Amazing Miscellaneous Facts   3

   The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
   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.
   The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
   Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
   Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
   In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
   February 1865 and February 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon.
   Which weighs more a pound of gold or a pound of feathers? Feathers weigh more, gold is measured in troyweight which contains less ounces than regular weight measurement
   The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only 13 feet for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
   Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
   The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
   Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
   No new animals have been domesticated in the last 4000 years.
   Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
   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.
   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-Star Game.
   Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
   The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."


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