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7 Nov
New Material (Re: Suspiciously Fun_Facts)

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu,  7 Nov 96 23:56:41 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: New Material (Re: Suspiciously Fun_Facts)

[These Fun_Facts are in addition to those in "Suspiciously Fun_Facts from  
earlier today and in "Much Trivial Trivia" from 18 September 1996... -psl]

Forwarded-by: (David E. Rovella)
Forwarded-by: Mark Peacock <>

> 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
[Oh yeah?  How about "exstewardesses" or ... "dereverberateds" (you know,  
the tapes that have had all that messy echo removed) or even  
"exdereverberateds"?  -psl]

A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Twelve or more cows are known as
a "flink."  A group of frogs is called an army.  A group of rhinos is called
a crash.  A group of kangaroos is called a mob.  A group of whales is called
a pod.  A group of geese is called a gaggle.  A group of ravens is called
a murder.  A group of officers is called a mess.  A group of larks is called
an exaltation.  A group of owls is called a parliament.
[If such terms of venery intrigue you, check out the book "An Exaltation of  
Larks" by James Lipton...  -psl]

From: Jef Jaisun <>
Subject: Re: Suspiciously Fun_Facts

>Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32.
>So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5!
>Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tetonic

Errrr, you mean maybe "tectonic?" [Or is it tektonic? Naw, that's a company
in Beaverton.](As opposed to "tech tonic," which used to be Odwalla.)(Hey, I
think I just invented a new product! "After a hard-driving day, flop open a
bottle and get into the flow..." -- never mind.)

>>Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks
>like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Oh yeah! That's my idea of a good time. What happens if the machine kisses
below the conveyor belt?

>Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-
>grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.

Well, that certainly is an offensive line.

>Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.

Hence the term "money laundering." (D'ya want bleach with that?)

>Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

So if I lick 20,000 stamps a day I don't have to eat at all!

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