The Sunday Funnies & Factoids

by Keith Lennox for All-len-All, Mar. 30/14

Front_page_bob-300x176Hey, folks.  Nice to have you back to peruse the new entries into the Sunday funnies and factoids.  Looking out my window at twice the amount of snow on the ground that there should be but sunshine and warmer temps today should begin to alleviate the winter woes that have almost thrown me into a catatonic state.  I hope Spring has arrived in full force for one and all.

So, without further ado, here is the latest installment of my SF&Fs.  Do enjoy and have a great week ahead.

1) Aerosmith’s song “Walk This Way” was inspired by the Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks spoof movie Young Frankenstein.

2) In the this is really sad category.  After going into heat, an un-spayed female ferret can actually die if she does not mate. She will remain in heat until she mates, and if she does not, the excess estrogen will cause anemia and eventual death.

3) The only U.S. state that doesn’t participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program is Vermont. Their “billboard-free state” policy prevents citizens from posting the signs necessary for the campaign.

4) The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.  That fucking Putin…. does he have to lay claim to everything?  Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh !!!!

5) One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.  EVERYBODY……. LET’S DANCE !!!!!!!

6) The “S” in Harry S. Truman didn’t stand for anything; Truman had a middle initial but no middle name.

7) Camels actually originated in North America.

8) In 1939, Hitler’s nephew wrote an article called “Why I Hate My Uncle.” He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.  I friggin’ guess he left and came to the States.

9) Frank Sinatra was the producer’s first choice to play the role of Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry.

10) Ringtones of popular songs are now added to the equation of chart positioning on the Billboard music charts.

11) Why did the FBI call Ted Kaczynski “The Unabomber”? His early mail bombs were sent to universities (UN) & airlines (A)

12) Fear of the number 666 is known as hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.  Christ….. I find the idea of having  pronounce that word far more frightening than any three numbers someone could throw at me.

13) The dyslexic devil worshipper sold his soul to Santa.  Oooooops.

 

Take care, my friends, and we’ll see you back here in a week.

 

Keith