Arizona Daily Wildcat
Illustration by H. Arthur
Monday March 31, 2003
· Starbucks pays $150,000 a year to be the official coffee of the University of Washington athletic teams.
· By 2001, "The AIDS Quilt" weighed more than 50 tons and could cover 16 football fields.
· The U.S. is the only country that uses electrocution or lethal gas for executions.
· Hungary has matching salt and paprika shakers on every restaurant table.
· The Florida Marlins were the first major league baseball team to feature teal in their uniforms.
· Bill Gates' Medina, Washington home has over 48,160 square feet, and is worth more than $113.5 million.
· Courtney Love was arrested after screaming, "I said UNSALTED nuts," at an airline flight attendant.
· Golf is the only sport that players call penalties on themselves.
· In 2000, roughly 4 percent, or $796 million of Blockbuster's $4.2 billion rental income came from late fees.
· New York was the first state to ban drivers from talking on cell phones.
· Table tennis made its Olympic debut in 1988.
· In Lindvallen, Sweden, you can "ski-through" a McDonald's.
· In a 2001 survey of nearly five thousand navels, blue was "almost always" the color of belly button lint.