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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:28 pm    Post subject: 60 Things You Might Not Have Known Reply with quote

1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties
of pickle the company once had.

3. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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

5. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp
paper.

6. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

7. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and
down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

8. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

9. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a
mate.

10. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

11. A 2x4 is 1-1/2 x 3-1/2

12. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

13. Every person has a unique tongue print.

14. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He
was albino.

15. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

16. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be
seen in the distance.

17. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents
daily.

18. John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham
Lincoln's son.

19. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

20. Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate effects a dogs heart and
nervous system, a few ounces enough to kill a small sized dog.

21. Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

22. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If
captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for
escape.

23. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

24. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the
shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

25. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't
wear pants.

26. Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like
Sue-ice.

27. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

28. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the
other at the same time.

29. During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their
laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the
extremely high costs in California during these boom years it was
deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.

30. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive
from each salad served in first class.

31. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War
II were made of wood.

32. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
Side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

33. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and lower,
because in the time when all original print had to be set in
individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on
top
of the case that stored
the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

34. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

35. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange,
purple, and silver!

36. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar
bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

37. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was
never a recorded Wendy before!

38. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World
War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

39. There are four cars and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10
dollar bill.

40. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, also, it took him 10 years
to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

41. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

42. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down
so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

43. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you
have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without
being able to make change for a dollar.

44. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in
the USA'

45. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was
actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

46. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

47. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law
which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything
wider than your thumb.

48. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record
player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the
market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

49. Roses MAY Be red, but violets ARE, indeed, violet.

50. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't
sink in quicksand.

51. Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

52. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a
piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

53. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look
alike contest.

54. In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the
two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and
speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon
was

discovered.

55. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

56. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said Elementary, my dear Watson.

57. An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to
take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

58. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.

59. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

60. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from Public Libraries.
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Jeffrey Dahmer



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty cool

sucks 4 female ferrets,and i thought i knew some desperate girls,i guess it could always be worse lol
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those are really cool but i didnt find you dollar bill facts to be creditable
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Jeffrey Dahmer



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
those are really cool but i didnt find you dollar bill facts to be creditable


i didnt find your spelling creditable lol,jk
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