sexymamma662003 31F
3954 posts
4/25/2006 6:34 pm

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5/23/2006 6:11 pm


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 (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,

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 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

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

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified

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.

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 fanny off to jail."


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
4/26/2006 2:35 am

LMAO @ number 34...
thanks, great list!

rm_DDMM1 47M

4/26/2006 4:24 pm

This is great. Thank you!

Sanjii30 31M
1 post
4/29/2006 7:23 am

a scorpion can't kill himself.
it's my only remark.i like your list

lovegoingdown70 48M
1 post
4/29/2006 5:22 pm

Very funny list, I am passsing it to a bunch of my friends. BTW, thanks for your help on my question. Going for boxer briefs tomorrow.


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