Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7

 

WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific armed their airplanes while stationed with .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measuring 27 feet before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, he went through “the whole 9 yards”, hence the term.

 

Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.

 

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

 

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

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  1. My understanding is that “the whole nine yards” derives from cement workers using a whole truckload of wet cement which carries 9 cubic yards of material. Seems the saying would come from a much more common use than those loading ammo on a warplane.

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