April 21, 2008

Mixed Bag of Weird Facts

The Amish have a diet high in meat,
dairy, refined sugars and calories.
Yet obesity is virtually unknown
among them. The difference is since
they have no TVs, cars or powered
machines, they spend their time in
manual labor.

Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water.
Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.

The term "The Big Apple" was coined by touring
jazz musicians of the 1930's who used the slang
expression "apple" for any town or city. Therefore,
to play New York City is to play the big time - The
Big Apple. There are more Irish in New York City
than in Dublin, Ireland; more Italians in New York
City than in Rome, Italy; and more Jews in New York
City than in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth
century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made
in Philadelphia.

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