Romania is going to build a Dracula
theme park "where it happened," in Transylvania. Scheduled for
completion in 2003, it will include a souvenir shop selling Dracula
baseball bats and a food court (stop off for a bite). I'm sure
they're already training the employees to say
"fang you, very much."
"This won't be Disneyland," says Romania's Minister for Tourism.
"I'll say, but it still sounds Goofy."
Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly
over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas,
Confederate States, and the United States.
The King Ranch
in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
More wool comes
from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.
Texas is the
only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial
Texas boasts the
nation's largest herd of whitetail deer.
Caddo Lake is
the only natural lake in the state.
Dr Pepper was
invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco,
still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product. There is no period
after the Dr in Dr Pepper.
El Paso is
closer to Needles, California than it is to Dallas.
267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area.
More species of bats live in
Texas than in any other part of the United States.
Laredo is the
world's largest inland port.
3D Animated Flags
Courtesy of 3DFlags.com
Most people don't
know that in 1912, Hellman's Mayonnaise was manufactured in
England. The Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment
scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico that was to be the
next port of call for the great ship after New York City. The
people of Mexico eagerly awaited the first delivery and were
very upset at the news of the
sinking. They were so upset that they declared a national day
of mourning which they still observe
The Holiday is known, of course, as:
Sinko de Mayo
Lost on a rainy
night, a nun stumbles across a monastery and requests shelter
there. Fortunately, she's just in time for dinner and was
treated to the best
fish and chips
she had ever tasted.
After dinner, she went into the kitchen to thank the chefs.
She was met by two of the Brothers.
The first one says, "Hello, I am Brother Michael, and this is
Brother Charles." "I'm very pleased to meet you," replies
the nun. "I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful dinner.
and chips were the best I've ever had.
Out of curiosity, who cooked what?"
Brother Charles replied,
"Well, I'm the
She turned to the other Brother and said,
"Then you must
afraid so --
I am the chip
SONGS FROM THE
HOSPITAL "HIT PARADE"
* I'll be Sewing You.
* Red Cells in the Sunset.
* It's Spleen a Long, Long Time.
* It Had to Be Flu.
* On the Bonny Banks of Glaucoma.
* Gonna Take a Sentimental Gurney.
* The Staphs and Streps Forever.
* Old Man's Liver.
* I've Grown Accustomed to Her Brace.
* The Girl From Emphysema.
* MRI Blue?
* My Melancolicky Baby
While driving in Pennsylvania, a
family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage
obviously had a sense of humor,
because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed
"Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on oats and
grass. Caution: Do not step on exhaust."