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Index of Weeks 53 through 78
Week of 03/21/99 - 03/27/99Week of 03/28/99 - 04/03/99Week of 04/04/99 - 04/10/99
Week of 04/11/99 - 04/17/99Week of 04/18/99 - 04/24/99Week of 04/25/99 - 05/01/99
*Week of 05/02/99 - 05/08/99*Week of 05/09/99 - 05/15/99*Week of 05/16/99 - 05/22/99
*Week of 05/23/99 - 05/29/99*Week of 05/30/99 - 06/05/99Week of 06/06/99 - 06/12/99
Week of 06/13/99 - 06/19/99Week of 06/20/99 - 06/26/99Week of 06/27/99 - 07/03/99
Week of 07/04/99 - 07/10/99Week of 07/11/99 - 07/17/99Week of 07/18/99 - 07/24/99
Week of 07/25/99 - 07/31/99Week of 08/01/99 - 08/07/99Week of 08/08/99 - 08/14/99
Week of 08/15/99 - 08/21/99Week of 08/22/99 - 08/28/99Week of 08/29/99 - 09/04/99
Week of 09/05/99 - 09/11/99Week of 09/12/99 - 09/18/99
NOTE: Weeks with a * are not posted yet
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Week of 03/21/99 - 03/27/99

Old Wives Tale

Scissors

Getting scissors as a gift from a friend means the friendship will soon be cut...
unless the scissors are paid for with a small coin.





Didja Know?

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.



It's not hard to meet expenses... they're everywhere.


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Week of 03/28/99 - 04/03/99

Old Wives Tale

Spoons

If you drop a spoon with the bowl up, it means a surprise is coming.
If you drop a spoon with the bowl down, person dropping will suffer a disappointment.

Here's a couple about weddings

Accidently putting two teaspoons in one saucer means a wedding coming.
If two spoons are set in a girls saucer, she will marry twice.





Didja Know?

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.



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


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Week of 04/04/99 - 04/10/99

Old Wives Tale

Names

If you say the wrong person's name when talking,
the person who's name you said is thinking of you.




Didja Know?

The first city in history to have a million inhabitants?
London, England in 1811.



One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.


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Week of 04/11/99 - 04/17/99

Old Wives Tale

Singing

If you sing before breakfast, you will cry before supper




Didja Know?

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine.
His parents thought he might be retarded.



Somebody ought to cross ballpoint pens with coat hangers...
that way the pens will multiply instead of disappear.


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Week of 04/18/99 - 04/24/99

Old Wives Tale

Wedding Ring

If you break your wedding ring, your marriage will also be broken shortly.
(The tale doesn't specify how long "shortly" is, however)





Didja Know?

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.



When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


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Week of 04/25/99 - 05/01/99

Old Wives Tale

Sweeping

Sweep under someones feet and they will never get married.



Didja Know?

The TV dinner was introduced in 1954.



Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?


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Week of 06/06/99 - 06/12/99

Old Wives Tale

Wishing

If the clasp of a necklace works its way around to the front,
make a wish while pulling it to the back again.





Didja Know?

The average pencil can draw a line about 35 miles long.



Duct tape is like the Force.
It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.


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Week of 06/13/99 - 06/19/99

Old Wives Tale

Spider Webs

A thick pad of cobwebs applied to a cut is the quickest way to stop the bleeding.
This one actually has a basis in fact.





Didja Know?

The average adult has approximately 18 square feet of skin.



Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.


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Week of 06/20/99 - 06/26/99

Old Wives Tale

Dogs

If a dog starts barking in the house for no apparent reason,
it's because it sees a ghost.




Didja Know?

A single ounce of gold can be beaten thin enough to cover an entire acre.



Where there's a will, I want to be in it.


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Week of 06/27/99 - 07/03/99

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.




Didja Know?

The human eye can distinguish about 10 million colors.



Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. "Yes" is the answer.


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Week of 07/04/99 - 07/10/99

Old Wives Tale

Hiccups

Sucking ice cures hiccups.

Many thanx to Alessandra Picoral S. Machado of Brazil for this one





Didja Know?

The earth's crust is a layer of rock only about 40 miles thick.



If you're living on the edge, make sure you're wearing your seat belt.


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Week of 07/11/99 - 07/17/99

Old Wives Tale

Headaches

For a headache, sprinkle some brown paper with vinegar and place the paper on your head.

Many thanx to Alessandra Picoral S. Machado of Brazil for this one





Didja Know?

Most raindrops are not "rain drop" shaped.
They're usually either doughnut shaped or round.



I don't suffer from stress. I'm a carrier.


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Week of 07/18/99 - 07/24/99

Old Wives Tale

Hangovers

If you want to get over a hangover, eat as much as you can. Food will sober you up quickly.

Many thanx to Alessandra Picoral S. Machado of Brazil for this one





Didja Know?

A cold shower doesn't help cure arousal. In fact, it can actually increase it!



On a clear disk, you can seek forever.


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Week of 07/25/99 - 07/31/99

Old Wives Tale

Hiccups

Sucking ice cures hiccups.

Many thanx to Alessandra Picoral S. Machado of Brazil for this one





Didja Know?

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.



7/5ths of all people do not understand fractions


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Week of 08/01/99 - 08/07/99

Old Wives Tale

Dreams

If some one dreams about fish, someone in that family is pregnant

Many thanx to Linda Grubbs for this one





Didja Know?

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
(I wondered where all my money was going!)



I get enough exercise just pushing my luck!


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Week of 08/08/99 - 08/14/99

Old Wives Tale

Whistling

When you whistle at night, you are inviting the devil to walk with you.




Didja Know?

Sleepwalking is hereditary.



Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students!


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Week of 08/15/99 - 08/21/99

Old Wives Tale

None

We're out of old wives tales so there will be none listed this week.




Didja Know?

The Statue of Liberty was originally built for the Suez Canal.



It IS as bad as you think, and they ARE out to get you.


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Week of 08/22/99 - 08/28/99

Old Wives Tale

Birds

If a bird flies into your house, someone you know will die soon.
The most common time frame is within about six weeks.




Didja Know?

Most lipstick contains fish scales.



Laugh alone and the world thinks you're an idiot.


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Week of 08/29/99 - 09/04/99

Old Wives Tale

Wishing

If you find an eye lash on your cheek, place the lash between your finger and thumb,
make a wish, and then separate your finger and thumb.

If the lash sticks to your finger the wish will come true.
If it sticks to your thumb, it won't.

Many thanx to Valerie Evans for this one.




Didja Know?

On-third of all the fresh water on earth is in Canada.



I get enough exercise just pushing my luck!


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Week of 09/05/99 - 09/11/99

Old Wives Tale

Pregnancy

Eat lots of oranges during pregnancy, this will make the baby's skin more oily.

Many thanx to Melissa Silk for this one.



Didja Know?

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.



I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.


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Week of 09/12/99 - 09/18/99

Old Wives Tale

Pregnancy

If the cows are laying in the field, the fish aren't biting.

Many thanx to Valerie Evans for this one.




Didja Know?

Our eyes are always the same size from birth,
but our nose and ears never stop growing.



One-seventh of your life is spent on Monday!




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