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Sunday, May 11, 2003
Subject: ~~things u might not have known~~
Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.
The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of
pickle the company once had.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
Every person has a unique eye & tongue print.
The "spot" on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.!
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.
Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system.
A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
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.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedo-ing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
Dr. Seuss is actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounds like Sue-ice.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
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 their shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in First Class.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
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 lower case letters.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
The numbers "172" can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
There are 4 cars and 11 lightposts on the back on the US 10 dollar bill.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. It also took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes and 4 pennies, you'd have $1.19. You would also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
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.
The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo.
Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
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.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
If the population of China walked past you in single file the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
American Airlines saved 40000USD in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
China has more English speakers than the United States.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world?
I am. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds dogs only have about ten.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal humans neck.
Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
The average secretarys left hand does 56% of the typing.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the worlds eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.
On a Canadian two dollar bill the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
No word in the English language rhymes with month orange silver or purple.
Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters mt.
(Monday, May 12, 2003)
i didnt know that there were so many things that we didnt know! ..havent finished reading it yet though hehehe:p
(Monday, May 12, 2003)
Even i havent finished it yet