The Groom

Michael is the son of Frank and Donna Viana of Palos Park, IL. I grew up in Hickory & Palos. I currently work at IMS, a national healthcare equipment sales, rental and leasing company, as the Director of Information Systems, GOC.

A little more about me…

Loves:  Good Food, Cooking, and Tori, of course!

Likes:  Beer, live music, beer, pulled pork, beer, computers and did I mention beer! 

Dislikes:  Olives, mushrooms and the clutter that Tori makes appear out of nowhere. – Seriously!!

Fears:

  • Circus Carnies
    • You know they smell like cabbage & have small hands.
  • Clowns
    • They are just not nice people. They scare little kids, they cause neurosis in some adults, they have big floppy feet, they try to fit too many of their kind in a car, I could go on and on.
  • Japanese imports

Favorite movies: The Fifth Element, Swingers, Brat Pack Movies, Cusack, etc…

Secret talent:  Ability to completely block out Tori’s voice. – Oh so Nice…

Interesting tidbit: 

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can actually sleep for three years.

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

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

An average American, in a whole lifetime, will spend an average of six months waiting at red lights.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

Now you know everything 


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