34 Things you should know but probably dont..

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  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Mindless entertainment [​IMG] - Enjoy!



    34 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT PROBABLY DON'T (or forgot)


    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 "title".
    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. (have to try that one)
    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. (unbelieveable)
    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 and grapes will cause
    damage to their kidneys.
    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 made20up 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."
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hemp is the common name for plants of the entire genus Cannabis not specifically marijuana. However the US FDA doesn't separate the non-drug hemps from the drug hemps.
     
  3. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    hahahahaha
    love these...
    Some of them I actually knew....I use to have a book....It was all kinds of worthless information type of stuff....And some of those things were in there....
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I like it. I got a laugh out of several of them.
     
  5. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.


    Wikipedia states:

    Susan Lucci was born to Jeanette and Victor Lucci on December 23, 1946. She attended Garden City High School in Garden City, New York, graduating in 1964. She then attended Marymount College at Fordham University, and graduated from Marymount in 1968.


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  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Interesting stuff...didn't know about grapes and a dog though..oppsssssss mine loves grapes....so thanks for that Henny

    Also whats the name of the American woman hauled off to jail...? and for what?

    I will never go into space....I love beans.......
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Lipstick USED to have fish scales. None of them do anymore [​IMG]
     
  8. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Martha Stewart. She is one of those cooking show people here in the US. Basically she got caught doing some stock market fraud.
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I remember hearing or seeing somewhere that the red pigment in lipstick is from some tiny mite or spider. yuck
     
  10. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew #14 and #24. Donald Duck banned in Finland, and the Michael Myers mask. DH is a huge Halloween buff; I know way more about horror movies than I ever, ever wanted to! [​IMG]

    Fun list, I want to try the raisin in champagne too.
     

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