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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 (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. (Gonna try this on New Year's Eve)

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. (Not MY new grandson...I'll be there watching!!!)

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. (eewwwwwww)

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 fanny off to jail.

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5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

Well, this one is not true.

Despite long-running Internet rumors, Susan Lucci is not the daughter of comedienne Phyllis Diller. Susan Lucci was born to Jeanette and Victor Lucci.

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5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

Well, this one is not true.

That was the firts one I picked up on too. I thought 'what!?!'.:huh:

I'm not so sure about the 'passing gas damages a space suit' one either.

Edited by john doe

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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..knew this one

6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.i can believe this one lol

7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.this one one is reassuring......seriously makes me feel better.

8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.if we are going to question, is this one true

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily. (Not MY new grandson...I'll be there watching!!!)but how many of those are discovered and corrected, do they go home with the right parent (that's the important part)

11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog knew chocolate could kill a dog, didn't know why

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales. (eewwwwwww)

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.it still is lol haven't heard all the stuff about cooked maters?

17. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time, (hence, multi-tasking was invented.) knew this one

19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.had heard this before, i believe it

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.)how many ppl stopped and thought about this long enough to see if it was true? lol

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.) or that quicksand has properties of a liquid and a solid called a colloid (ketchup is one as well); or that you can make your own "quick sand" with corn starch and water

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.knew about the wife beating thing, didn't know that's where the phrase came from

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 know wonder they are great for weight loss

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher..do you know what goes into glue, that's worse than the fish scale lipstick

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