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1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

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

of

pickles the company once had.

3. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

4. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks,

otherwise it will digest itself.

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

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

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

down

continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

8. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

9. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a

mate.

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

11. A 2x4 isn't. It's 1-1/2 x 3-1/2

12. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

13. Every person has a unique tongue print.

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

was

albino.

15. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

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

seen in

the distance.

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

daily.

18. John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham

Lincoln's

son.

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

20. Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate effects a dog's heart and

nervous system, a few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

21. Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

22. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If

captured,

they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

23. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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

shark's

stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

25. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't

wear

pants.

26. Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like

Sue-ice.

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

28. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the

other

at the same time.

29. During the California Gold Rush of 1849, miners sent their

laundry to

Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in

California

during these boom years it was deemed more feasible to send the

shirts to

Hawaii for servicing.

30. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive

from

each salad served in first class.

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

II

were made of wood.

32. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per

side

in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

33. 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.

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

35. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange,

purple,

and silver!

36. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar

bill

in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

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

never a

recorded Wendy before!

38. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World

War

II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

39. There are four cars and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10

dollar

bill.

40. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, also, it took him 10 years

to

paint Mona Lisa's lips.

41. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will

instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

42. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down

so

you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

43. 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.

44. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in

the

USA'

45. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was

actually

a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

46. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. Roses MAY Be red, but violets ARE, indeed, violet.

50. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't

sink in

quicksand.

51. Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo and Robin on

the

Superfriends.

52. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a

piece

of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

53. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look

alike

contest.

54. In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of

Mars,

Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did

this

more than 100 years before either moon was discovered.

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

56. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said Elementary, my dear Watson.

57. An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to

take

more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

58. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.

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

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

most

often stolen from Public Libraries.

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

space

because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

62. 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.

63. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave

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52. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a

piece

of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

WoW! interesting... it's the next new diet drug :laugh:

53. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look

alike

contest.

That's funny :laugh2:

23. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Apply this to my "On average, women consume 6pounds of lipstick in their lifetime" :puke:

4. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself

That's sick :yuck:

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