11.04.00 AMAmazing fact 15
If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: "May I have a large container of coffee?" If you get the coffee and are polite say: "Thank you," get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)
If you pet a cat 70 million times, you will have developed enough static electricity to light a 60-watt light bulb for one minute.
If you pile up the cans of Yeo's products, you would be able to reach the moon.
If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.
If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
If you put a piece of scotch tape on an inflated balloon, then stick it with a small pin or needle, it won't pop.
If you put a raisin in a champagne bottle, it will rise and fall continuously.
If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
If you rubbed garlic on the sole of your feet, it would be absorbed and eventually show up on your breath
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out. (DON'T TRY IT, DUMBASS)
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die
If you strech your arms straight out as far as you can, thats about how tall you are. Try it.
If you take any number between 1 & 9 and multipy them by 9 the sum of the two numbers will always be 9 (ex: 7 X 9 = 63 ; 6 + 3 = 9)
If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5.
If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom more often.
If you travel across the former Soviet Union you will cross seven time zones.
If you traveled the speed of light, it would only take you 0.0000294 seconds to climb Mt. Everest.
If you wanted to count from one to one trillion and you started right now, counting twenty-four hours a day, it would take you about 31,688 years.
If you wear headphones for one hour, it increases bacteria in your ear 700 times.
If you were at 0° latitude and 0° longtitude, you would be standing in the Atlantic Ocean
If you were to go on vacation for eleven days, you'd have less than one million seconds to enjoy it.
If you yelled for 8 years 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. cool eh?
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (unsure)
If your like Jeanne Calment and live over 100, you are considered a Centurian.
If your shoes squeak, it simply means that two layers of leather in the sole are rubbing together. Driving a tack through the sole will often remove the squeak.
Imperia, Italy is the home of the Agnesi Historical Museum of Spaghetti.
Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states in the United States.
In "Silence of the Lambs", Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) does not blink in any scene.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
In 1516, Friar Tomas sailed to the Caribbean bringing banana roots with him; and planted bananas in the rich, fertile soil of the tropics, thus beginning the banana's future in American life.
In 1638, Sweden founded a colony in the New World in the Delaware River Valley. It was called New Sweden.
In 1649, Massachusetts's Puritan government ruled the following: "Any childe over 16 who shall CURSE or SMITE their natural FATHER or MOTHER, or act in a STUBBORNE or REBELLIOUS manner shall be put to death."
In 1659 the state of Massachusetts outlawed Christmas.
In 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts ordered that anybody caught feasting or laying off from work, or in any other way goofing off on any other day other than Christmas, would be fined five shillings for each such offense.
In 1670, Dorothy Jones of Boston was granted a license to sell coffee, and so became the first American coffee trader.
In 1727, as a result of seedlings smuggled from Paris, coffee plants first were cultivated in Brazil. Brazil is presently by far the world's largest producer of coffee.
In 1771 the kingdom of Poland was larger in are than any other European country except Russia and had a bigger population than any other European country except France.
In 1789, Morocco became the first country to recognize the United States.
In 1810 US population was 7,239,881. Black population at 1,377,808 was 19%. In 1969 US population reached 200 million.
In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.
In 1832 Abraham Lincoln ran for the Illinois legislature, and lost.
In 1836 the U.S. government had so much extra money that it repaid all its debts, and still had money left over.
In 1845, President Andrew Jackson's pet parrot was removed from his funeral for swearing.
In 1850, Michigan's state constitution included the following line: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime, shall ever be tolerated in this state." This inadvertently legalized slavery as an appropriate punishment for crime. It wasn't until 1963 that the grammar was fixed to outlaw slavery. The change required shifting the comma following "servitude" to the position after "slavery."
In 1853, Illinois passed a law that required any black entering the state and staying more than ten days to pay a fine of $50. If he could not pay, the person could be sold into slavery for a period commensurate with the fine.
In 1860, 'Godey's Lady's Book' advised US women to cook tomatoes for at least 3 hours.
