Trivia

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Coloman, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT PROBABLY DON'T............

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

    2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp 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 7UP 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. War! ren 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.

    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.

    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, m! ulti-tas king 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
     
  2. fish

    fish Active Member

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    There is one there that took me by surprise, Susan Lucci is Phillis Diller's daughter.
     

  3. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Interesting........:)
     
  4. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    #33 is just common sense.
    And Beans before any public appearance can also be damaging unless your needing a little extra room on an elevator..
     
  5. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    That is some very interesting information. Thank you!

    Ray
     
  6. MUDHOLE KID

    MUDHOLE KID New Member

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    you must be kin to Cliff Claven
     
  7. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    very neat and interesting stuff in that post.
     
  8. wpsatisfide

    wpsatisfide New Member

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

    dosnt surprise me at all. I read many books and I always find mispelled words. Editors must have an easy job.
     
  9. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Sorry, but after only about 30 seconds of looking up those "facts, I found several incorrect, such as #5 & 8. It casts a long doubt as to the rest of them.

    Snopes regularly checks myths such as these and list those found to be false, or in some cases true.
     
  10. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    23 and 29 are false.
     
  11. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    #5 isn't correct, Phyllis Diller isn't Susan Lucci's mother, (Fact).
    Howdy Bill. :)



     
  12. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    #1 is also wrong Money is made from Linen
     
  13. redneckdrum

    redneckdrum New Member

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    WHAT! Astronauts can't fart? I wonder if NASA makes 'em take Beano.