the early stage names of Cher and Sonny Bono.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).
Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
Marvin Stone of Washington, D.C., patented the drinking straw on January 3, 1888.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
There are coffee flavored PEZ.
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#14 Nov 18, 2012
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl (This changed in 1999 when the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennesee Titans, but hey, it was a long run).
The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!
In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow!
There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#15 Nov 18, 2012
Eddie Albert - Edward Albert Heimberger
Robert Alda - Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo
Jane Alexander - Jane Quigley
Jason Alexander - Jay Scott Greenspan
Woody Allen - Allen Konigsberg
Don Ameche - Dominic Felix Amici
Julie Andrews - Julia Elizabeth Wells
Ann Margret - Ann-Margret Olsson
Beatrice Arthur - Bernice Frankel
Ed Asner - Yitzak Edward Asner
Fred Astaire - Frederick Austerlitz
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Lauren Bacall - Betty Joan Perske
Anne Bancroft - Anne Italiano
John Barrymore - John Sidney Blyth
Warren Beatty - Henry Warren Beatty
Bonnie Bedelia - Bonnie Culkin
Pat Benatar - Patricia Andrejewski
Tony Bennett - Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Jack Benny - Benjamin Kubelsky
Robbie Benson - Robert Segal
Ingmar Bergman - Ernst Ingmar Bergman
Milton Berle - Mendel Berlinger
Irving Berlin - Israel Baline
Joey Bishop - Joseph Abraham Gottlieb
Robert Blake - Michael James Vijencio Gubitosi
Jon Bon jovi - John Francis Bongiovi
Bono - Paul Hewson
Sonny Bono - Salvatore Bono
Pat Boone - Charles Eugene Boone
Victor Borge - Borge Rosenbaum
Chef Boyardee - Hector Boiardi
David Bowie - David Jones
Max Brand - Frederick Schiller Faust
Beau Bridges - Lloyd Vernet Bridges III
Charles Bronson - Charles Buchinsky
Albert Brooks - Albert Einstein
Mel Brooks - Melvin Kaminsky
Yul Brynner - Taidje Kahn, Jr.
George Burns - Nathan Birnbaum
Ellen Burstyn - Edna Rae Gillooly
Richard Burton - Richard Jenkins
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Nicolas Cage - Nicolas Coppola
Michael Caine - Maurice Micklewhite
Maria Callas - Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos
Dyan Cannon - Samile Diane Friesen
Kate Capshaw - Kathleen Sue Nail
Vikki Carr - Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona
Diahann Carroll - Carol Diahann Johnson
Ray Charles - Ray Charles Robinson
Charo - Maria Rosaria Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza
Chevy Chase - Cornelius Crane Chase
Chubby Checker - Ernest Evans
Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre
Eric Clapton - Eric Clap
Patsey Cline - Virginia Patterson Hensley
Lee J. Cobb - Leo Jacoby
Perry Como - Pierino Como
Bert Convy - Bernard Whalen Patrick Convy
Alice Cooper - Vincent Damon Furnier
David Copperfield - David Kotkin
Howard Cosell - Howard William Cohen
Elvis Costello - Declan Patrick McManus
Joan Crawford - Lucille Le Sueur
Bing Crosby - Harry Lillis Crosby
Tom Cruise - Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Tony Curtis - Bernard Schwartz