In 1863, Paul Hubert of Bordeaux, France, was sentenced to life in jail for murder. After 21 years, it was discovered that he was convicted of murdering himself.
In 1865 opium was grown in the state of Virginia and a product was distilled from it that yielded 4 percent morphine. In 1867 it was grown in Tennessee: six years later it was cultivated in Kentucky. During these years opium, marijuana and cocaine could be purchased legally over the counter from any druggist.
In 1865, several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, called the Ku Klux Klan.
In 1879 during the term of Rutherford B. Hayes the first telephone was installed in the White House.
In 1886, Grover Cleveland became the only president to be married in the White House.
In 1889, the 1st coin-operated telephone, patented by Hartford, Connecticut inventor William Gray, was installed in the Hartford Bank.
In 1892, Italy raised the minimum age for marriage for girls to 12.
In 1894 there were only 4 automobiles in the US.
In 1899, a pharmacist named George Bunting blended his own cold cream, which, in addition to removing makeup and relieving sunburn, gained popularity for its ability to cure eczema. The product's claim of "No Eczema" led to its name, Noxzema.
In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47.
In 1900, coffee was often delivered door-to-door in the United States, by horse-pulled wagons.
In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year's greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.
In 1901, Theodore Roosevelt became the only U.S. President in history to deliver his inaugural address without using the word "I”. For the record, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower said "I” only once during their speeches.
In 1905, 18 men died from injuries sustained on the football field. President Theodore Roosevelt stepped in and instituted safety measures to make the game safer.
In 1908, figure skating became the first winter sport to be included in the Olympics.
In 1915, Winston Churchill fought in the front line trenches before he became the Minister of Munitions.
In 1920, 57% of Hollywood movies billed the female star above the leading man. In 1990, only 18% had the leading lady given top billing.
In 1920, Eugene Debs, a Socialist, received 920,000 votes for president of the United States even though he ran his entire campaign from prison.
In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
In 1925, the 1st motel -the "Motel Inn" -opened in San Luis Obispo, California.
In 1926, when a Los Angeles restaurant owner with the all-American name of Bob Cobb was looking for a way to use up leftovers, he threw together some avocado, celery, tomato, chives, watercress, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, bacon, and Roquefort cheese, and named it after himself: Cobb salad.
In 1930, the heaviest a female flight attendant could be was 115 pounds. They also had to be unmarried nurses.
In 1931, Charleston, SC was the first city in the United States to pass legislation establishing a historical district. The city has more than 1,000 buildings that predate the Civil War.
In 1932 James Markham obtained the 1st patent issued for a tree. The patent was for a peach tree.
In 1936, England became the first country in the world to provide regular public broadcasting on television.
In 1938 Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel sold all rights to the comic-strip character Superman to their publishers for $130.
In 1938, Hewlett-Packard became the first corporation to move to Silicon Valley.
In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had no choice but to fix a computer glitch manually. The source of the problem? A moth. Hence the term "computer bug."
In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.
In 1947, heavy snow blanketed the Northeast, burying New York City under 25.8 inches of snow in 16 hours; the severe weather was blamed for some 80 deaths.
In 1947, Toys for Tots started making the holidays a little happier for children by organizing its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
In 1950, UNIVAC became the first computer to tabulate the United States census.
In 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on television in the U.S.
In 1957, the Shipping port Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went on line. (It was taken out of service in 1982.)
In 1959, the Soviet space probe "Luna Two" became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
In 1960, an estimated 4,000 people were over 100 years old in the U.S. By 1995 the number had jumped to : 55,000.
In 1962, the Mashed Potato, the Loco-Motion, the Frug, the Monkey, and the Funky Chicken were popular dances.
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
In 1964 General Mills began marketing Lucky Charms cereal with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. The marshmallow bits (technically referred to as marbits) were invented in 1963 by John Holahan. The cereal is marketed using a leprechaun character named Lucky (L.C. Leprechaun is his full name) that touts his cereal as being "Magically Delicious." Over the years the various shapes and colors of the marshmallow bits in the cereal have undergone many changes.
