Arizona Daily Wildcat Online
sections
Front Page
News
Opinions
· Columnists
Sports
· Men's Hoops
Go Wild
Live Culture
Police Beat
Datebook
Comics
Crossword
Special Sections
Photo Spreads
Classifieds
The Wildcat
Letter to the Editor
Wildcat Staff
Search
Archives
Job Openings
Advertising Info
Student Media
Arizona Student Media Info
UATV -
Student TV
 
KAMP -
Student Radio
The Desert Yearbook
Daily Wildcat Staff Alumni

Fast Facts


Photo
Illustration by Holly Randall
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Print this

Things you always never wanted to know

  • The largest known bicep is the right bicep of an American, Denis Sester, which measures 30 inches when cold. He built up his amazing muscles by performing arm curls with a 150-pound bucket of sand. As a youngster he wrestled 400-pound hogs on his parents' farm to get fit.

  • President William Howard Taft weighed 350 pounds. He once got stuck in a bathtub in the White House, and someone was called in to pull him out. The new tub, specific to his dimensions, was so big that when it was delivered, four White House workmen climbed into it and had their picture taken.

  • The number 37, which cannot be wholly divided by any number except itself and one, will wholly divide the numbers 111, and thus 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888 and 999.

  • Sauerkraut was renamed "liberty cabbage" by Americans during World War I. And in their denunciation of all things German, some Americans actually kicked dachshunds.

  • In 1971, in English mental asylums, there was a ratio of 35 women to one man. In prisons in England, however, this ratio was reversed.

  • A study of the common cold, made by two epidemiologists at the University of Michigan, disclosed that the incidence of colds was greater among the better educated.

  • As a reward for snatching a boy from the path of an oncoming railroad locomotive, the teenage Thomas Edison was offered telegram lessons by the boy's grateful father. Edison quickly became one of the best and fastest telegraphers in the United States.

  • At the close of the 15th century, the University of Paris boasted 50 colleges and 20,000 students.

  • Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.

  • The British put a statue of President George Washington up in London's Trafalgar Square. Washington, with help from the French fleet, overthrew British rule in the colonies.


    Write a Letter to the Editor
  • articles
    Silence for breakfast, shouting for dinner
    divider
    President: suspects not part of fraternity
    divider
    'Disability reframed': rugby on wheels
    divider
    Legislators still consider guns in bars
    divider
    Holocaust vigil prompts student emotion
    divider
    Students and faculty signing up to be organ donors
    divider
    National Geographic, IBM explore ancestry with DNA
    divider
    Hubble telescope's fate not yet sealed, NASA chief says
    divider
    Fast Facts
    divider
    Police Beat
    divider
    Datebook
    divider
    Restaurant and Bar Guide
    Housing Guide
    Search for:
    advanced search Archives

    NEWS | SPORTS | OPINIONS | GO WILD
    CLASSIFIEDS | ARCHIVES | CONTACT US | SEARCH



    Webmaster - webmaster@wildcat.arizona.edu
    Copyright 2005 - The Arizona Daily Wildcat - Arizona Student Media