Random Trivia Part II

I question how true some of these “facts” are, but they are fun to think about.

  • The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during operation Desert Shield was “Rock the Casbah” by the Clash.
  • The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off, could throw a pickup truck over a mile.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • The average sixty minute audio cassette tape has 562.5 feet of tape in it, nearly two football fields long
  • The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.
  • Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are 40,320 ways to arrange the other eight reindeer.
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  • Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Army, remains the only person, to date, to have graduated from the West Point military academy without a single demerit.
  • The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies
  • Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eyes.”
  • If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.
  • Most Americans’ car horns beep in the key of F. The telephone dial tone is also in the key of F.
  • Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz.