Jan 11, 2006

* The gold earrings once worn by pirates and sailors actually served a practical purpose. They covered the cost of a proper burial.

* The average duration of a male orgasm is four seconds.

* Dr. Seuss' popular book, "Green Eggs and Ham," was the result of a bet that he could not write a book using only 50 words.

* The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate.

* Sony's first product was a rice cooker.

* Sex relieves headaches. Lovemaking can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain.

* The strongest earthquake on record hit Chile on May 22, 1960.

* Elvis made just one commercial during his reign. It was for Southern Maid Doughnuts.

* "Oral-B" is a combination of "oral hygiene" and the letter "b," which stands for "better."

* Lambskin and latex condoms are biodegradable, but polyurethane condoms aren't.

* Electric eels can deliver shocks up to 550 volts.

* Casanova lived out his final years as a librarian.

* On September 19, 1981, more than 300 people were eaten alive by piranhas when a ferry capsized at the Brazilian port of Obidos.

* A group of finches is called a "charm."

* Bats have sex in the air while flying.

* As early as the 14th century, Egyptians used urine tests to diagnose pregnancy.
* Men become sexually aroused nearly every time they dream.

* The Irish cure for the mumps used to involve leading the patient three times around a pigsty.

* Finland has 179,584 islands.

* One-time ruler of Egypt, Mohammed Ali, once created two infantry regiments made up entirely of one-eyed soldiers.