Masontown, PA

#16 Nov 18, 2012
Moonshine I dunno?
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#17 Nov 18, 2012
D Back to Top
Rodney Dangerfield - Jacob Cohen
Doris Day - Doris Kappelhoff
Sandra Dee - Alexandra Zuck
John Denver - Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
Bo Derek - Mary Cathleen Collins Derek
Danny DeVito - Daniel Michaeli
Susan Dey - Susan Smith
Marlene Dietrich - Maria von Losch
Phyllis Diller - Phyllis Driver
Kirk Douglas - Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Mike Douglas - Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr.
Patty Duke - Anna Marie Duke
Faye Dunaway - Dorothy Faye Dunaway
Bob Dylan - Robert Zimmerman
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Sheena Easton - Sheena Shirley Orr
Buddy Ebsen - Christian Ebsen, Jr.
Barbara Eden - Barbara Huffman
Edge - David Evans
Mama Cass Elliot - Ellen Naomi Cohen
Elvira - Cassandra Peterson
Werner Erhard - Jack Rosenberg
Dale Evans - Francis Octavia Smith
Chad Everett - Raymond Lee Cramton
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Douglas Fairbanks - Julius Ullman
Morgan Fairchild - Patsy Ann McClenny
Mia Farrow - Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow
Farrah Fawcett - Mary Farrah Fawcett
Sally Field - Sally Mahoney
W.C. Fields - William Claude Dukenfield
Dame Margot Fonteyn - Margaret Hookham
Glenn Ford - Gwllyn Samuel Newton Ford
John Forsythe - John Freund
Jodie Foster - Alicia Christian Foster
Michael J. Fox - Michael Andrew Fox
Redd Foxx - John Elroy Sanford
Anthony Franciosa - Anthony Papaleo
Connie Francis - Concetta Franconero
Carlton Fredericks - Harold Casper Frederick Kaplan
Fresh Prince - Will Smith
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#18 Nov 18, 2012
G Back to Top
Greta Garbo - Greta Gustafson
Ava Gardner - Lucy Johnson
Judy Garland - Frances Gumm
James Garner - James Baumgarner
Crystal Gayle - Brenda Gail Webb Gatzimos
Boy George - George Alan O'Dowd
Barry Gibb - Douglas Gibb
Whoopi Goldberg - Caryn Johnson
Cary Grant - Archibald Alexander Leach
Lee Grant - Lyova Haskell Rosenthal
Peter Graves - Peter Arness
Joel Grey - Joel Katz
Robert Guillaume - Robert Williams
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Buddy Hackett - Leonard Hacker
Halston - Roy Halston Frowick
Hammer - Stanley Kirk Hacker Burrell
Rex Harrison - Reginald Carey Harrison
Laurence Harvey - Laruschka Mischa Skikne
Helen Hayes - Helen Brown
Margaux Hemingway - Margot Hemmingway
Audrey Hepburn - Audrey Hepburn-Ruston
Pee Wee Herman - Paul Rubenfeld
Barbara Hershey - Barbara Herzstine
William Holden - William Beedle
Billie Holiday - Eleanora Fagan
Bob Hope - Leslie Townes Hope
Harry Houdini - Ehrich Weiss
Rock Hudson - Roy Scherer, Jr.
Engelbert Humperdinck - Arnold Dorsey
Mary Beth Hurt - Mary Supinger
Lauren Hutton - Mary Laurence Hutton
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Billy Idol - William Broad
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Wolfman Jack - Robert Smith
Elton John - Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Don Johnson - Donald Wayne
Al Jolson - Asa Yoelson
Tom Jones - Thomas Jones Woodward
Louis Jourdan - Louis Gendre
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Boris Karloff - William Henry Pratt
Danny Kaye - David Kaminsky
Diane Keaton - Diane Hall
Michael Keaton - Michael Douglas
Chaka Khan - Yvette Stevens
Larry King - Larry Zeigler
Ben Kingsley - Krishna Banji
Nastassia Kinski - Nastassja Naksynznki
Ted Knight - Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Kreskin - George Joseph Kresge Jr.
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#19 Nov 18, 2012
L Back to Top
Cheryl Ladd - Cheryl Stoppelmoor
Bert Lahr - Irving Lahrheim
Ann Landers - Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer
Michael Landon - Eugene Michael Orowitz
Stan Laurel - Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel
Piper Laurie - Rosetta Jacobs
Steve Lawrence - Sidney Leibowitz
Bruce Lee - Lee Jun Fan
Gypsy Rose Lee - Louise Hovick
Peggy Lee - Norma Egstrom
Spike Lee - Shelton Jackson Lee
Huey Lewis - Hugh Cregg
Jerry Lewis - Joseph Levitch
Shari Lewis - Shari Hurwitz
Liberace - Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Hal Linden - Hal Lipshitz
Meat Loaf - Marvin Lee Aday
Sophia Loren - Sophia Sciccoloni
Peter Lorre - Laszlo Loewenstein
Myrna Loy - Myrna Williams
Bela Lugosi - Bela Ferenc Blasko
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Andie MacDowell - Rose Anderson MacDowell
Shirley MacLaine - Shirley Beaty
Madonna - Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Lee Majors - Harvey Lee Yeary II
Karl Malden - Mladen Sekulovich
Jayne Mansfield - Vera Jane Palmer
Fredric March - Frederick Bickel
Dean Martin - Dino Crocetti
Chico Marx - Leonard Marx
Groucho Marx - Julius Henry Marx
Harpo Marx - Arthur Marx
Zeppo Marx - Herbert Marx
Walter Matthau - Walter Matuschanskayasky
Ethel Merman - Ethel Zimmerman
Paul McCartney - James Paul McCartney
Steve McQueen - Terence Stephen McQueen
George Michael - Georgious Panayiotou
Joni Mitchell - Roberta Joan Anderson Mitchell
Marilyn Monroe - Norma Jean Mortenson Baker
Yves Montand - Ivo Livi
Demi Moore - Demi Gynes
Rita Moreno - Rosita Dolores Alverio
Pat Morita - Noriyuki Morita
Zero Mostel - Samuel Joel Mostel
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Ricky Nelson - Eric Hilliard Nelson
Mike Nichols - Michael Igor Peschkowsky
Stevie Nicks - Stephanie Nicks
Chuck Norris - Carlos Ray
Kim Novak - Marilyn Paul Novak
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Annie Oakley - Phoebe Anne Moses
Hugh O'Brian - Hugh J. Krampe
Tony Orlando - Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis
Peter O'Toole - Seamus O'Toole
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Jack Palance - Walter Jack Palanuik
Jane Pauley - Margaret Jane Pauley
Minnie Pearl - Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon
Gregory Peck - Eldred Gregory Peck
Bernadette Peters - Bernadette Lazarra
Christopher Pike - Kevin McFadden
Stephanie Powers - Stefania Federkiewicz
Paula Prentiss - Paula Ragusa
Priscilla Presley - Pricilla Wagner Beaulieu
William Proxmire - Edward William Proxmire
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Tony Randall - Leonard Rosenberg
Robert Redford - Charles Robert Redford
Donna Reed - Donna Belle Mullenger
Della Reese - Delloreese Patricia Early
Judge Reinhold - Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr.
Lee Remick - Ann Remick
Debbie Reynolds - Mary Frances Reynolds
Edward G. Robinson - Emanuel Goldenberg
Ginger Rogers - Virginia McMath
Roy Rogers - Leonard Slye
Mickey Rooney - Joe Yule, Jr.
Theresa Russell - Theresa Paup
Mountaineer Freedom

