He enjoys sending me those stupid urban legend chain emails - “There’s a bill in Congress that will tax your emails at 5 cents each”; “The Speaker of the House is going to retire with a pension of more than $150,000 a year”; etc.
Usually, with the help of you good folks here or those nice people over at Snopes, I can bust him and tell him he’s being stupid again.
This time he’s sent me a list titled “I bet you never knew…” with 30 unrelated factoids on them.
111,111,111x111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
A duck’s quack won’t echo.
Stupid stuff like that.
The problem is, some of these questions are truly driving me nuts. I’ve had this email for a couple of weeks and have been searching for the the truth or falsity of these questions without much success.
I don’t necessarily want the answers, although that would be nice. What I’d like to know is where and how you found these answers.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
And the one that is TRULY driving me nuts, because I thought I read/heard/saw this someplace before (and because I’ve driven through Tennessee and Kentucky):
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
My apologies if this doesn’t belong here…I just figured this was the best place to get the answers. Thanks much.