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post #1 of 15
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Got this sent to me..........

Did YOU know that..

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 "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 was 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 dog's heart and nervous system; few ounces will kill small sized dog.

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. Since 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 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. And 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 (for sure)..

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post #2 of 15
Wow! Some of those are quite interesting......
post #3 of 15
those were great!

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
I totally did not know this!!
post #4 of 15
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5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
I hadn't heard this one and I am veeeeeeeeeeery suspicious of it.

BTW - Phyllis was on The View this past week. She's almost 90!
post #5 of 15
wait, so we can smoke the declaration of independence?!?! I'll have to remember that the next time I'm in the constitution center here in Philly....
post #6 of 15
http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/lucci.asp
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...mother and daughter, Phyllis Diller and Susan Lucci are not related
Yep! Suspicion confirmed!
post #7 of 15
I am a huge Susan Lucci FAN:::

Susan Lucci, Actor

Born: 23 December 1946
Birthplace: Westchester, New York
Best Known As: Erica Kane on ABC's All My Children
Susan Lucci began playing Erica Kane on the soap opera All My Children in 1970, with her temptress Erica Kane becoming one of the serial's most popular characters. As the years went by Lucci became famous for something else: being nominated for Emmy Awards without winning. Altogether she was nominated 19 times before finally winning the daytime Emmy for best actress in 1999.

Despite long-running Internet rumors, Susan Lucci is not the daughter of comedienne Phyllis Diller. The two are unrelated... Some sources list her birth year as 1947; Lucci is tight-lipped about her age, but it is known that she graduated from high school in 1964.
post #8 of 15
Wow, very interesting..I did not know most of them..
post #9 of 15
Very interesting - I didn't know a lot of these!
post #10 of 15
love those little snippets -
post #11 of 15
I love stuff like this!! Thanks for sharing!!
post #12 of 15
The one about babies being switched is scary!
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
those were great!

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
I totally did not know this!!
No Way
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
wait, so we can smoke the declaration of independence?!?! I'll have to remember that the next time I'm in the constitution center here in Philly....
Maybe they shouldn't have put that one down Someone may be hard up for wrappers and start looking for that Document
post #15 of 15
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The one about babies being switched is scary!
I agree Paula!!
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