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Some Interesting Points!

July 21st, 2004, 04:52 PM
1. Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.

2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of

pickle the company once had.

3. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks -

otherwise it will digest itself.

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

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

6. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up

and down

continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

7. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

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

9. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

10. Every person has a unique tongue print.

11. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes.

He was albino.

12. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

13. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be

seen in the distance.

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


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

16. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few

ounces will kill a small sized dog.

17. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

18. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the

shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

19. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he

doesn't wear pants.

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

21. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with

the other at the same time.

22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by eliminating one

olive from each salad served in first class.

23. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World

War II were made of wood.

24. 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


on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case'


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

26. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with:

orange, purple, and silver!

27. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was

never a recorded

Wendy before!

28. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10

years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

29. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go

mad and sting itself to death.

30. 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.

31. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween"

was a Captain

Kirk mask painted white.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you

can't sink in quicksand.

35. 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!

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

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

38. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book

most often stolen from Public Libraries.

39. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into

space because passing

wind in a space suit damages them.

40. Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer was

not considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run

Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

July 21st, 2004, 05:19 PM
no way, i was shocked to read number 14, my god are my parents really mine?? oh no. and as far as being an astronaut, well i dont need beans to do that (im a good ol thunderbum) so i would destroy many a space suit on a daily basis :D :D :D :D :D

July 21st, 2004, 05:35 PM
That was cool ,i cant believe # 14,and the scorpion one,i live in az plenty of scorpins i will try that.............................

July 21st, 2004, 06:07 PM
heidiho, NO dont do that to the poor little scorpians, it is a little cruel. but i can see why your tempted :D

July 21st, 2004, 06:30 PM
I'm a Scorpio - getting thirsty. Think I'll go have a spot . . .

July 21st, 2004, 06:36 PM
I couldnt,but it is tempting,and we have no shortage of scorpions in arizona..

July 21st, 2004, 08:29 PM
I thought it was pretty interesting :D

July 23rd, 2004, 10:59 AM

I wanted to do the same thing w the scorpion too...... 2 ex's were scorpions

;) ;)

July 25th, 2004, 07:34 AM
Despite long-running Internet rumors, Susan Lucci is not the daughter of comedienne Phyllis Diller. The two are unrelated.

This simply demonstrates the power of the printed word. Someone writes it and 99% of the people believe it.


July 25th, 2004, 01:43 PM
I think I really believe you Woody! :D