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Index of Weeks 1 through 26
Week of 03/22/98 - 03/28/98Week of 03/29/98 - 04/04/98Week of 04/05/98 - 04/11/98
Week of 04/12/98 - 04/18/98Week of 04/19/98 - 04/25/98Week of 04/26/98 - 05/02/98
Week of 05/03/98 - 05/09/98Week of 05/10/98 - 05/16/98Week of 05/17/98 - 05/23/98
Week of 05/24/98 - 05/30/98Week of 05/31/98 - 06/06/98Week of 06/07/98 - 06/13/98
Week of 06/14/98 - 06/20/98Week of 06/21/98 - 06/27/98Week of 06/28/98 - 07/04/98
Week of 07/05/98 - 07/11/98Week of 07/12/98 - 07/18/98Week of 07/19/98 - 07/25/98
Week of 07/26/98 - 08/01/98Week of 08/02/98 - 08/08/98Week of 08/09/98 - 08/15/98
Week of 08/16/98 - 08/22/98Week of 08/23/98 - 08/29/98Week of 08/30/98 - 09/05/98
Week of 09/06/98 - 09/12/98Week of 09/13/98 - 09/19/98
NOTE: Weeks with a * are not posted yet
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Week 03/22/98 - 03/28/98

Old Wives Tale

Itching palms

Itching palm(s) means money will be crossing them:

    If the right palm itches, you will be getting money.
    If the left palm itches, you will be spending money.



If Barbie was life size, her measurements would be: 39-23-33.



It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.


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Week of 03/29/98 - 04/04/98

Old Wives Tale

Ringing ears

Ringing ear(s) means someone is talking about you:

    If the right ear rings, they are saying good about you.
    If the left ear rings, they are saying bad about you.



Some species of ants can live up to 16 years.



Insurance covers everything except what happened.


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Week of 04/05/98 - 04/11/98

Old Wives Tale

Chills

A chill down your spine means that someone just walked over your (future) grave.



Mosquitoes don't like citronella because it irritates their feet.



He who dies with the most toys is, nevertheless, dead.


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Week of 04/12/98 - 04/18/98

Old Wives Tale

Birthmarks
(There are bunches of explanations - here's a few:)
And, they're all your mother's fault!




The footprint of a raccoon looks exactly like a small human handprint.



NEWS FLASH: Suicidal twin accidently kills brother!


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Week of 04/19/98 - 04/25/98

Old Wives Tale

Washing Dishes

If you get your stomach wet when you wash dishes,
That means that you're going to marry a drunk.

(or tummy or chest or knees or... depends how tall you are - anyway, the part that leans against the counter)



Didja Know?
The zipper was invented in 1893....for use in shoes.



Guns don't kill people...it's those silly little bullets!


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Week of 04/26/98 - 05/02/98

Old Wives Tale

Sneezes

If you sneeze on Thursday, you will get a new pair of shoes.

If you smother a sneeze, your eyeballs will pop out.




Didja Know?
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph.



I couldn't decide between these two so here they both are:

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Even if you DID understand women, you'd never believe it.


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Week of 05/03/98 - 05/09/98

Old Wives Tale

Money

If you see a red bird and say "money before the week is through" before it is out of sight, you will get money before the end of the week.




Didja Know?
Pirates thought they improved their eyesight by wearing an earring in a pierced ear.



Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.


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Week of 05/10/98 - 05/16/98

Old Wives Tale

Shivers

If a person shivers in the morning when getting out of bed, they will have bad luck for the rest of the day.
However, shivering when going to bed means a night of pleasant dreams.




Didja Know?
You lose approximately 40% of your body heat through your head.



It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.


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Week of 05/17/98 - 05/23/98

Old Wives Tale

Washing

If you wash a baby's hands before it's first birthday, it washes away the good luck;



Didja Know?
Flies can get athlete's foot (and they've got six of them!).



If you think nobody cares you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.


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Week of 05/24/98 - 05/30/98

Old Wives Tale

Itching Eyes

If your eye itches, it means that someone is coming to visit:

    If the right eye itches, a man will visit.
    If the left eye itches, a woman will visit.




Didja Know?
Wyatt Earp, the legendary lawman, was once kicked out of California for horse-stealing.



Due to a shortage of devoted followers, the production of great leaders has been discontinued.


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Week of 05/31/98 - 06/06/98

Old Wives Tale

Itching Nose

If your nose itches, it means someone is thinking of you.

If the left side itches, the thoughts are just plain old ordinary
If the right side itches, someone is thinking sexual thoughts about you

(Many thanks to Daniella Newell for the submission)



Didja Know?
All the continents are wider on the north end than on the south end?

