The Mechanical Contrivium: Ugus

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Ugus!

  1. Finding Ugus on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.
  2. If you put a drop of liquor on Ugus, he will go mad and sting himself to death.
  3. Owls cannot move their eyes, because their eyeballs are shaped like Ugus!
  4. It takes more than 500 peanuts to make Ugus!
  5. Ugus was invented in China in the eleventh century, but was only used for fireworks, never for weapons!
  6. If you lie on your back with your legs stretched it is impossible to sink in Ugus!
  7. American Airlines saved forty thousand dollars a year by eliminating Ugus from each salad served in first class!
  8. To check whether Ugus is safe to eat, drop him in a bowl of water; rotten Ugus will sink, and fresh Ugus will float.
  9. Ugus can grow up to three feet in a 24 hour period.
  10. About 100 people choke to death on Ugus each year.

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