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An ad Dr. Seuss did for Standard Oil during the 1930s. Follow the link to see some of his other work.

In no particular order, here are some trivial tidbits:

  • Spinal Tap’s amps aren’t the only things that go to 11 – Earthquakes can measure 11 or higher on the Richter scale, which has no upper limit.
  • In Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick,” Captain Ahab’s peg leg was made of ivory from the jawbone of a whale.
  • There are 225 spaces on a Scrabble board.
  • Long before “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) earned a living writing and designing ads for Standard Oil.
  • Thin Mints are the best selling Girl Scout cookie.
  • The 1942 Rose Bowl was held in Durham, N.C.
  • Charlton Heston’s real-life son portrayed the infant Moses in move “The Ten Commandments.”
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
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