Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other
More personal telephone calls are made on Mother's Day in the United States than on any other day in any other country.
On every continent there is a city called Rome.
China has the most TV sets.
U.S. citizens watch the most television. By age 65, the average American has watched the equivalent of nine years of uninterrupted screening, viewing more than 20,000 commercials per year.
The first TV commercial was a 20-second ad for a Bulova clock, broadcasted by WNBT New York during a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies in July 1941. Bulova paid $9 for that first TV spot. Bulova also was the first watch in space.
In "Father of the Bride," Annie and Bryan marry Jan. 6. But in the opening montage of "Father of the Bride II," there is a framed invitation of their wedding that states they were married Oct. 9.
The longest kiss in a movie is in Andy Warhol's "Kiss." Rufus Collins and Naomi Levine kissed for the entire 50 minutes of the movie.
Since 1495, no 25-year period has been without war.
To make 1 kilogram of honey, bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to four times around the Earth.
Botanically speaking, the banana is an herb and the tomato is a fruit.
About one-third of recorded CDs are pirated.
The graham cracker was named after Sylvester Graham (1974-1851). A New England minister, Graham not only invented the cracker, but also published a journal in Boston that took a rabid stand against tea, coffee, feather beds and women's corsets.