In 1964, Sandy Koufax, Elstom Howard, Jimmy Brown, Oscar Robertson, and Cookie Gilchrist were all voted MVP from their respected (MLB, NFL, NBA) leagues. Each of them wore the number 32.
In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined together to become Tanzania.
In 1964, University of Oregon grad student Carolyn Davidson designed what became known as the Nike "swoosh” for a mere $35. She did it four years after Phil Knight and track coach Bill Bowerman founded the company they originally called Blue Ribbon Sports.
In 1965, Congress authorized the Secret Service to protect former presidents and their spouses for their lifetime, unless they decline the protection. Recently, Congress limited the protection of former presidents and their spouses (elected after January 1, 1997) to 10 years after leaving office. President Clinton, who was elected in 1996, will be the last president to receive lifelong protection from the Secret Service.
In 1965, LBJ enacted a law requiring cigarette manufacturers to put health warnings on their packages.
In 1968, "Apollo Seven," the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.
In 1969 the US launched a male chimpanzee called Ham into space.
In 1969, Midnight Cowboy became the first and only X-rated production to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. (Its rating has since been changed to R.)
In 1970, 127 runners ran the NY Marathon. In 1998, 32,000 did.
In 1970, an Arizona lawyer named Russel H. Ansie filed a $100,000 law
In 1975, it cost only $180,000 to produce an hour-long TV drama.
In 1976, the average human had $5.60 of chemicals in their bodies. In 1946, that number was 98 cents.
In 1976, the first eight Jelly Belly® flavors were launched: Orange, Green Apple, Root Beer, Very Cherry, Lemon, Cream Soda, Grape, and Licorice.
In 1980, the only country in the world with no telephones was Bhutan.
In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device.
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.
In 1985, Pete Rose became the first professional athlete to appear on the front of a Wheaties box.
In 1987 Playtex premiered the first US TV commercials with real lingerie models displaying their bras and underwear on national television.
In 1987, Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the first NHL goalie to score a goal. Actually, Ron Hextall was the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck towards the opposing team's net in 1987. Billy Smith was the first goalie credited with a goal in 1979 when his clearing pass hit an opposing skater and went into the other team's goal.
In 1990, Bill Carson, of Arrington, Tennessee, grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books according to the 1998 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
In 1990, over 4 billion dollars of coffee was imported into the United States.
In 1991 Procter & Gamble won a $75,000 lawsuit against James & Linda Newton who were found responsible for spreading rumors that the company supported the Church of Satan. The two were distributors of Amway Products, a competitor of Proctor & Gamble.
In 1992, approximately 750 deaths occurred in the United States due to workplace violence.
In 1992, the best selling American-produced car in Japan was the Honda Accord. It was built in Ohio and exported to Japan.
In 1995, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.
In 1996, people in the United States sent and received 182,660,700,000 pieces of mail domestically. By way of comparison, Japan ranked second on this list with just 24,971,279,000.
In 1997, Fourteen percent of the one million citizens of Nairobi, Kenya carry the AIDS virus. Some 20% of the Kenyan military is infected.
In 1998 OSHA reported 1171 construction related fatalities, the sixth straight year this number has increased.
In 2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most involving people slipping on skins.
In 24 hrs. an average healthy human breathes 23,000 times.
In 4000 BC Egypt, men and women wore glitter eye shadow made from the crushed shells of beetles.
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.
In a lifetime the average US resident eats more than 50 tons of food and drinks more than 13,000 gallons of liquid.
In a psychology experiment, an electrode was attached to the pleasure centre of a rat's brain, which the rat could stimulate at the press of a button. It died of starvation when it wouldn't stop pressing the button long enough to eat.
In a recent survey in Japan, instant noodles were chosen as the greatest invention of all timeIn a six-pack of pop, the cans cost more to mamake than the drink.
In a soccer game, the average length of time the ball is in play [for ninety minutes] is only 52 minutes.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand, or attempted to do so (apart from bones).
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where An ostrich buried its head in the sand.
In a survey of 200000 ostriches over 80 years, not one tried to bury its head in the sand.
