Random Fact Tuesday on Wednesday…

I’m late, I know.  I’m kind of behind on everything this week.

  • The nose print of a dog is like the fingerprint of a person – no two are alike. Get a good relief and you can identify your dog by the mark it leaves behind!
  • Unable to prevent the use of the word “spam” to represent unwanted email messages, the Hormel company now uses all-capital letters in referencing its canned pork product.
  • Thomas Edison had five dots (like you see on dice) tattooed onto his left forearm.
  • Spiders use their silk in many ways. Aside from building webs (which each spider does on its first try, suggesting inherited behavior), some species of male spiders wrap food in silk and present these “presents” to females.
  • The Hard Rock Café got its name from a now-defunct bar that appeared on the back of the Doors’ album Morrison Hotel.
  • No matter how flexible a person is, there is no such thing as being “double jointed.” Most extreme contortionists suffer from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
  • The song “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash was actually written by Shel Silverstein who also wrote “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “The Giving Tree” children’s books. The song was recorded at San Quentin Prison in California and became Cash’s biggest hit.
  • Lisa Kudrow was the original Roz on Frasier. During rehearsals before the pilot episode, however, she was replaced by Peri Gilpin.
  • G.I. Joe is called “Action Man” in the U.K.
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