Did You Know?
I asked someone where the saying 420 came from. I know it’s used as a euphemism for smoking weed, but where did it come from? One of my friends said that it was Hitler’s birthday, another person said it was the day that Columbine happened, but no one knew for sure. So I looked it up, and apparently the earliest known reference of 420 was in 1971 when a group of high school students used the term as a time to meet up and smoke. So 420 is now a generic for someone saying they like to use marijuana. Who knew? So here’s some other shit that I thought was interesting.
In Los Angeles, it’s a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.
The Bible is the world’s best-selling book, and also the most shoplifted.
On eBay, someone paid $14,000 for the bra Marilyn Monroe wore in Some Like It Hot. $14,000 for a used bra – eww.
When we raise our drinks in a “toast” – which means to wish good health – we’re doing something that started in ancient Rome, when a piece of toasted bread was dropped into wine.
Fresh urine is cleaner than spit or the skin on your face because healthy pee is not home to bacteria. So next time you wash your face, stick it in the toilet bowl. I’m kidding.
Women fart three times more often than men. I guess that’s why people say men are full of shit.
Before toilet paper, public restrooms in ancient Rome provided a sponge soaked in salt water on the end of a stick. What a refreshing idea.
Joan Crawford’s real name was Lucille Fay LeSueur, just doesn’t have that same divaness quality, does it? With a name like Winona Laura Horowitz, would you expect anything other than shoplifting from Winona Ryder?
Boy Scouts are called a troupe and a group of geese is called a gaggle, but did you know that a group of police is called a posse and a group of writers is called a worship?
Two of Sheryl Crow’s front teeth are fake; she had them knocked out when she tripped onstage earlier in her career. Too bad no one told her she lost her talent too.
Max Von Sydow, probably best known as the exorcist in The Exorcist, plays Jesus Christ in The Greatest Story Ever Told and Satan in Needful Things, and is the only actor to play both roles.
Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV. Initially, the network didn’t want to air any music by black artists. In 2002, Jackson said during an interview, “I have been the artist with the longest career and I am so proud and honored to be chosen from heaven to be invincible.” Lock up your children – the ego has landed!
During a scene in The Sound of Music, an orange box is clearly seen to be stamped with the words “Produce of Israel” – odd, because the film was set in 1938, 10 years before Israel was founded.
In Billings, Montana, the dumbest criminal alive walked into a corner store with a shotgun and demanded all the money from the cash register. After the cashier put the money in the bag, the robber demanded the bottle of Scotch he saw behind the counter. The cashier refused to hand over the Scotch because he didn’t believe the man was 21. The robber swore he was, but the clerk still refused. Finally, the robber handed over his ID to prove he was 21. As soon as he left, the man called the police and gave them the name and address of the robber, who was arrested two hours later.
You don’t sweat evenly under each arm. Right-handed people sweat more under their left arms and it’s the right arm that gets sweatier for left-handed people. Hot, huh?
Alanis Morissette had this to say about her music, “I listen to my records and I think, “Wow, these are really great appetizers. I haven’t even considered what I’m going to order for the full entree meal yet.” Thank God we no longer have her on our menu.
In San Francisco it’s illegal to wipe your car with used underwear.
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– Dylan Vox