80% of the land on which modern Boston was built is landfill that didn't exist back when the Puritans first landed.

During WWI the guardians of morality became convinced that sex was a greater danger than the Kaiser's bullets. The War Department ordered every brothel within 5 miles of an army based closed. They also made America's first national sex education campaign a part of basic training for the killing fields of Europe. Unfortunately, the campaign focused on abstinence instead of safe-sex education, with the result that over 7 million man-days were lost during the war as a result of "social diseases".

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

In 1999, more households had a video game console than had a link to the Internet. The next generation of video games is expected to bring video game play into 300 million homes, making video gaming the "biggest thing" since television.

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