Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Burgers and more Weird Facts

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

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Now for some more Weird Facts from Sally….

Here is your next list of trivia and weird facts..they may well be out of date in some cases and I cannot confirm or deny their veracity….just saying.,

The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not be fully cured for another 500 years.

In Albania, nodding your head means “no” and shaking your head means “yes.”

In 1875, the director of the U.S. Patent Office resigned, advised that his department should close, and claimed that there was nothing left to invent.

An armadillo crosses a river by holding its breath and walking across the bottom.

Every person has a unique tongue print just like a fingerprint.

Charlie Chaplin once entered a “Charlie Chaplin look-alike” contest while visiting Monte Carlo, and did not win – he only placed third.

During the middle ages, you could be accused of witchcraft if your pets disobeyed you.

Every day, Americans eat an estimated 18 acres of pizza.

Sigmund Freud had an intense fear of ferns.

In ancient Egypt, only Pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms.

On average an adult laughs 15 times a day; a child laughs 400 times.

The 100-years War lasted 116 years.

According to the Bible, there were 2 windows on Noah’s ark.

Donald Duck comics were banned from libraries in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

Disney animators used Marilyn Monroe’s body as the model for Tinkerbell.

Mosquitoes are more likely to bite you if you’ve just eaten a banana.

Q-tips were invented in the early 1920’s by Polish-born Leo Gerstenzang. The Q stands for quality.

Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins refrained from blinking in all his scenes as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

George Washington’s false teeth were made of hippopotamus ivory.

Cats have two sets of vocal cords, one for purring and one for meowing.

In 1955, a book was returned to the Cambridge University library that was 288 years overdue.

Scissors were reportedly invented by Leonardo da Vinci.

Lake Nicaragua is the only freshwater lake in the world that has sharks.

There are 450 different types of cheese in the world, and 240 come from France.

There are the same amount of dimples in an average golf ball as there are ridges in a dime

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

54 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Burgers and more Weird Facts

  1. The squirrel and the truck sign memes cracked me up. So did the Charlie Chaplin fact. And who took the time to count the dimples of a golf ball and the ridges on a dime? Seriously! Lol! Thanks for the laughs, Sally and Debby! 🙂

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  2. The squirrel one was a surprise! I loved the patent office one, and isn’t the fact about adults and children laughing sad? – thanks for doing your bit to redress it! xx

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  3. Good hip … bad hip! 😂 At a certain age, adults need a second set of vocal chords for all the grunting noises they make whenever they have to move 😂 … maybe we can use the original set for more laughing?!? 😁

    Fantastic facts, and lots of fun. Thanks for sharing, ladies! Hugs 💕🙂

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  4. Just checked the cheese one. From a Wisconsin website, it seems there are 1,800 types of cheese in the world. Another website claims that there are 700 in Britain. I also found one that said there are 1,600 types of cheese in France, leaving only 200 for the rest of the world.
    So I would say that there is some dispute about what constitutes a type of cheese.
    I wonder how much the fine was for the overdue library book?
    And I agree with Tweetie Pie about common sense!

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