Little Known Facts of the Day:
1) On days when he had to do a lot of walking, Jesus would turn water into gel for his sandal inserts.
2) Because there is no word for "boss" in China, crowds at Bruce Springsteen concerts shout, "Supervisor!"
3) When he died on March 7, 1999, director Stanley Kubrick was making plans to begin shooting his next film, MEATBALLS 5.
4) In 1964, meteorologists were baffled when March came in like a lion and went out like a hedgehog.
5) An AMERICAN IDOL contestant was recently disqualified from the competition after testing positive for dignity.
6) In China, John Steinbeck's THE GRAPES OF WRATH is translated as ANGRY BERRIES.
7) PEOPLE magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" is seventh in line to the presidency.
8) In the early drafts of the POLTERGEIST script, the little girl got sucked into the toaster.
9) Walt Whitman's dying words were, "Kiss my ass."
10) Today is International Women's Day! Now shut the hell up and go make me a sandwich.
11) The Vatican currently employs six stunt-popes.
12) In 2004, the FBI foiled an Al Qaeda plot to disrupt the cattle judging at the Illinois state fair.
13) When he's not working, Satan enjoys golf, jazz, Victorian novels, and spending time with his family.
14) A Freedom of Information Act request was recently filed asking the government to reveal the location of the Hidden Valley Ranch.
15) Regis Philbin and Charles Manson were college roommates.
16) After years of research, scientists have discovered that, in spite of their remarkable intelligence, dolphins are incapable of sarcasm.
17) In the early drafts of CARRIE, Stephen King's first novel, Carrie White's paranormal power was the ability to make people talk like Daffy Duck.
18) Apple has spent nearly 200 million dollars trying to develop a wooden iPod for the Amish.
19) Until 1926, the president and vice president were required to sleep in the same bed.
20) The National Weather Service has four employees who do nothing but watch for clouds that are shaped like animals.
21) Moses's last name was Weintraub.
22) The National Weather Service has four employees who do nothing but watch for clouds that are shaped like animals.
23) In the early drafts of William Styron's novel SOPHIE'S CHOICE, Sophie was forced to choose between paper and plastic.
24) "You're not clean until you're Zestfully clean" is an old Arapaho proverb.
25) The first entry ever to be searched on Google was "nude hot oil wrestling."
26) Gerald Ford's first job after leaving the White House was providing the voice of Carlton the Doorman on RHODA.
27) The Wright brothers' cousin Duane invented the luggage carousel.
28) No one named Gary has ever been pope.
29) Shortly before the end of his life, Elvis was planning to star in a movie called VIVA PIE.
30) The term "No sh*t, Sherlock," first appeared in the book of Leviticus.
31) According to a poll in FILM COMMENT magazine, fans' least favorite James Bond was Randy Quaid.
32) In 1988, several HOLLYWOOD SQUARES panelists were seriously injured when Dom DeLuise, Louie Anderson, and Roseanne Barr were all seated in the top row.
33) When among friends, Jesus always referred to his 12 disciples as "my posse."
34): In his will, kitchen-gadget inventor Ron Popeil has asked that his remains be julienned.
35) Eva Braun's parents felt she could do much better than Hitler.
36) According to documents recently uncovered by historians, Mary Todd Lincoln was into leather.
37) Phil Donahue is under the impression his show has been on hiatus waiting for new carpeting.
38) In parts of Wyoming, it's legal to hunt the elderly.
39) Although he never received credit, Thomas Edison invented the flat-front chino.
40) A panel of experts concluded that there are no jokes about the Jonestown massacre because the punch line is too long.
41) To create a nurturing, nonjudgmental atmosphere, many math teachers now tell children that no numbers are truly negative.
42) When she died, speed-reading pioneer Evelyn Wood was working on a way to watch television more quickly.
43) The classic 1968 movie PLANET OF THE APES was based on a true story.
44) During his term with the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan lost 2.8 billion dollars in taxpayer money betting on keno.
45) In addition to its versatile knives, the Swiss Army is known for its multifunctional pants.
46) During the advertising campaign for its quick-rising breadsticks, Pillsbury briefly made its Doughboy anatomically correct.
47) Chinese restaurants require Peking duck to be ordered 24 hours in advance so the duck may enjoy one last day with its family.
48) Burt Bacharach ends every concert by flipping over the piano and biting the head off a rat.
49) Biblical historians now believe that, although he could walk on water, Jesus was a lousy swimmer.
50) Milton Bradley invented Twister as an excuse to touch women at parties.
51) Because of his name, Alexander the Great believed he would grow up to be a magician.
52) Mitt Romney has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a blackmailer who has photos of him with his tie askew.
53) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent millions of dollars trying to cross a bridge before they come to it.
54) Wanted criminals can elude law-enforcement jurisdictions by seeking refuge in an International House of Pancakes. (That falls under the jurisdiction of the UN.)
[This message has been edited by InarticulateBabbler (edited March 30, 2009).]