In a typical season major league baseball will require 4,800 ash trees worth of Louisville sluggers.
In a University of Arizona study, rails and armsrests in public buses were found to be contaminated by the highest concentration of bodily fluids.
In a year, your heart can beat up to 40 000 000 times!
In Alabama it is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone's pity.
In Alaska it is against the laww to look at a moose from an airplane.
In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone's ear while they are moose hunting.
In Alaska, it is illegal to look at a moose from a flying vehicle.
In Albania nodding the head means "no" and shaking the head means "yes".
In Albany, New York, you cannot play golf in the streets.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico it is illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.
In Alderson, West Virginia, it is illegal to walk a lion, tiger or leopard in the city limits, even it is on a leash.
In all of Shakespeare's works and excluding Roman numerals only one word begins with the letter "X." Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates, appears in The Taming of the Shrew.
In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
In America, someone is diagnosed with AIDS every 10 minutes. In South Africa, someone dies due to HIV or AIDS every 10 minutes.
In an article in 1998, The Journal of the American Medical Association claimed that adverse drug reactions may cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the US alone.
In an authentic Chinese meal, the last course is soup because it allows the roast duck entree to "swim" toward digestion.
In an average lifetime, a person will eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
In ancient China people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
In ancient chinese culture it was common for them to use the lining of a cats stomach as a condom.
In ancient Egypt they paid their taxes in honey.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
In ancient Greece the custom of allowing a condemned man to end his own life by poison was extended only to full citizens. Condemned slaves were instead beaten to death.
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a hooked nose.
In ancient Rome, people found guilty of murdering their fathers were executed in a bizarre manner. The punishment was to be put in a sack with a rooster, a viper, and a dog, then drowned along with all three animals.
In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
In ancient times, any Japanese who tried to leave his homeland was put to death.
In April 1964, The Beatles had the top five songs in the United States. This is the only time that the top five songs at any one time were by the same group.
In Arizona it is illegal to take naked photographs before noon on Sunday.
In Arizona, you cannot Drive past the same place more then 3 times in one hour. Its a law.
In Arkansas it is illegal to buy or sell blue lightbulbs.
In astrology, synastry is the comparison of natal charts to forecast how people will interact.
In Atlanta, GA, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
In Australia, there is no death penalty.
In Baltimore it is illegal to mistreat oysters.
In Baltimore, it is illegal to wash or scrub sinks no matter how dirty they get.
In Bensalem, Pennsylvania it is illegal to race mufflerless go-karts after 6PM on Sunday.
In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
In Billings, Montana it is illegal for employees of the city's communications center to program their phones with speed dial.
In Boston, Massachusetts it is illegal to take a bath unless instructed to do so by a physician.
In Brandon, Mississipi it is illegal to attempt to stop someone from walking down the sidewalk by parking a motorhome in their path.
In Breton, AL there is a law against riding down the street in a motorboat.
In Britain, failed suicides were hanged in the 19th century.
In Broken Arrow, Oklahoma pigs less than 32 inches in length may be kept as pets provided there are no more than two in a house.
In Bromide, Oklahoma it is illegal for children to use towels as capes and jump from houses pretending to be superman.
In California you may not set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
In Canada it's illegal to pay for a 50 cent item with only pennies, to publicly remove bandages, and for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine.
In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.
In Carlsbad, New Mexico, it's legal for couples to have sex in a parked vehicle during their lunch break from work, as long as the car or van has drawn curtains to stop strangers from peeking in.
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."
In Chicago, it is illegal to take a french poodle to the opera.
In Chillicothe, Ohio it is illegal to throw rice at weddings.
In Chinese dining, duck sauce is almost never used on duck.
In Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan 'Finger-lickin' good' came out as 'Eat your fingers off.'
In Chinese, the words 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.
In Christian theology there are nine choirs of angels. From highest to lowest, they are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
In Clawson, Mich., there is a law that makes it LEGAL for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
In Colombia, if a Goajiro woman is successful in tripping a man during a ceremonial dance, he's required to have intercourse with her. (7-16-01)
In Columbus, Georgia it is illegal to sit on one's porch in an indecent position.
