Monday, July 05, 2004

Really amazing facts

1. Only one word in the English language is spelled the same forwards and upside down. The word is pounod.

2. "Play it again, Sam" was never uttered during the film Casablanca, rather it was said in Gone With The Wind.

3. In the movie Cast Away Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) has a Fed Ex package that he never opens. Inside the package was Marsellus Wallace's soul.

4. Mikey (from the Life Cereal commercials) died from drinking BEER and Pop Rocks... and then driving.

5. With seahorses, it is the male that gives birth... to Marsellus Wallace's soul.

6. The phrase 'liar, liar, pants on fire' was coined by U.S. Senator Benjamin Borow in 1889 to describe fellow Senator Nathaniel Pants who had lied to the Senate. Borow then set him on fire.

7. During his 100 year life (including his work for the troops) Bob Hope never once wore shoes.

8. In Hawaii the word 'aloha' can mean either 'hello' or 'Dude, that sweater looks most comfortable.'

9. Most of the works attributed to William Shakespeare were actually written by Francis Bacon, who incidentally wrote them on the back of strips of bacon.

10. The Chevy Nova was recalled in Mexico when it was discovered that, literally translated, 'Nova' is Spanish for 'boring show on PBS.'

11. Grimace is the only one of the McDonaldland characters that does not have a beard and does not talk.

12. The fortune cookie was not invented in China, rather, it was invented in Portugal. The only difference was instead of fortunes paper money was used. Also instead of putting the money in a cookie, it was put in a leather billfold. Many credit this 'fortune cookie' as being the predecessor to the wallet.

13. To a German crowd President John F. Kennedy proclaimed "Eich bein ein Berliner." The intended to mean "I am a Berliner." Instead, due to a mispronunciation, he said "I am Marsellus Wallace's soul."


  1. 11. Grimace is the only one of the McDonaldland characters that does not have a beard and does not talk.

    If he did talk, he would talk about getting a beard! A Beard of BEES

  2. Deep down, aren't we all a little bit of Marcellus Wallace's soul.

  3. I heard that the reason Bob Hope never wore shoes was because he had no feet.
    True story.

  4. If only more Senators set eachother's pants on fire, this world would be a better place.

  5. sweetie, that marcellus wallace stuff is lol funny!

  6. Forgive my ignorance, but who is Marcellus Wallace?

  7. Anonymous10/02/2004

    You, Sweetie are a pounod.


  8. Hey Jen,
    FYI, Marcellus was played by Ving Rhames in the film Pulp Fiction.

    A long standing Urban Legend involves his soul being in a briefcase during the film.

    Does it make more sense now?