I promised…so, can you pick out the truth? Or will you fail?
Here we go!
1. The Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903 was 1 foot shorter than the length of the cargo bay of a C-5 Galaxy cargo plane.
No NCAA basketball team from a school located in its state’s capitol has ever won the national championship.
2. The majority of polar bears are left-handed (or, left-pawed).
A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s.
3. Regular milk doesn’t have as much protein as Chocolate milk.
The body doesn’t absorb cold water as well as it does “luke-warm”/hot water (closer to the body’s natural temperature, 98.6).
4. It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile, but just barely.
Though many people think that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body, it’s actually more accurate to say that the jaw muscle is the strongest.
5. In certain countries there are specific laws when it comes to naming your children – in Germany and Iceland you can’t name your child anything that doesn’t indicate the child’s gender.
Argentina has no such law, and after winning the World Cup in 1986, the tournament in which Diego Maradona had what’s known as the “Goal of the Century” there was a record number of both boys and girls being named Diego after him.
6. Donald Duck was, in fact, banned in Finland, but not because he doesn’t wear pants. Certain officials at the time didn’t like the fact that Donald and Daisy weren’t married. The ban was short lived, as they were eventually overruled.
In local elections in Iceland, the campaign promises of one candidate included building a Disneyland. He won.
7. Johns Hopkins University has been asked, in the past, to join the Ivy League. They have, however, declined because they don’t want to share their research grants or give up the ability to grant lacrosse scholarships.
The term “Ivy League” used to refer only to the sports programs of those schools, because they were Division I.
8. President Harry Truman’s middle name is just S. Therefore, it’s incorrect when it’s written out with a period after the letter, like so: Harry S. Truman.
President Warren Harding was arguably one of the worst presidents in U.S. history, but he had still planned to run for office again, because he felt that he could learn from his mistakes.
I think these are good for now. If we need a tie-breaker, I have a few thoughts. So, have at it, and whoever guesses the most correctly, wins!