April 9, 2005
• 2.5 million fortune cookies are consumed every day.
• Christian August Selmer, of Norway, is the longest serving public official in the world. Born in 1802, he held one elected office or another from the age of 18 until his death 1894.
• When cooking at home Americans are more likely to cook spaghetti with meat sauce than any other dish.
• While biologists have been able to determine the evolutionary need for most human facial features, there is no accepted theory for the evolution of the protruding nose.
• The average person wears a pair of pants for 22.6 months before getting rid of them.