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shible
03-25-2008, 07:27 AM
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40 Things You Might Not Know



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


12. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who
had red eyes. He was albino.


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


14. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small
red car can be seen in the distance.


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. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing
up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing
the shark to explode.


18. Most lipstick contains fish scales.


19. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland
because he doesn't wear pants.


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


21. 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.


22. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and
draw with the other at the same time.


23. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out
during World War II were made of wood.


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


25. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter
Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!


26. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme
with: orange, purple and silver!


27. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it
took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.


28. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make
it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.


29. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original
"Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.


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. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your
back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought
this list was completely useless).


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. American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by
eliminating one olive from each salad served in first
class.


34. 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


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. Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible
computer wasn't considered a hundred percent
compatible unless it could run Microsoft's
Flight Simulator game..


40. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before
they go into space because passing wind in a space
suit damages them.



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03-25-2008, 12:33 PM
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18. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Glad i dont wear that then :ooh:

26. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme
with: orange, purple and silver!
Orange: Door Hinge
Purple: Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter)
Silver: Liver

28. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make
it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Keep some liquor in Pakistan just incase then.

36. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you
from crying!
Thanks for the tip :thumbs_up will use when i cook
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mutlib
03-25-2008, 07:45 PM
gr8 share brother
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MustafaMc
03-26-2008, 01:39 AM
Originally Posted by shible
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7. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
Lucci's father, Victor, was a first-generation American. Phyllis Diller, contrary to various internet rumors, is not her mother
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Na7lah
03-26-2008, 01:55 AM
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

*shocked*

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

eeeewww!!!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you
from crying!


really?? who wants to try this out?

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified
kosher.


lol
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Nájlá
03-27-2008, 08:25 AM
tnx for the share
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Souljette
03-27-2008, 03:02 PM
I"m definitely tryin #36 outtt..loll..i was cryin soo mch today..jst cuz of the onions..lol..i tld my mom tht rite now abt #36 she luks at me like this :S
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FatimaAsSideqah
03-27-2008, 03:21 PM
As Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

18. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
+o( really??!

I will checking the ingredients when I am going to buy one.
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shible
03-28-2008, 06:46 PM
Well Unfortunately ,

Most of my posts where gone due to the crash.

So, thought of posting something a bit different from the normal threads happening.
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fatima_01
03-30-2008, 05:03 PM
lol these are goood
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waji
03-30-2008, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by AhLÄÄM
:salamext:
Glad i dont wear that then :ooh:
sister i have heard that they use tortoise egg to make it sticky

Originally Posted by AhLÄÄM
Keep some liquor in Pakistan just incase then.
what do u mean ^^^ by this

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Asper
03-30-2008, 06:11 PM
Actually, a few of these are just myths or just indetermineable as to if they are true. For instance:

Ducks' echo DOES quack! :p

Charles Leiper Grigg (the inventor of 7up soda) wasn't an In photographs (albeit black and white ones), he appears normally pigmented, and we've yet to encounter a biography of him that makes any mention of his displaying traits of albinism. (By the way, though it is possible for an albino to have reddish or violet eyes, most people with that condition have blue eyes, and some have hazel or brown eyes.)


Scorpions are immune to their own sting. Just like any animal is immune to it's own deadly venoms and whatnot.

Lying down in the way they describe does not stop you from sinking in quick sand. It merely slows down the process.

Anything causing you to breathe through your mouth rather than nose (such as chewing gum!) will cause your eyes not to water.


A politician wanted to ban Donald Duck cartoons strictly because reduced production would lessen the burden of some budget or other. Not because of his pantslessness :p



The Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are currently housed in the National Archives. All three are written on parchment, not hemp paper. Parchment is treated animal skin, typically sheepskin. The Declaration was inked with iron gall ink. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory was commissioned to create a system to monitor the physical status of all three. The Charters of Freedom Monitoring System took digital photos of each sheet of parchment in 1987, each document divided into one-inch squares. Over time, the photos are retaken and compared to the original to look for signs of deterioration. Before the charters were recently reencased for display, a small tear in the Declaration was repaired by adding Japanese paper to the gap. This is the only paper in any of the documents. This is not to say that a copy of any of the documents was never written on hemp paper - just not the copies we see in the Archives Rotunda.
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03-31-2008, 08:48 PM
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Nice, thanks for sharing.

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