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◥ Since its founding, Apple Computer has received hundreds of angry letters claiming that its logo, an apple with a bite taken out, represents original sin.
◢ 自從創立開始, 蘋果電腦已接獲數百封憤怒的抗議信, 宣稱其 "蘋果咬一口" 的標誌代表了原罪。
◥ Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
◢ 金氏世界紀錄自己創下的世界紀錄是 "圖書館最常遭竊的書籍"。

◥ The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
◢ 以色列郵票背後的漿糊是符合猶太教飲食戒律的。

◥ The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickles the company once had.
Heinz 牌番茄醬瓶子上的數字 57 代表該公司曾有過的醬菜種類。

◥ What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? (Ans. - All invented by women.)
◢ 防彈背心、防火梯、雨刷及雷射印表機之間有何共同之處? 答案是: 其發明者都是女性。

◥ Winking at women, even to express friendship, is considered bad manners in Australia.
◢ 在澳洲對女性眨眼睛, 即使只是表達友善之意, 都是無禮的舉動。

◥ It's an insult to tip a waitress in Iceland.
◢ 在冰島給女服務生小費是一種侮辱。

◥ In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
◢ 英國議會裏的 "議會發言人" 不能發言。

◥ In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
◢ 在 1880 年代的英國, "pants" (褲子) 是髒話。

◥ Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
◢ 除了愛爾蘭以外, 全世界的風車都是逆時鐘轉的。

◥ Animal breeders in Russia once claimed to have bred sheep with blue wool.
◢ 俄羅斯的畜牧業者曾宣稱培育出藍色毛的綿羊。

◥ In Rio de Janeiro there are more plastic surgeons than public health doctors.
◢ 里約熱內盧的整形外科醫生比一般醫生還多。

◥ In Sri Lanka, when a person shakes his or her head from side to side, it means "yes."
◢ 在斯里蘭卡, 人搖頭時表示肯定。

◥ In Pakistan, it's rude to show your feet.
◢ 在巴基斯坦, 把腳露出來是無禮的舉動。

◥ Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
◢ 在巴拉圭只要雙方都註冊捐血就可以合法決鬥。

◥ The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
◢ 希臘國歌有 158 句, 沒有任何希臘人可以全部背起來。

◥ Singapore only has one train station.
◢ 新加坡只有一座火車站。

◥ A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
◢ 如果丈夫無法提供咖啡, 阿拉伯女性可以訴請離婚。

◥ On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
◢ 在加拿大的兩元鈔票上, 國會大樓上飄揚的是美國國旗。

◥ The McDonalds at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario is the only one in the world that sells hot dogs.
◢ 加拿大安大略省多倫多巨蛋有全世界唯一賣熱狗的麥當勞。

◥ It is illegal to ride a street car on Sunday if have been eating garlic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
◢ 在加拿大安大略省多倫多市, 週日如果吃完大蒜再開車上街是違法的。

◥ In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
◢ 美國大部分的州法都不把結婚戒指列入破產時的查封清單裏。 所以不管欠多少錢, 債權人都不能查扣破產者的結婚戒指。

◥ All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
◢ 五元美鈔背面的林肯紀念堂上列出了所有五十個州。

◥ The United States Postal Service assures its customers that they will not get fat licking stamps. There is no more than one-tenth of a calorie's worth of glue on every stamp.
◢ 美國郵政總局表示舔郵票絕不至於發胖, 因為每張郵票上漿糊的熱量不到 0.1 大卡。

◥ Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
◢ 緬因州是世界的牙籤之都。

◥ A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not inside the houses.
◢ 美國維吉尼亞州的法律規定浴缸必須放在院子裡, 不能放在室內。

◥ New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states.
◢ 美國紐澤西州有一座湯匙博物館, 收藏來自其他州共 5400 隻以上的湯匙。

◥ Every citizen in Kentucky is required by law to take a bath once a year.
◢ 美國肯德基州的州法規定每人每年至少必須洗一次澡。

◥ There was once a town in West Virginia called "6".
◢ 美國西維吉尼亞州以前有個小鎮名字叫做 "六"。

◥ When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
◢ 美國內布拉斯加州大學在地主場踢足球時, 體育館就成為全州第三大城市。

◥ It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska.
◢ 在美國內布拉斯加州的奧馬哈市的某些教堂裡, 打嗝或打噴嚏都是違法的。

◥ The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
◢ 賓州的最高點比科羅拉多州的最低點還要低。

◥ The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
◢ 一年中唯一不舉行職業比賽 (美國職棒大聯盟, 美國職籃, 冰上曲棍球, 職業橄欖球) 的兩天就是大聯盟明星賽的前一天及後一天。

◥ If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
◢ 1969 年 7 月 16 號實施的聯邦條例第 1211 節第 14 款規定美國公民禁止與任何外星生物或其交通工具簽訂任何合約。 你還認為政府沒接觸過外星人嗎?

◥ Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year.
◢ 超過六個月大的阿拉斯加市民每人每年可以收到一張 1000 美金的油票。

◥ The San Francisco Cable cars are the only "mobile" National Monuments.
◢ 舊金山纜車是唯一會動的國家紀念碑。

◥ A baby in Florida was named: Truewilllaughinglifebuckyboomermanifestdestiny. His middle name is George James.
◢ 美國佛羅里達州有個嬰兒被取名叫 "Truewilllaughinglifebuckyboomermanifestdestiny" (真誠意志微笑生活雄袋鼠清單命運)。 他的中間名是喬治詹姆斯。

◥ There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
◢ 拉斯維加斯的賭場裡沒有時鐘。

◥ Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.
◢ 因為動物餅乾的關係, 許多小孩到了十歲還以為熊跟長頸鹿一樣高。


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