Thursday, June 18, 2009

Useless Facts for Your Opening Statement

An opening statement can set the tone for the entire trial. Unfortunately, many attorneys have trouble creating effective ones. As the nation's leading legal blawg based on a poll I just made up, we at the Nutmeg Lawyer have a duty to help our readers become better litigators. We are here to help. Our research indicates that too many attorneys get concerned with "relevant facts". Facts are facts. Why do they have to be relevant? As such, we would like to provide you with some facts you can use to pepper into your opening arguments and cross examinations. For example: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the plastic things on the ends of shoelaces are called aglets. Also, my client is innocent. So congratulations! I am about to give you the keys to a successful legal career. A golden ticket, if you will. Go ahead. Put a down payment down on that Porsche. These nuggets of information are guaranteed gold. You can also use them for job interviews or during your networking efforts at cocktail parties. Use them wisely. With great power comes great responsibility. ________________________________________

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. .

On the cartoon show 'The Jetsons', Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15

In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.

A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The real name of the "I've fallen and I can't get up" lady is Edith Fore.

Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of "Helen" on "The Jeffersons."

The lead singer of The Knack, famous for "My Sharona," and Jack Kevorkian's lead defense attorney are brothers, Doug & Jeffrey Feiger.

To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.So did the first 'Marlboro Man'.

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

A tap of the gavel to Dave at Precision Mold Base where you can find a complete list of useless facts.

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