(I don’t know from whom they stole them.)
1) The word “PEZ” comes from the German word for peppermint—PfeffErminZ.
This must be to keep German children from asking for candy at the grocery store before they’re old enough to earn the money to buy it.
2) Researchers believe that herring communicate with one another in a way humans would find repulsive: passing gas.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.
He’s got to be a relative.
4) Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes's bodyguard.
He ate all the oatmeal and Hughes starved to death.
6) People didn't always say "hello" when they answered the phone. When the first regular phone service was established in 1878, people said "ahoy."
Monty Burns still does.
Dr. Seuss wasn't available or they could have killed thousands of trees producing it.
This was NOT a guy you wanted hanging around.
If the mound is rockin’ don’t come knockin’
10) New Mexico State's first graduating class in 1893 had only one student—and he was shot and killed before graduation.
Princeton, fearing competition, was the prime suspect.
11) The 50-star American flag was designed by an Ohio high school student for a class project. His teacher originally gave him a B–.
You’re a grand old flag, you’re a B minus flag…
What? And he understood Highlander?
13) E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame is the "White" of Strunk and White, who wrote The Elements of Style.
And many of us who write have called EoS, Some Pig.
14) 12+1 = 11+2, and "twelve plus one" is an anagram of "eleven plus two."
I don’t know - A smart person told me this is interesting.
I knew it!!!!
I bet they wear shorts and Converse under those robes.
17) Redondo Beach, CA adopted the Goodyear Blimp as the city's official bird in 1983.
Spider Man was going to be the City insect till someone said, arachnid and all hell broke loose.
18) In 2001, Beaver College changed its name to Arcadia in part because anti-porn filters blocked access to the school's website.
As a service to counterfeiters everywhere.
To continue my theft - here's a vid a friend posted on FB.