The average Englishman, in his home he calls his castle, puts on his national costume - A shabby Raincoat patented by Charles MacIntosh of Glasgow, Scotland. He drives a car fitted with tyres invented by John Boyd Dunlop of Dreghorn, Scotland. At the office he receives his mail with adhesive stamps which, although they bear the queen of England`s head, were invented by John Chambers of Dundee, Scotland. During the day he uses the telephone, Invented by Alexander Graham Bell of Edinburgh, Scotland. At home in the evening he watches his daughter ride her bicycle, invented by Kilpatrick MacMillan, A Blacksmith from Dumfries, Scotland. He watches the news on television which was invented by John Logie Baird of Helensburough Scotland and hears an item about the U.S. Navy founded by John Paul Jones of Kirkbean, Scotland. He has now been reminded too much of Scotland, and in desperation picks up the Bible, only to find that the first man mentioned in the good book is a Scot - King James VI - more...
What do Alexander the Great and Kermit the Frog have in common? Their middle name.
(The PBS "American Masters" series did a show on Mort Sahl, who had
these anecdotes about Alexander Haig:)
Haig offered Sahl a Cuban cigar, whereupon Sahl wondered how an
anti-communist such as Haig could be supporting Cuba by smoking their
cigars. Haig replied that he preferred to think of it as burning their
crops to the ground.
Sahl and Haig were discussing Henry Kissinger. Sahl mentioned that, of
course, Kissinger could not be the US President since he was not born
in the US. Haig said, no, that's a common misconception, Kissinger was
born in the US. "How did he get that accent?" asked Sahl. Haig
replied, "From never listening to anybody."
ALEXANDER The Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon were watching a military parade in Moscow. Alexander could not take his eyes off the tanks.' If I had chariots like these,' he said,' I could have conquered the whole of Asia.'
Caesar eyed the missiles and said,' With such arrows, I could have ruled the world.'
Napoleon glanced up from a copy of Pravda and said,' With a newspaper like this, no one would even have heard of Waterloo!'
The country called the Land of Rising Sun is Japan
Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest
The volcano Vesuvias is located in Italy
The country known as the Suger Bowl of the world is Cuba
The length of the Suez Canal is 162.5 kilometres
The lowest point on earth is the coastal area of Dead Sea
The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of Nepal
The largest ocean of the world is the Pacific ocean
The largest bell in the world is the Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow
The biggest stadium in the world is the Strahov Stadium, Prague
The world's largest diamond producing country is South Africa
Australia was discovered by James Cook
The first Governor General of Pakistan is Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Dublin is situated at the mouth of River Liffey
The earlier name of New York city was New Amsterdam
The Eiffel tower was more...