Arizona Daily Wildcat
August 25, 2005
Things you've always never wanted to know
A 1978 study found that up to 15 percent of Americans who chewed their fingernails also chewed their toenails.
President Zachary Taylor never voted in a presidential election - not even his own.
If Superman is faster than a speeding bullet, he travels faster than 4,000 feet per second - the speed of a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle.
The odds against a flipped coin coming up with the same side showing 10 times in a row are 1,023- to-1.
"SOS" doesn't stand for anything. The letters were chosen for Morse Code as a distress signal because of their simplicity - three dots, three dashes and three dots.
"TNT" stands for Trinitrotuluene. "EPCOT" stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
Lightning is the cause of most forest fires.
An armadillo can be housebroken.
Cats can't taste sweet things.
Sauerkraut originated in China some 1,000 years before it became a favorite in Germany.
A pigeon's feathers weigh more than its bones.
One-third of all canned fish in the United States is eaten by cats.
A male lion can wolf down 75 pounds of meat at one meal.
Dogsleds delivered mail in Alaska as late as 1963.
They may have been called "water catchers," but the cuffs on men's pants were originally made to hold cigar ashes.