James David's Useless Facts - A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why. - In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1. - The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards. - The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms that are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate. - The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable. - Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning, "containing arsenic." - Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason. - Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten. - Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head." - Camel's milk does not curdle. - In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere. - Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants. - The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used. - All porcupines float in water. - "Hang On, Snoopy" is the official rock song of Ohio. - Did you know that there are coffee-flavored PEZ? - Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom." - If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire Town Hall, you are entitled to receive $0.10 from the town. - The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases. - Non-dairy creamer is flammable. - EEEEWWWW!!!! - The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie" (thus the name of the Don McLean song). - The only nation whose name begins with an "A," but doesn't end in an "A," is Afghanistan. - Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.