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+ Lots of people like to rent a limousine for special events – proms, weddings, reunions, whatever. There’s one that’s not available to the public, though: the world’s longest limo, found (where else?) in California. The Cadillac is 100 feet long, has 26 wheels and comes equipped with a king-size waterbed and a swimming pool with – seriously! – a diving board. I wonder what kind of a special certification you need to drive such a monstrosity.

+ It was Henry David Thoreau who made the following sage observation: “Men have become the tools of their tools.”

+ The people who make Guinness beer, in a study of drinking habits, found that men who have mustaches lose a total of 162,000 pints of beer every year in their facial hair. Those with beards, of course, lose even more.

+ Have you ever been to a tonsorialist? If you’re a man, chances are you have. “Tonsorialist” is just a fancy word for “barber.”

+ In the early 1960s, the decision makers at NBC considered Bob Newhart, Jackie Gleason, Joey Bishop and Groucho Marx to replace Jack Paar before finally settling on Johnny Carson as the new host of “The Tonight Show.”

+ Here’s an interesting tidbit for chocolate lovers: 30 million Hershey kisses are made every single day.

+ Think a four-leaf clover is lucky? How about an 18-leaf clover? A lucky man named Shigeo Obara found one in Hanamaki, Japan, in 2002 – a Guinness World Record.

+ According to recent poll of British college students, 80 percent of freshman and sophomore men in the British Isles have never done laundry in their lives.

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Thought for the Day: “Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.” – Ray Romano

(c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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