Bluefield, WV

#20 Nov 18, 2012
S Back to Top
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Beverly Sainte-Marie
Susan Saint James - Susan Miller
Soupy Sales - Milton Hines
Susan Sarandon - Susan Tomaling
Leo Sayer - Gerald Sayer
John Saxon - Carmen Orrico
Jane Seymour - Joyce Frankenberg
Omar Sharif - Michael Shalhouz
Artie Shaw - Arthur Arshowsky
Charlie Sheen - Carlos Irwin Estevez
Brooke Shields - Christa Brooke Shields
Talia Shire - Talia Coppola
Dinah Shore - Frances "Fanny" Rose Shore
Beverly Sills - Belle "Bubbles" Silverman
lone Skye - lone Skye Leitch
Phoebe Snow - Phoebe Loeb
Suzanne Somers - Suzanne Mahoney
Elke Sommer - Elke Schletz
Ann Sothern - Harriet Lake
Sissy Spacek - Mary Elizabeth Spacek
Robert Stack - Robert Modini
Sylvester Stallone - Michael Sylvester Stallone
Jean Stapleton - Jeanne Murray
Ringo Starr - Richard Starkey
Cat Stevens -(Islam Mohammed)Steven Georgion
Connie Stevens - Concetta Anne Ingolia
Sting - Gordon Matthew Sumner
Sly Stone - Sylvester Stone
Meryl Streep - Mary Louise Streep
Donna Summer - La Donna Andrea Gaines
Max von Sydow - Carl Adolph von Sydow
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Mr. T - Lawrence Tureaud
Rip Taylor - Charles Elmer Jr.
Robert Taylor - Spangler Brugh
Danny Thomas - Amos Jacobs
Tiny Tim - Herbert Buckingham Khaury
Lily Tomlin - Mary Jean Tomlin
Rip Torn - Elmore Rual Torn Jr.
Randy Travis - Randy Traywick
Tina Turner - Annie Mae Bullock
Twiggy - Leslie Hornby
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Rudolph Valentino - Rudolfo Alphonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibut Guglielmo di Valentina D'Antonguolla
Rudy Vallee - Hubert Prior Vallee
Abigail Van Buren - Pauline Esther "Popo" Friedman Phillips
W Back to Top
Nancy Walker - Ann Myrtle Swoyer
Mike Wallace - Myron Wallace
Andy Warhol - Andrew Warhola
Muddy Waters - McKinley Morganfield
John Wayne - Marion Michael Morrison
Sigourney Weaver - Susan Weaver
Raquel Welch - Raquel Tejada
Tuesday Weld - Susan Kerr Weld
Gene Wilder - Jerome Silberman
Bruce Willis - Walter Bruce Willis
Flip Wilson - Clerow Wilson
Debra Winger - Mary Debra Winger
Shelley Winters - Shirley Schrift
Stevie Wonder - Steveland Morris Hardaway
Natalie Wood - Natasha Gurdin
Jane Wyman - Sarah Jane Fulks
Tammy Wynette - Wynette Pugh
Ed Wynn - Isaiah Edwin Leopold
Y Back to Top
Loretta Young - Gretchen Young
Sean Young - Mary Sean Young

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