Notes, Jokes & Quotes
Notes and Facts:
- The largest known living organism is an aspen grove. Pando (Latin for “I spread out”) is a group of genetically identical quaking aspens in Utah with an interconnected root system. It’s an estimated 80,000 years old and takes up more than 100 acres.
Neil Armstrong didn’t say “That’s one small step for man.”The astronaut insists he actually stated, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” “That’s the only way the statement makes any sense,” Armstrong told biographer James Hansen. And for the record, no real astronaut ever uttered “Houston, we have a problem” — Tom Hanks only said that in the movie Apollo 13.
M&M stands for Mars and Murrie. Forrest Mars (son of the Mars Company founder) first spotted the British confection Smarties during the Spanish Civil War and noticed the candy shell prevented the chocolate from melting. He teamed up with Bruce Murrie (son of Hershey Chocolate’s president) and the company later trademarked the “Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand” slogan.
– Elvis only won 3 Grammys. The King of Rock and Roll had 18 #1 hits in his career, but struck out on 11 of his 14 nominations. The record for the most Grammy wins actually belongs to George Solti, the longtime leader of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with 31 awards to his name.– Only one NFL team has a plant for a logo. The New Orleans Saints’ fleur-de-lis is actually a stylized lily historically associated with the French monarchy. It’s also the state symbol of Louisiana and appears on the Quebec flag.
1. Most toilets flush in E flat.
2. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
3. Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
4. The Vatican City is the country that drinks the most wine per capita at 74 liters per citizen per year
- Three animals were having a huge argument over who was the best.The first, a hawk, claimed that because of his ability to fly, he could attack anything repeatedly from above, and his prey had nary a chance.The second, a lion, based his claim on his strength … None in the forest dared to challenge him.The third, a skunk, insisted he needed neither flight nor strength to frighten off any creature.As the trio debated the issue, an alligator came along and swallowed them all… hawk, lion and stinker.
- People who wonder who wonder if the glass is half full or half empty are missing the point, “the glass is refillable”.