Arizona Daily Wildcat
Illustration by Cody Angell and H. Arthur
Tuesday March 25, 2003
· "Soldier's disease" is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.
· Austria was the first country to use postcards.
· Wrigley's promoted its new Spearmint chewing gum in 1915 by mailing four sample sticks to each of the 1.5 million names listed in U.S. telephone books.
· The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head.
· There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since its invention in 1952.
· The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette.
· The Crayola crayon color ╬flesh' was changed to ╬peach' in 1962 to reflect the fact that people have many different skin colors.
· The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie "Psycho."
· The billionth digit of Pi is nine.
· America's first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by three men.
· Cleveland's rock history started with Ohio radio disc jockey Alan Freed, who allegedly created the phrase "rock and roll."