False Facts 13

Every year in the fall, Niagara Falls is shut down for maintenance for 24 hours. The flow is diverted using a massive series of pipes and spigots built for this purpose in 1937.

At thirteen hospitals around the country, there is a Dr. Pepper on staff.

Every 23 seconds, someone is having sex in a carpet store.

In the early 1940s, Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted only of little pasta swastikas.

The Chilean hummingbird has been known to suck blood from animals like a giant mosquito.

Sheep ranchers counting the number of animals in their herd often doze off.

Archeologists have found evidence in the Middle East that in the Stone Age, mankind had developed a primitive Swiffer.

The original Mickey Mouse cartoon was in the Mouse language, with English subtitles.

Due to a misprint, some Gideon Bibles list "the Gospel according to Mark" as "the Gospel according to Marv".

Only 3% of American homes are equipped with a telegraph.

Now and then Queen Elizabeth II lights up a # 10 Downing Street cigar. (thanks to Eric Snyder)

Singer Cat Stevens (Yusuf) is allergic to cats.

For every minute you stand in front of the refrigerator with the door open, you could feed a child in Africa for a year. (thanks to Kriston Slayton)

Singer Bruno Mars was born Bruno Venus.

Jennifer Aniston's first acting job was in a Rice Krispies commercial. The commercial never aired because the actress quickly had welts all over her body due to an allergic reaction.

Prior to statehood, North Carolina was called South Virginia.

Ostriches are the only birds that occasionally have 2 birds in one egg.

Singer/Actor Kris Kristofferson is considering a run for president to confuse New Jersey governor Chris Christie's supporters.

"El Torito" in English means "The Torito".

A potato isn't a vegetable. It's a large bean.



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