Friday, February 15, 2008

The Phone Book

So today at work I was reading the phone book (it's for a project I'm working on) and I noticed on each page was a random fact. I wrote some of them down to share with you all. Enjoy.

1. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American Flag.
2. Most gemstones contain several elements, the notable exception is the diamond, which is all carbon.
3. The most common town names in the United States, in order, are: 1. Fairview 2. Midway 3. Oak Grove 4. Franklin 5. Riverside 6. Centerville 7. Mount Pleasant 8 Georgetown 9. Salem and 10. Greenwood
4. Butterflies taste with their feet
5. A baby blue whale is 25 feet long at birth.
6. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump
**Update** My Canadian friend Rissa informed me that No. 1 is not true, blasted misinformed phone book people ...

3 comments:

Rissa and Jared said...

The American Flag on a Canadian bill is a myth. The flag that was thought to be American is actually the Red Ensign. Just fyi!

ekb said...

I wish I got paid to read the phone book!

Cheryl said...

I'm surprised that Arlington wasn't on the list of names. Just kidding even though I've been told there is an Arlington in every state. I was raised in Arlington, AZ. Those other town names did seem very common to everyplace I've ever been! Interesting facts!