Why? Nobody really knows!



Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you.
They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them.


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Week of 06/07/98 - 06/13/98

Old Wives Tale

Visitors

If a spoon drops on the floor pointed toward the door it means a stranger is coming to visit

(I assume 'pointed toward the door' means the handle...it wasn't specified)



Didja Know?

The Cinderella castle was based on
this real castle in



Neuschwanstein, Germany
(I THINK I spelled the name right).




If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.


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Week of 06/14/98 - 06/20/98

Old Wives Tale

Smiles

When an infant smiles for no apparent reason it means the angels are talking to him/her.




Didja Know?

Yaks give pink milk.




Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


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Week of 06/21/98 - 06/27/98

Old Wives Tale

Killing Critters

Killing a spider in the house will surely bring bad luck upon the house.

This one also applies to crickets but, unlike the spiders (avoid killing...),
it's supposed to bring GOOD luck to have a cricket in the house.

Anyway, the cricket might be Jiminy Cricket!

These are actually more in the superstition area but...




Didja Know?

Tarantulas can live for up to two and a half years without food.




Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.


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Week of 06/28/98 - 07/04/98

Old Wives Tale

Visitors

If you drop the dish cloth on the floor you will have a visitor before it dries.



Didja Know?

Pigs can catch the swine flu from humans.

PAYBACK!



We may be lost, but we're making really good time!


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Week of 07/05/98 - 07/11/98

Old Wives Tale

Marriage

If two women (or girls) pull a chicken wishbone under the table,
the one with the larger side will marry a man who has
already been married.



Didja Know?

Full grown grizzly bears can bite through 1/2 inch steel!




Cross the river THEN insult the aligator.


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Week of 07/12/98 - 07/18/98

Old Wives Tale

Brooms

If you sweep outside at night you will end up married or in jail.
Sweep someones feet and they will have bad luck.




Didja Know?

Characters on sitcoms almost never say goodbye when hanging up the phone.




When all is said and done, too many people keep on saying and doing.


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Week of 07/19/98 - 07/25/98

Old Wives Tale

Haircuts

If you cut a baby boy's hair before he is a year old, he will lose all his strength.

(Even if his name is not Samson!)



Didja Know?

The venom of a black widow spider is more potent than that of a rattlesnake.




One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people.


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Week of 07/25/98 - 08/01/98

Old Wives Tale

Teething

If you let a baby look in a mirror before he cuts his first tooth, it will make his teething hard.




Didja Know?

98% of American homes have at least one television.




Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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Week of 08/02/98 - 08/08/98

Old Wives Tale

Spiders

Killing a spider will make it rain
(a form of bad luck? - See Week of 06/21/98 - 06/27/98).

If a spider drops on you from a roof, you will soon receive money.




Didja Know?

The giant spider crab of Japan has claws up to 9 feet long?
(Talk about a crab feast!)



Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.


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Week of 08/09/98 - 08/15/98

Old Wives Tale

Kissing

If you get a hair in your mouth, it means you're going to kiss a fool.



Didja Know?

Chop Suey was invented in California?



A day without sunshine is like night.


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Week of 08/09/98 - 08/15/98

Old Wives Tale

Luck

Put your left sock and/or shoe on first for good luck.



Didja Know?

A frog will suffocate if it keeps its mouth open too long.
(Too bad that's not true for politicians!)



Forgive your enemies, but remember their names!


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Week of 08/23/98 - 08/29/98

Old Wives Tale

Singing

Sing before breakfast and have sorrow before nightfall.



Didja Know?

The only 'precious stones' are diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.




Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?


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Week of 08/30/98 - 09/05/98

Old Wives Tale

Cats

If a cat runs about wildly or claws the carpets and cushions, a wind is coming.
If a cat washes over it's ears, it is foretelling rain.
If a cat sits with its back to the fire, a frost is coming.



Didja Know?

St. Vincent, the patron saint of wine, was a teetotaller.
(against drinking alcohol in any form for any reason)




The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes!


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Week of 09/06/98 - 09/12/98

Old Wives Tale

Chairs

If a nurse accidently overturns a chair in the ward, a new patient will arrive shortly.




Didja Know?

The Pilgrims wouldn't eat lobsters because they thought they were giant insects.



Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it.


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Week of 09/13/98 - 09/19/98

Old Wives Tale

Nose

A blue vein across the bridge of a person's nose is a sign
that the person will likely die of drowning.




Didja Know?

A rat can gnaw through concrete up to 2 feet thick!



If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?




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