Tuesday, May 18, 2010

34 Things you never knew - And probably never needed to know

These are just fun to know.....

> 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.

> 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 DaVinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at
> the same time hence, multitasking 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 DaVinci 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. OJ 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'.

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