Useless...but interesting...facts

1.  Pearls melt in vinegar.

2.  Maine is the only state (in the U.S.A.) whose name is just one syllable.

3.  Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
                  Spades...King David
                  Clubs...Alexander the Great
                  Diamonds...Julius Caesar

4.  All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the
       back of the $5 bill.

5.  The fingerprints of Koala Bears are virtually indistinguishable from
       those of human beings, so much so that they could be confused at a
       crime scene.

6.  No words in the English language rhyme with month, orange,
       silver and purple.

7.  Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

8.  A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.

9.  Average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.

10.  Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

11.  It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

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

13.  Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the
          sale of vodka.

14.  The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.