Thursday, September 06, 2007

It's Raining Facts! Hallelujah!

  • Word to Your Mother: The hip-hop term "homeboy" is derived from the French word "homme" meaning "home" or "neighborhood." Similarly, this is also where the slang terms "da hood" and "hoodie" come from.

  • Just as many seafood restaurants let you pick your own lobster from a tank, several "authentic" Mexican restaurants allow you to choose your own live chicken from a coop for their signature dish, pico de gallo.

  • Who Is the Real Spoiler? Spoilers can increase the speed of automobiles by 20% to 30% without using more gas. Both the EPA and Greenpeace have urged that all cars on the road be retro-fitted with these energy-saving devices, but they have met with resistance from conservative consumers more concerned with the aesthetic appearance of their vehicle than saving the environment.

  • Your fingers and toes never stop growing throughout your entire life.

  • Since trichinosis and salmonella have been eradicated from uncooked pork through industrial farming techniques, tasty raw bacon dishes have been appearing on sushi menus throughout the United States.

  • Movie critics recently voted Steven Seagal, son of actor George Segal, as the Best Caucasian Martial Artist of the Decade.

  • Whoa, Nelly! Unicycles are the only wheeled vehicles that cannot coast downhill.


Pops said...

As an addendus/ae to your fact pertaining to car spoilers you left out one crucial point. The Environmental Protraction Association said (in an official letter to Al Gore's old running mate Walter Mondale) that spoilers could increase speed and save on gas IF used in tandem with a car hood bra. Not sure what you have against the car bra, but I'll bet it has something to do with a certain Iowa Attorney General being entrapped in a bus station. We out here in electronically wired together land would appreciate full disclosure and not picking and choosing facts to skew for your own political agenda. Thanks.

Jon Black and Britt Bergman said...

Dear pops,

Thanks for your comment! Although the car bra, or "sports bra" gained in popularity after a certain notorious wardrobe malfunction by Brandy Chastain during the Women's Olympic World Cup of 2001, the fact remains that no indisputable scientific evidence links the car bra to the decline of global warming in this same period, unlike the glasspack muffler and ground effects. Thanks again for your comment!

walrus1960 said...

George Segal is not the father of martial arts/"actor" Stephen Seagal.
Stephens father was a math teacher from Lansing Mich.