Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Things you always never wanted to know
A green diamond is the most rare diamond.
Summers on Uranus last for 21 years - and so do the winters.
The largest iceberg on record was 208 miles long and 60 miles wide.
Jack Mercer was the voice of Popeye the Sailor for 45 years.
Mel Blanc, who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
The 1967 Russian movie "War and Peace" had 120,000 extras. The South Korean movie "Monster Wang-magwi" from the same year featured 157,000 extras. The 1945 German movie "Kolberg" has 187,000, and the 1982 British movie "Gandhi" featured 300,000 extras.
Excavations from Egyptian tombs dating to 5,000 B.C. show that ancient Egyptian children played with toy hedgehogs.
Beer was the first trademarked product - Bass Pale Ale, a British beer, received its trademark in 1876.
Since 1495, there has been no 25-year period without war.
Australians are the heaviest gamblers in the world - an estimated 82 percent of Australians bet. That's twice as much per capita as Europeans or Americans. Australia, with less than 1 percent of the world's population, has about 20 percent of the world's poker machines.
In 1990, the word "recession" appeared in 1,583 articles in The Wall Street Journal.