Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Strange But TRUE!

The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.

The word "PEZ" comes from the German word for peppermint. PfeffErminZ.

In the 1970s, Mattel sold a doll called "Growing Up Skipper." Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.

In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash.
When asked who owned the patent on the polio vaccine, Jonas Salk said, "Well, the people. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

Editor Bennett Cerf challenged Dr. Seuss to write a book using no more than 50 different words. The result? Green Eggs and Ham.

In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg's Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.

Hawaiian Punch was originally developed as a tropical flavored ice cream topping.

During a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid.

Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.

After OutKast sang "Shake it like a Polaroid picture," Polaroid released this statement: "Shaking or waving can actually damage the image."

There are roughly 70 ingredients in the McRib.
When the mummy of Ramses II was sent to France in the mid-1970s, it was issued a passport. Ramses' occupation? "King (deceased)."

As part of David Hasselhoff's divorce settlement, he kept possession of the nickname "Hoff" and the catchphrase "Don't Hassle the Hoff."



Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope the factoid about the roulette wheel is true because it's perfect!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Well we could do the Math. I choose to believe this is all true.

DrGoat said...

I do believe some research is required.