Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Funnies and Weird Facts Part One.

Firstly, some funnies from Debby Gies followed by some weird facts from Sally. Thanks to those who share the funnies on the internet.

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Now for some  Weird Facts part one from Sally….

Here is your first list of trivia and weird facts.. .they may well be out of date in some cases and I cannot confirm or deny their veracity….just saying.,

According to a booze bill for a celebration party thrown September 15, 1787, the 55 people who were designing the United States Constitution drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of port, 8 bottles of cider, 12 bottles of beer, and 7 large bowls of alcoholic punch large enough “that ducks could swim in them”. There were 16 musicians at the party. We all know now why the Constitution was signed on the 17th of September instead of the 16th.

In 1980, the yellow pages accidentally listed a Texas funeral home under “Frozen Foods”.

35% of people who use personal ads are already married.

While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes wore a beard.

1 in 5 Americans cannot say which president is on the $1 bill without looking.

Pigs can become alcoholics.

The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas has 12 gardeners on its staff to care for artifical plants.

When Italy was founded in 1861, only 3% of Italians spoke Italian fluently.

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Alexander Graham Bell insisted the proper way to answer the phone is “ahoy!”

John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abe Lincoln’s son.

25% of Americans believe Sherlock Holmes is a real person. (stress on IS, folks!!)

It is against the law to drink beer in Cedar City, Utah, if your shoelaces are untied.

Disneyland has the fourth largest navy in the world.

Raccoons, slugs, and ants all love to get drunk.

The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the United States.

Louis XIV bathed once a year.

The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. It had 0 after WWII.

Fish can get seasick.

Kentucky produces more whiskey than all the other states combined.

59% of men and 39% of women say that the remote control has significantly improved their lives.

In Kentucky, it is illegal to marry your wife’s grandmother.

Termites eat wood twice as fast to heavy metal music.

In the 40’s, the Bich pen was renamed Bic for fear Americans would pronounce it “Bitch”.

President Andrew Jackson was not sure if the earth was round or flat.

Mosquitoes prefer blondes.

There was so little dialogue in the original “Mission Impossible” TV show that Peter Graves, the star, once fell asleep in the middle of a scene….and no one noticed.

52% of Americans say they would rather spend a week in jail than be President of the US.

In 1992, 2,421 people checked into U.S. emergency rooms with injuries involving house plants.

In 1992, 5,840 people checked into U.S. emergency rooms with “pillow-related injuries”.

15% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.

Until 1967, LSD was legal in California.

Russians generally answer the phone by saying “I’m listening.”

In Frackville, Pennsylvania, a woman filed for divorce because her husband insisted on shooting tin cans off her head with a slingshot.

The average American eats at McDonalds 1,811 times in their lives.

Smokey the Bear has his own zip code, 20252.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”

Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.

All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “MT”.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance. (debateable but Sir Winston could neither confirm or deny and stated ‘Although present on that occasion, I have no clear recollection of the events leading up to it.’

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

Thanks for dropping in today and we hope you are leaving with a smile on your face…Debby and Sally.

68 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Funnies and Weird Facts Part One.

  1. Debby, I love the look on the dog’s face in the last one. He’s definitely admonishing his owner. And I love George’s reaction to Mildred.
    Sally, I don’t know about ants and racoons, but I know slugs like beer, as it’s a common ploy to catch them to put some beer in a cup, buried to the rim, and they come to drink it, fall in and drown.
    I also don’t know about dreamt, but understand that spiv is the only English word ending in v.
    I’m going to try to find rhymes for month, orange, silver and purple! I’d heard about orange, but not the others.

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  2. “orange, silver or purple”….
    Great. Now I’m muttering to myself ‘Flurple…Murple…Wurple’ etc
    I had best leave the room before my wife catches me whispering ‘Borange…Sproange….Florange’ etc.
    Note to self: Do not look on the net for the town of ‘Tilver’….you will only be disappointed.

    PS: Loved the one about the church busybody getting her comeuppance.

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  3. Some more top-notch funnies! I loved the proofreading one and, like some of the others here, am mentally going through the aphabet on a rhyme hunt.

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  4. Ahoy Sal, those were fantastic bits of trivia. Drunken pigs made me laugh. Unsupervised dog and Crepe Suzette lol my favs.


  5. I like the list of weird facts. The Bible is the most shoplifted book? I don’t think that earns points with the man upstairs. 😊

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  6. Thanks for the laughs, Debby and Sally. George certainly made a point with his pickup truck lol, and I love the editing symbols, especially “wtf.” Hehehe. And great list, Sally. You can always count on Americans to boggle the mind 😀

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  8. I also used the beer for the slugs (I don’t drink it, so there you go) and love all the laughs and the interesting facts. Thanks, Debby and Sally!

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