Wednesday, May 25, 2011


In an effort to conserve the water required to wash tablecloths, the French invented placemats during WWI. When American servicemen returned home from the war, and showed their wives the unique tablewear they found in France, the placemat's place on the American table was secured.


Unicorns can only be touched by female virgins.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Mustard is France's first documented condiment. Recipes for mustard were found in the dijon region dating back to 1345. The first documented condiment in America is ranch dressing with recipes dating back to 1733.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Al Roker

Al Roker is required to say the phrase "that's what's happening around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods" at least 6 times per episode of the Today Show.

Monday, May 9, 2011

If your 2nd toe...

If the 2nd toe is bigger than your big toe it means you are smart.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Chocolate Covered

Dipping fruit in chocolate was invented by the Mayans as a method of food preservation.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Llamas are hybrids of horses and sheep. They were first cross-bred in the 1920's in Argentina.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Little Known Fact about Violins

Violins were invented in Germany in 1374. Not to be outdone by their neighbors, the Austrians decided to "invent" their own slightly larger stringed instrument and call it the "viola."

The Austrians aren't fooling anyone.

Monday, May 2, 2011

5 Additional Uses for Banana Peels

1. Rub it on your face to moisturize
2. Rub it on your skin for SPF
3. Use a banana peel to shine your shoes
4. Use a banana peel to polish your car
5. When thoroughly blended, banana peel makes a fantastic joint compound