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◥ Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother. They were both deaf.
◢ 電話的發明者貝爾從沒打過電話給妻子或岳母, 因為她們都是聾子。
◣ 小毛註: You lucky bastard.
◥ Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
◢ 燈泡的發明人愛迪生怕黑。

◥ In 1941, When Thomas Edison died, Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.
◢ 1941 年愛迪生去世時, 亨利福特把他吐出的最後一口氣裝在瓶子裡。

◥ The Persian Emperor Cyrus the Great loved his horse. When his horse drowned in a river, Cyrus sentenced the river to death.
◢ 波斯居魯士大帝甚為鍾愛他的坐騎, 當牠淹死在河中時, 居魯士判這條河死刑。

◥ Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
◢ 羅馬的加利古拉皇帝曾封他的坐騎為元老院議員。

◥ Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
◢ 達文西可以同時一手寫字一手畫畫。

◥ Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
◢ 達文西發明剪刀。 此外他花了 10 年的時間來畫蒙娜麗莎的嘴唇。

◥ Beethoven poured ice water over his head before he composed.
◢ 貝多芬作曲前必須以冷水澆頭。

◥ Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
◢ 林肯圓木 (與樂高齊名的積木玩具) 是法蘭克洛伊萊特 (古根漢美術館建築師) 的兒子發明的。

◥ Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history :- Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne ,Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
◢ 撲克牌中每張老 K 都代表歷史上某個偉大的國王。 黑桃: 大衛王。 梅花: 亞歷山大大帝。 紅心: 查理曼大帝。 方塊: 凱撒大帝。

◥ Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
◢ 英國的邱吉爾是在某個舞會的女廁裡誕生的。

◥ Prince William once flushed his dad's shoes down the toilet.
◢ 英國威廉王子曾經把他老爸的皮鞋沖下馬桶。

◥ Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth 1st's mother, had six fingers on her left hand.
◢ 伊莉莎白一世女王的母親左手有六個指頭。

◥ The queen of england has two birthdays.
◢ 英國女王有兩個生日。

◥ Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
◢ 照圖書館的杜威十進分類法編碼, 艾希莫夫是唯一在每個分類都有著作的作家。

◥ Napoleon suffered from constipation.
◢ 拿破崙長年受便秘所苦。

◥ Napoleon was terrified of cats.
◢ 拿破崙怕貓。

◥ Napolean made his battle plans in a sandbox.
◢ 拿破崙習慣在沙盤裡規劃戰略戰術。

◥ The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
◢ 萬寶路公司的第一任老闆死於肺癌。

◥ All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
◢ 所有美國總統都戴眼鏡, 只是其中有些人不喜歡在公共場合戴而已。

◥ Abe Lincoln's dog, Fido, was assassinated, too. (He was stabbed to death!)
◢ 林肯的狗跟主人一樣遭暗殺而死 (被刀戳死的)。

◥ Richard Milhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton.
◢ 尼克森是第一位名字含有 "criminal" (罪犯) 所有字母的美國總統。 第二位是柯林頓。

◥ Hilary Clinton once said We are the President.
◢ 希拉蕊曾說過 "朕是總統"。

◥ Lee Harvey Oswald was booked with mugshot number 54018.
◢ 李‧哈維‧奧斯華德 (暗殺甘迺迪的嫌犯) 的罪犯檔案照片編號是 54018。

◥ George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.
◢ 花生醬是華盛頓發明的。
◣ 小毛註: 這個喬治華盛頓不是美國國父, 是個黑人科學家。

◥ Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.
◢ 阿姆斯壯踏上月球的第一步是左腳。

◥ While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate #85.
◢ 艾爾卡邦 (美國黑手黨老大) 在惡魔島的編號是 85。

◥ Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
◢ 艾爾卡邦名片上的職業是二手家具商。

◥ Adolf Hitler was fascinated by hands. In his library there was a well-thumbed book containing pictures and drawings of hands belonging to famous people throughout history. He liked particularly to show his guests how closely his own hands resembled those of Frederick the Great, one of his heroes.
◢ 希特勒對手著迷。 他的圖書館有本經常被翻閱的書, 裡面都是歷史名人的手部照片或圖像。 他特別喜歡向賓客炫耀他與其偶像費德立克大帝的手非常相似。

◥ Hitler was claustrophobic. The large elevator leading to his Eagles nest in the Austrian Alps was mirrored so it would appear larger and more open.
◢ 希特勒有幽閉恐懼症。 他在奧地利阿爾卑斯山的鷹巢電梯裡鑲滿了鏡子, 好使得裡面看起來寬敞一點。

◥ Captain Matthew Webb of England was the first to swim the English Channel using the breaststroke.
◢ 英國的韋伯艦長是第一個用蛙式游過英吉利海峽的人。

◥ The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavour space shuttle from September 12-20, 1992.
◢ Jan Davis 和 Mark Lee 是唯一一起上過太空的夫妻檔, 他們乘奮進號太空梭於 1992 年 9 月 12~20 號進行任務。

◥ Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "E".
◢ 爾尼文森萊特寫過ㄧ本五萬字的小說, 完全沒有用到 "e" 這個字母。

◥ Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.
◢ 希區考克沒有肚臍, 因為手術時切掉了。
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