View Full Version : "Things" you should know.

02-09-2005, 10:04 AM
1. Money isn't made out of paper,it's made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp 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 7UP comes from its inventor,who had red eyes. He



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. (yuck)

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 1830s 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, multitasking 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. T he 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. (doesn't that happen to men too?)

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

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes,and four pennies, you


$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(sign of a true civilized society ... not.)

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!

(Guess what I'm buying on my next trip to the grocery store?)

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


because passing wind in a space suit damages it (families taking long

car trips should adopt this same policy.)

03-01-2005, 06:05 PM
Ha, this tells you how shallow I am..... the only big surprise to me here is Susan Lucci and I don't even watch Soap Operas! I'm shocked~ Phyllis Diller????

03-03-2005, 06:49 AM
"The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper."

If the constitution is written on hemp paper, then I wonder if the motive was to create patriotism by smoking it. What a high.

I am very much patriotic and have only seen the constitution.

03-05-2005, 01:57 AM
If it weren't for Jupiter's massive size and strong magnetic fields (a day on Jupiter lasts 9 hours as opposed to 24 hours on Earth), Earth would almost constantly be bombarded with meteors, asteroids and comets.

In fact, each planet in our solar system plays a role in sustaining life on Earth. For instance, each planet beyond the asteroid belt keeps Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury from drifting toward the sun, and each of the three planets other that Earth inside the asteroid belt keep Earth's revolving path around the sun from warping, therefor keeping Earth's orbit balanced.