- The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white. (Beam me up, Scottie!)
2. The first product Motorola developed was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola. (I bet the records got a lot of skips in it from the bumps in the road!)
3. Roses MAY be red, but violets ARE, indeed, violet.
4. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand. One should carry a stout pole while travelling in quicksand country...when placed under one's back, it helps one to float out of the quicksand. (Remember this the next time you plan your vacation there!)
5. Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.
6. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to digest a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. (Mmm, diet food.) (Too bad it tastes like celery!)
7. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest. (Now this would give one an identity crisis, no?)
8. In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than one hundred years before either moon was discovered.
9. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying! (Double your pleasure, double your fun!)
10. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." For that matter, Sherlock Holmes never existed in the first place. But the address where he supposedly lived, 221B Baker Street, still gets a lot of fan mail. I am told that there is a desk there that has the sign "Secretary to Mr. Holmes".