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Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 9, 2005
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Things you've always never wanted to know

  • "Wayne's World" was filmed in two weeks.

  • Cleopatra used pomegranate seeds for lipstick.

  • The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots.

  • Reindeer like to eat bananas.

  • Between 1947 and 1959, 42 nuclear devices were detonated in the Marshall Islands.

  • Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

  • New Jersey has a spoon museum featuring more than 5,400 spoons from every state and almost every country.

  • Ants cannot chew their food. They move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.

  • The biggest bell is the "Tsar Kolokol" cast in the Kremlin in 1733. It weighs 216 tons, but alas, it is cracked and has never been rung. The bell was being stored in a Moscow shed that caught fire. To "save" it, caretakers decided to throw water on the bell. This did not succeed - the water hit the superheated metal and a giant piece immediately cracked off, destroying the bell forever.

  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

  • Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of Helen on "The Jeffersons."

  • The term "devil's advocate" comes from the Roman Catholic church. When deciding if someone should become a saint, a devil's advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view.

  • CDs are read from the inside to the outside edge, the opposite of how a record works.


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