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False Facts #8

These sure sound good, but they're not true.



Surprisingly, famous astronomer Carl Sagan couldn't count to 100. (thanks to Eric Snyder)

Orville Wright was the first member of the mile-high club.

Barbara Walters was once arrested for playing golf naked.

Thomas Edison was the first person ever to say "does my voice really sound like that?"

Thomas Edison, among his many other inventions, also invented break dancing. (thanks to Eric Snyder)

The earliest rocking chairs only rocked forward.

The original episode of the situation comedy "One Day at a Time" was 24-hours long.

Larry the Cable Guy has an illegal cable hook-up.

If you make a cow laugh hard enough, milk will come out of its nose.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is one of two United States towns named after a game show. The other is Password, Nevada.

By 2025, zoologists believe that the kangaroo will have an additional pouch for his iPod.

In some parts of Wyoming, it's legal to hunt the elderly.

To ensure prompt delivery of e-mail, the post office recommends affixing a 41-cent stamp to your computer.

By 2016, Pizza Hut hopes to focus less on pizza sales and more on its hut business.

After breaking his promise not to raise taxes, George H. W. Bush used some of the money to buy a Donkey Kong machine for the White House.

Lou Ferrigno complains that years after "The Hulk" went off the air, he'd still turn green when angered.

None of the actors who play characters on the television show "All My Children" had children.

In 1983, General Mills in Battle Creek, Michigan had to stop making Cheerios due to the drill press operator strike. (thanks to Eric Snyder)

Until the stores closed, 48 customers were accidentally electrocuted at Circuit City.

Albert Einstein was an avid body builder. (thanks to Eric Snyder)

The first item ever patented at the United States Patent Office was the patent application form.

Yellow Hi-liter is an excellent source of Vitamin C.

According to a recently found artifact, it appears that Mary and Joseph's second choice for a name was Larry. (thanks to Eric Snyder)

The average vending machine candy bar is four-and-a-half years old.

Oscar Mayer's wife divorced him because he always came home smelling like bologna.

"Wheel of Fortune" has been rerunning the same 12 episodes since 1998.

Three out of ten doctors admit to licking the tongue depressors before using them.

Shaquille O'Neal was conceived in a Radio Shack.

Gerald Ford is the only United States president to have walked on the moon.

Babe Ruth's last words were, "the money's on the dresser."

The average person burns 19 calories giving someone the finger.

To create a nurturing, non-judgmental atmosphere, many math teachers now tell children that no numbers are truly negative.

In 1983, the major league baseball all-star game was played without a ball.

Just as Larry is short for Lawrence, Gary is short for Gawrence.

Our shortest president was James Madison at 3 feet, 11 inches.

In Canada, Cool Whip is called Miracle Whip; Miracle Whip is called Caulk.

For the last ten years, Henry Kissinger worked for college art classes as a nude model.

Delaware is the only state whose lemon law only applies to actual lemons.