Fun Facts by David Letterman

David LettermanToday is my day off, and my wife Liza and I went for a walk around our small town. During our walk, we decided to check out the grand opening of our new “Dollar Tree” store in town. I found two little goodies there – two $1.25 books: One was “Always Looking Up” – the autobiography of Michael J. Fox (which I’ve wanted to get for a while now), and the other was “Fun Facts” by David Letterman. Here are some random quotes from the latter book:

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  1. One in every three Americans loses an eye in an umbrella accident.
  2. It takes 15 chickens to make six McDonalds Chicken McNuggets.
  3. One in every 2,000 babies is born fully clothed.
  4. The average time on the eastern seaboard is 4:30 pm.
  5. If you see the glass as half full, you’re an optimist. If you see it through lenses you prescribed for yourself, you’re an optometrist.
  6. The biggest American fear is public speaking. The second is accidentally ingesting raw lamb.
  7. The equator is so long it could circle the Earth once.
  8. In the late 1920’s, the Periodic Table of elements briefly included paprika.
  9. A Freedom of Information Act request was recently filed for the government to reveal the location of the Hidden Valley Ranch.
  10. For one week in 1920, the United States Postal Service accepted bacon and other smoked meats taped to the corner of an envelope as postage.
  11. Before the advent of dental records, corpses were identified by jazz records.
  12. In Alaska, the dessert known as “baked Alaska” is called “baked here.”
  13. Prior to 1936, elevators only went up, not down.
  14. When held by a person who is more than seven feet tall, a ladle is just called a ‘spoon.’
  15. After centuries of weak sales, bumper stickers skyrocketed in popularity with the invention of the automobile.
  16. Instead of turning into a superhero, most people bitten by a radioactive spider just develop a minor rash.
  17. Conspiracy theorists believe that I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter is indeed butter.
  18. By a 20-to-1 margin, maple syrup outsells oak syrup.
  19. By law, a doctor may not use a tongue depressor to depress other parts of your body.
  20. Major League Baseball rules dictate that each season the Minnesota Twins’ roster include one set of twins.
  21. Contrary to the popular slogan, 68 percent of what happens in Vegas leads to divorce and/or bankruptcy.
  22. Thirty-seven of the 42 men elected to serve as president of the United States at one time worked as mall Santas.
  23. Thanks to a sophisticated robot developed by Japanese inventors, it now only takes one to tango.
  24. The original recipe for Animal Crackers called for each cracker to be made from the meat of the corresponding animal.
  25. The first sandwich consisted of a slice of bread with a slice on the bottom and a third on top. (pg. 12-72).

Would you like to read more Fun Facts? Let me know!


About Chris Jordan

Husband. Father. Author. Pastor. High School Bible Teacher. Follower of Jesus. And I enjoy a good cup of coffee!
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2 Responses to Fun Facts by David Letterman

  1. These are MY kind of facts! Sounds like the stuff I have told my kids 😉

  2. Rick Kiesau says:

    Very funny! Thanks

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