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Useless facts

Cheryl Ladd (of Charlie's Angels fame) played the voice, both talking and
singing, of Joise in the 70s Saturday morning cartoon "Josie and the

Lynyrd Skynard was the name of the gym teacher of the boys who went on to
form that band. He once told them, "You boys ain't never gonna do nothin'."

M & M's were developed so that soldiers could eat candy without getting
their fingers sticky.

Richard Nixon's favorite drink was a dry martini.

The Grateful Dead were once called The Warlocks.

The license plate number of the Volkswagon that appeared on the cover of the
Beatles Abbey Road album was 281F.

Pinocchio was made of pine.

An ant lion is neither an ant nor a lion.

Jethro Tull is not the name of the rock singer/flautist responsible for such
songs as "Aqualung" and "Thick as a Brick." Jethro Tull is the name of the
band. The singer is Ian Anderson. The original Jethro Tull was an English
horticulturalist who invented the seed drill.

Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on
the never- aired pilot show. His first name was Willy.

The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was
mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the

The Professor's real name was Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann's last name was Summers
and Mrs. Howell's maiden name was Wentworth.

Neck ties were first worn in Croatia.

Alma mater means bountiful mother.
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Neck ties were first worn in Croatia.
heeey! i was born in what is now known as croatia! interesting... maybe one of my ancestors invented it!

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