Friday, March 17, 2006

Interesting Trivia


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

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp
> 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
> albino.
> 9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.
> 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
> 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
> pants.
> 15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
> 16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower'
> in the time when all original print had to be set in individual
> the upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case
> stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
> 17. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the
> at the same time . hence, multi-tasking was invented.)
> 18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War
> were made of wood.
> 19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
> 20. The 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
> paint Mona Lisa's lips.
> 23. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a
> Captain Kirk's mask painted white.
> 24. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you
> $1.19 You also have the largest amount of money in coins without
> able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)
> 25. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't
> in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely
> 26. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law,
> stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your
> thumb.
> 27. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player
> for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market
> the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
> 28. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a
> of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with
> apples!
> 29. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
> 30. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher..
> 31. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most
> often stolen from Public Libraries.
> 32. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
> because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
> 33. 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
> in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they
> her fanny off to jail."