A list of things you may or may not have known

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by FS Driver, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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

    2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper

    3. The dot over the letter i is called a "tittle".

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

    5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

    6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

    7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

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

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

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

    11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog and grapes will cause damage to their kidneys.

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

    13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww)

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

    15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

    16. 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.

    17. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time hence, multi-tasking was invented.

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

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

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

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

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

    23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

    24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white.

    25. 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 (good to know.)

    26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you
    can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)

    27. 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.

    28. 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.

    29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!

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

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

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

    33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it. I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS!


    34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart: "Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she's behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her off to jail."
     
  2. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Good stuff Darryl thanks for sharing!!
     

  3. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    If 29 is true. I need to eat that by the ton.LOL.
     
  4. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    "13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww) "

    I wonder if the cross-dressing members of PETA know that?????

    Smitty
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Darryl. Some good info. Interesting. Much appreciated.:smile2:
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Reallt interesting stuff ,Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Thanks for taking the time Darryl, enjoyed it.
    :smile2:
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Good information .Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. whiskers77

    whiskers77 New Member

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    haha, great stuff, thanks for sharing!
     
  10. Ardiva

    Ardiva New Member

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    Angelkitty New Member

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    thanks for sharing.
     
  12. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Thank you for sharing!:cool2:
     
  13. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    ardiva your right snopes has that listed as false too!!!!
    nice catch ! thanks.
    i got this in an email and wanted to share as some of this seemed pretty interesting.
     
  14. Ardiva

    Ardiva New Member

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    The others are quite interesting for sure. :)
     
  15. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Those are neat. I love stuff like that