In Connecticut any dogs with tattoos must be reported to the police.
In Connecticut it is illegal to pirouette while crossing the street
In Corpus Christi, Texas, raising alligators in your home is against the law.
In Delaware it is illegal to get married on a dare.
In Delaware you may not sell dead people for money without a license.
In Denver it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
In Denver, Colorado it is illegal for Barber's to give massages to nude customers unless it is for instructional purposes.
In Detroit, couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.
In Detroit, Michigan it is illegal to sleep in a bathtub.
In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer's name is Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.
In driving tests, women reacted to emergency options in.56 of a second. Men scored .59 in the same tests.
In Duluth, Minnesota it is illegal to allow animals to sleep in a bakery.
In Dyersburg, Tennessee it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
In earlier times, virginity on one's wedding night was of the greatest importance. To prove that the bride was a virgin, it was customary that the couple would display the bloodstained bedsheet for all to see once the wedding was consummated.
In early America, coffee was usually taken between meals and after dinner.
In early Yorkshire, England, a plate holding wedding cake was thrown out of the window as the bride returned to her parent's home after the wedding. If the plate broke, she would enjoy a happy future with her husband. If the plate remained intact, her future was bleak.
In Eastern Africa you can buy banana beer. This beer is brewed from bananas.
In Elizabethan and Jacobean times, the age of a person when they marry was dependant on the person's class. Those with a high social status were permitted to marry at a younger age.
In England and the American colonies they year 1752 only had 354 days. In that year, the type of calendar was changed, and 11 days were lost.
In English Parliament, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.
In Erwin, Tennessee an elephant was once hanged for murder.
In Eureka, Nevada men who have mustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
In every episode of TV's Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere in at least one scene. (There's plastic figurine on the shelf in the dining area, and a magnetic Superman on the fridge!)
In Florida failure to tell your neighbor his house is on fire is illegal.
In Florida it is illegal to fish while driving across a bridge.
In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed.
In Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise's character (Lt. Dan) tells Tom Hanks' character (Forrest Gump) that the day Forrest works on a shrimp boat is the day he'd be an astronaut. The following year, Sinise and Hanks appeared together as astronauts in Apollo 13.
In Gabon, there are several 1.8 billion years old natural nuclear reactors.
In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
In Georgia, movie houses that want to show films on Sunday must reserve one showing a month for religious material.
In German, "eins" and "acht" are the only numbers with their letters in alphabetical order.
In golf, a 'Bo Derek' is a score of 10.
In Greene, New York, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.
In Halethrope, Maryland kisses longer than one second are illegal.
In Hans Holbein's painting, "The Ambassadors," the artist added a small skull as a way of signing his name. Holbein is another word for "hollow bone" or "a skull."
In Hawaii it is illegal to get a tattoo behind your ear or on your eyelid unless in the presence of a registered physician.
In Hershey, Pennsylvania, the streetlights along "Chocolate Avenue" are in the shape of Hershey Kisses.
In honor of the original thirteen states, the U.S. $1 bill has the following on the back: 13 steps on the pyramid. The motto above the pyramid has 13 letters (annuit coeptis). E pluribus unum, written on the ribbon in the eagle's beak, has 13 letters. 13 stars appear over the eagle's head. 13 stripes are on the shield. 13 war arrows are in the eagle's left talon.
In Hood River, Oregon, you can't juggle without a license.
In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds!
In Iceland it is illegal to have pets.
In Iceland, a Big Mac costs $5.50.
In Idaho walking along the street with a red-tipped cane is strictly prohibited.
In Idiana it is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to induce laughter.
In Illinois it is illegal for barbers to use their fingers to apply shaving cream to a customer's face.
In India, where hinduism is the biggest religon, they belive that there are about 300 million different gods. Because almost every village has it's own local god.
In Italy, espresso is considered so essential to daily life that the price is regulated by the government.In its entire lifetime, the average worker bee produces 1/12th teaspoon of honey.