Totally Useless Information

In honor of Cathy's gift to Christine, some Totally Useless Information, courtesy of yesterday's Joke-a-Day e-mail. (I'm not vouching for the accuracy of any of this, mind you, just throwing out there on the Interwebs.)
  1. Coca-cola was originally green.

  2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the U.S. Treasury.

  3. The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

  4. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

  5. Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where he or she grew up: 1 in 2.

  6. Amount American Airlines saved in '87 by taking out 1 olive from each salad served in first class: $40,000.

  7. State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.

  8. Number of different family relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105.

  9. Average number of people airborne over the United States any given hour: 61,000.

  10. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

  11. Only president awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals.

  12. Hot water is heavier than cold.

  13. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.

  14. The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

  15. Heinz Ketchup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.

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