Jumaat, Ogos 05, 2005

Fact collection (J)

Jamaica Blue Mountain is often regarded as the best coffee in the world.
Jacksonville, Florida has the largest total area of any city in the United States. It takes up 460 square    miles, almost twice the area of Los Angeles.   

James Buchanan was certainly a good host. When England's Prince of Wales came to visit in the fall of 1860, so    many guests came with him, it's said the president slept in the hallway.  
James Madison, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, was the shortest president of the US. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest at six feet, 4 inches. 
James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, stood only five feet four inches tall and weighed less than one hundred pounds.   

James Ramsey invented a steam-driven motorboat in 1784. He ran it on the Potomac River in an event witnessed by George Washington. 
Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix all died at the young age of 27.  
Japan is the world's leading importer of iron ore.   

Japan ranks Number 3 in the world for coffee consumption.   

Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to bring the back teeth together for chewing. 
Jayne Mansfield decorated her "Pink Palace" by writing to 1,500 furniture and building suppliers and asking for free samples. She told the donors they could then brag that their goods were in her outlandish mansion. The pitch worked, and Jayne received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise.     

Jellyfish are 95% water    

Jellyfish can sense a storm 10 to 15 hrs. before it actually occurs and leaves the shore and go into the deep sea.      

Jergens Lotion was created by Andrew Jergens, a former lumberjack, in 1880.    

Jerry Garcia only had four fingers on his picking hand, he lost one of his fingers when he was a boy.    

Jerry Seinfeld's first sitcom wasn't Seinfeld. He played the governor's speechwriter on three episodes of Benson (he was fired from the job).    

Jerry West was the model for the official NBA logo. His silhouette appears dribbling a basketball.    

Jessica Tandy is the oldest winner of an Academy Award. She won the 1989 Best Actress award for Driving Miss Daisy at the age of 80 years and 9 months. She beat George Burns for that distinction by just a few months.    

Jethro Tull is not the name of the rock singer 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.      

JFK Jr. and Christine Amanapour of CNN were roommates at Brown University.    

JFK's golf clubs sold for $772,500 at a 1996 auction. The buyer was Arnold Schwarzenegger.    

Jim Delligatti, a McDonald's franchise owner in Uniontown, PA, invented the Big Mac in 1968. He originally named it the Big Mac Super Sandwich. The following year McDonald's sold it nationwide.    

Jim Henson first coined the word "Muppet". It is a combination of "marionette" and "puppet."    

Jimmu, the legendary first ruler of Japan, began his reign in the year 660. Akihito, the current emperor, is said to be the 125th direct descendant of Jimmu to rule Japan.    

Joan of Arc was actually burned alive as a witch in 1431, and only considered a saint in the 20th century. (Them folks must be pissed to hear that)    

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson died in the same year. Supposedly, Adams last words were "Thomas Jefferson survives."    

John Hancock and Charles Thomson were the only people to sign the Declaration of independence on July 4th, 1776. The last signature came five years later.    

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.    

John Milton used 8,000 different words in his poem, "Paradise Lost."    

John Paul Jones' real name was John Paul. In a letter to Benjamin Franklin, he admitted he'd killed a sailor in the West Indies and changed his name to escape punishment. The "Jones" comes from Mrs. Willie Jones of North Carolina, whom he "admired."    

John Tyler was the first president to be married in office on June 26, 1844.    

John Wayne's real name was Marion Michael Morrison.    

John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.    

Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.     

Johnson & Johnson created the Band-Aid in 1899 because Robert Wood Johnson attended a lecture concerning the prevention of infection in wounds during surgical operations. The company created the zinc oxide adhesive bandage for surgeons, and launched the consumer version, Band-Aids, in 1921.    

Joseph Priestley not only discovered oxygen, but he also discovered ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, sulphur dioxide, and nitrous oxide. He was also the first person to isolate chlorine.    

Joseph Priestly is credited with discovering oxygen, ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, sulphur dioxide, and nitrous oxide. He was also the first to isolate chlorine.    

Joseph Swan invented the light bulb in 1879, one year before Thomas Edison did. However, Swan didn't patent the idea and was widely accused of copying Edison who did patent the idea and was therefore recognized as its inventor. Swan continued to be denied recognition until some time later when it was shown that both light bulbs were produced using different processes. Edison and Swan later formed a joint company using the best of both technologies.    

Judy Scheindlin ("Judge Judy") has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.    

Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy.    

Julius Caesar was the first to encode communications, using what has become known as the Caesar Cipher.      

Julius Caesar, Martin Luther and Jonathan Swift all suffered from Ménièr's disease. It is a disorder of the hearing and balance senses causing hissing, roaring or whistling sounds to be perceived.    

Julius Caesar's autograph is worth about $2,000,000.    

Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets. Although it has a circumference of 280,000 miles compared with Earth's 25,000 Jupiter manages to make one turn in 9 hours and 55 minutes.      

Jupiter's moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the Solar System, and is larger than the planets Mercury and Pluto.    

Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.   

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