False Facts 11

The top three names for female babies born in China last year were Huan, Jia, and Tiffany.

Shortly before his execution, Timothy McVeigh constructed a scale model of the Lincoln Memorial with popsicle sticks.

Because the Japanese language has several thousand characters, each episode of Japan's "Wheel of Fortune" can last several days.

Strains of bacteria similar to E. coli have been found in used printer cartridges - but only in the color cyan. Scientists have no explanation.

Female monkeys recognize their children by height and weight, not necessarily by their facial characteristics.

The Australian aborigine language has over 30 words for "dust."

Anyone convicted of animal cruelty in Sedalia, Missouri, is sentenced to a month's confinement in the county animal shelter.

Fewer divorces occur in families in which the children wake their parents before 6 a.m. on Saturdays.

John F. Kennedy was an accomplished ventriloquist.

Two-thirds of all the world's coriander comes from a single valley in Italy.

Contrary to popular belief, the white is not the healthiest part of an egg. It's actually the shell.

Adding baking soda and vinegar will make your scrambled eggs fluffier.

The first prototype defibrillators delivered 1,200 joules of electrical energy instead of the now standard 360, occasionally causing dead bodies to sit upright momentarily as though they were still alive.

Every member of the Australian band Men at Work is currently unemployed.

Customs officials have dogs that are trained to distinguish between Cuban cigars and all other cigars.

Archimedes' screw was the basis for Max Factor's invention of the twisting lipstick holder.

A Tokyo inventor has developed a laptop computer whose battery is recharged by energy generated from the movement of the user's mouse, yet Sony lawyers have successfully blocked every attempt to produce a product using the technology.



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