In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.
In 1910 a football team was penalized 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.
In 1946, the first TV toy commericial aired. It was for Mr. Potato head.
In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.
In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one!
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, 'They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.' On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
In 1969, the last Corvair was painted gold.
1702. Body Facts
If you throw up and your vomit is greenish, it contains bile from further down in your intestine than just your stomach. The bile and stomach acid make vomit taste awful.
In 1977, a 13-year-old kid found a tooth growing out of his left foot.
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die!
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
In 1982, a high school student from Los Angeles, California unscrambled the Rubik's Cube in 22.95 seconds.
In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from its First Class salads.
In 1992, 55,142 people were injured by jewelry.
In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!
In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research!
In 21 U.S. states, WALMART is the single largest employer.
In 39 of the 50 U.S. states, the travel industry is the largest single employer.
1714. Body Facts
Feet smell really bad sometimes because lots of bacteria and fungi like to live on them – especially if they are hot and wet and sweaty. The bacteria feed on the dead skin and sweat making smelly gases.
In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.
In America in 1977, the punishment for smuggling marijiuana was 15 years less than the punishment for smuggling coffee!
In an average hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States.
In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.
In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.
1723. Body Facts
Food can slosh around in your stomach for up to 4 hours, churning around like a washing machine.
In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said 'Play it again, Sam.'
In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants' was considered a dirty word.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a superman somewhere.
In Florida, It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
In France, it is legal to marry a dead person!
In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car.
In his book 'The Insects', naturalist Url N. Lanham reports that the aphid reproductive cycle is so rapid that the females are born pregnant.
In Holland, you can be fined for not using a shopping basket at a grocery store!
In honour of Johan Vaaler, inventor of the paper clip, a proportional 221/2 paper clip was erected in Oslo, Norway
In Idaho, it is illegal to give someone a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds!
In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog!
In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
In Jasmine Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300km of a private home
1743. Body Facts
If you have a spitting contest, you'll do better if you can see some food, or even a picture of food. If you can't manage that, just thinking about your favourite food will help to make your mouth water.
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Take a Bead on B
Today, ensure your nutrition includes the B vitamins. There are a large variety of vitamins in the B group, the more important being B1 or thiamine, B2 or riboflavin, B3 or niacin or nicotinic acid, B6 or pyridoxine, B9 or folic acid, B12 and B5 or pantothenic acid. B vitamins are synergistic. They are more potent together than when used separately. Whole grains and dark, leafy vegetables are excellent supplies of vitamin B1, also known as thiamine. Known as anti-beriberi, anti-neuritic and anti-ageing vitamin, thiamine plays an important role in the normal functioning of the nervous system, the regulation of carbohydrates and good digestion. It protects heart muscle, stimulates brain action and helps prevent constipation. It has a mild diuretic effect. Valuable sources of this vitamin are wheat germ, yeast, the outer layer of whole grains, cereals, pulses, nuts, peas, legumes, dark green leafy vegetables, milk, egg, banana and apple. The deficiency of thiamine can cause serious impairment of the digestive system and chronic constipation, loss of weight, diabetes, mental depression, nervous exhaustion and weakness of the heart. The recommended daily allowance for this vitamin is about two milligrams for adults and 1.2 mg for children. The need for this vitamin increases during illness, stress and surgery as well as during pregnancy and lactation. When taken in a large quantity, say up to 50 mg, it is beneficial in the treatment of digestive disorders, neuritis and other nervous troubles as well as mental depression. For best results, all other vitamins of B group should be administered simultaneously. Prolonged ingestion of large doses of any one of the isolated B complex vitamins may result in high urinary losses of other B-vitamins and lead to deficiencies of these vitamins.