Fun Facts, March 5

OK, here’s your next installment of Thoughtless Trivia Thursday to impress your friends and belittle your enemies….and, as always, please let me know if there is something that is not accurate. Enjoy!

• Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.

• Today there are more than 1,5 billion TV sets in use. China has the most TV sets (300 million).
• TIP is the acronym for “To Insure Promptness.”

• More than 100 million people hold hunting licences.

• Jean Genevieve Garnerin was the first female parachutists, jumping from a hot air balloon in 1799.

• Elvis favourite collectibles were official badges. He collected police badges in almost every city he performed in.

• Elvis was an avid gun collector. His collection of 40 weapons included M-16s and a Thompson submachine gun.

• On 21 June 1913, over Los Angeles, Georgia Broadwick became the first women to parachute from an airplane.

• The first English dictionary was written by Samuel Johnson in 1755.

• Aluminum cans were introduced in 1957 and two years later the first diet cola was sold.

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~ by kuiperactive on March 5, 2009.

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