And now, from our Department of Irreverant Irrelevance, here is:

Subject: Little Known Facts



Between the years of 1988 and 1991, the most commonly stolen car in the United States was the 1986 Chevrolet Camaro. In fact, 1 out of every 5 Camaros built in the year of 1986 ended up being stolen. This is in sharp contrast to the least stolen car of the same period - The Dhaitsu Shanker. Of the 243 Shankers manufactured in that 4 year period, none of them were stolen. Although one was left in front of a K-mart for 5 straight hours with the engine running, and the words "Take me for a free test drive" spray-painted in red on the hood.

The original nomenclature of mental deficiency should be kept in mind when used in everyday conversation. For instance, an "idiot" is classified as a feeble-minded person who performs at the potential age of 3 years; an "imbecile" displays a mental age of 3 to 7 years; a "moron" has the potential age of between 8 to 12 years; and a "dufus" has no specific limitations in mental capacity but is aware of the subtle themes in "Baywatch".

The best known example of body shape classification was devised by American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon. In 1935 he grouped people into 3 distinct body types: Endomorph, Mesomorph, and Ectomorph. But because people had such a tough time remembering which meant what, in 1942 William devised a new system of classification - fat, skinny, and average. A system which we still use to this day.

In a recent interview with 10 prominent sex therapists, the question was posed, "What is the most important aspect in love making?" One said 'relaxation', Three said 'honesty', and a whopping Six out of Ten said 'staying awake'.

In a recent survey of newborn babies, researchers have determined the most popular boys' names. They include Michael, Matthew, Sean, Brendan, and Brian. Interestingly enough, for the third year in a row, the LEAST popular boy's name was "Lumpy".

"Hands up" was the trademark of train robber Bill Miner, who coined the phrase during his infamous career which spanned from 1869 to 1909. Interestingly enough, Bill used some other phrases before settling on "hands up". Other choices included "cheeks down", "I gotta gun, whatta you got?", and "this ain't no burrito".

William of Orange is most known as the founder of the Dutch Republic. Although such a task speaks highly of the individual, William was a most humble and modest man, and attributed his successes to the love and guidance of his parents, Gladys of Red and Myron of Yellow.

Although the cast of "The Facts of Life" went from 9 girls down to 4 throughout its seven year run on television, amazingly enough, the net weight of the cast members remained the same.

In the movie "Dances with Wolves", not one animal was inured during its filming, although there was a horse named "Dutch" who came down with a nasty case of the runs.


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