A List Of Things You May Not Know…

…and may not wish to know:

  • The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a “tittle”
  • Ketchup was once sold as medicine in the US (Dr. Miles Compound Extract of Tomato)
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, silver and purple
  • American Airlines saved $40, 000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each plate of salad served in first class
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo
  • Names of all continents end with the same letter with which they start
  • If a statue of a horse with a person on it has both front leg in the air, it means the person died in battle…If the horse has one front leg in the air, it means the person died of wounds received in battle…If all four legs of the horse are on the ground, the person died of natural causes
  • A duck’s quack does not echo
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he didn’t wear pants
  • I’m very bored today

23 thoughts on “A List Of Things You May Not Know…

  1. ROFL…

    they banned Donald Duck for that !!!! that is seriously heights !!! lol…

    I really didnt want to know the last one… πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    That’s the most important one – it’s the reason for the post


  2. Amazing set of priceless gems again!

    I was under the impression that a statue where the horse has one front leg in the air indicated that the rider was injured in battle; he did not die subsequently of those wounds.

    Maybe you are right…


  3. Very interesting list bones… Very much informative… Only thing I Have known in this is about horses… And for continents North and South America are different continents, right?

    You are right but they are often referred to as the Americas


  4. I knew about the horse and the rider and the continents… and so I just saw so has Kanagu!! πŸ™‚

    Why so bored? Have you heard about Vishesh’s Superheroes Challenge? … It’s about creating/writing fiction etc about one’s idea of a saviour of the world πŸ™‚

    There’s another contest at Bell Bajao – in fact there are more than one here, including one in which one can submit photographs describing how one sees Freedom.

    Creativity escapes me at the moment but I will take a look at the contest details


  5. “I’m very bored today” and yet you come up with such a fun post!! Learned some nice trivia here. Have been reading most of your posts, but am so wrapped up in things that have not been commenting. 😦 Keep these cute ones coming, and I will wish you more boring days, if they translate into such posts for me to read.


  6. Ketchup was once sold as medicine in the US (Dr. Miles Compound Extract of Tomato – with all that corn syrup – dangerous.
    The Americans put corn syrup in everything…The so called butter served with popcorn at concession stands is all made of corn syrup…


  7. ROFL!!! That was fun to read! The last one – ‘ * I’m very bored today’ – If this is what you come up with when you are bored – please keep getting bored – this was so much fun to read πŸ™‚


  8. Sraboney, I am the original bonehead! I scored a glorious 1/10 having known only the horsy tale!
    As to the last one, may it is time for you experience the scintillating Chatterjee company back in New Delhi!!!
    Why not in Singapore?


  9. While we are on Donald Duck, has anyone observed that while he does not wear pants, he does wrap a towel around his waist after coming out of a bath??


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