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Author Topic: Fairly Useless Info  (Read 2582 times)

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hillsbororiver

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Fairly Useless Info
« on: July 22, 2007, 11:07:14 AM »

 

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

6. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

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

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

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

10. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

11. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

12. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

13. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

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

15. 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.

16. Leonardo DaVinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. (Hence, multitasking was invented.)

17. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

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

19. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

20. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

21. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

22 A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

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 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).

25. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless).

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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!

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. 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 woman  in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her tail off to jail."

 
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rick

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 01:14:14 PM »

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood plasma.
 
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.
 
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
 
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
 
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
 
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
 
The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MUSTACHE.
 
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.
 
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
(Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!)
 
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
 
Most dust particles in your house are made from DEAD SKIN!
 
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
So did the first "Marlboro Man."
 
PEARLS MELT IN VINEGAR!
 
The three most valuable brand names on earth:
        Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
 
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs... but, not downstairs.
 
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
 
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.   (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)
 
And the best for last.....  Turtles can breathe through their butts.
(I know some people like that, don't YOU?)
 
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iris

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 01:15:54 PM »

Thanks for the laughs, Joe!!!

 ;D  ;D  ;D


Iris
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rk12201960

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 01:28:14 PM »

Great stuff guys.
Oh Rick A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Thats because he has no pants. lol  ;D

 ;D 8) ;D
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jER

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 07:18:32 PM »

Perhaps, "We could pick some cotton."  ;D

- jER
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gmik

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 10:51:30 PM »

Hilarious!!! ;D :D
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cjwood

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 03:11:04 AM »

turtles have butts ?????!!!!!

laughter is so wonderful.

thanks.
claudia
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John9362

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 11:27:16 AM »

Some pretty interesting stuff there guys....Thanks ;)

John9362
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hebrewroots98

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Re: Fairly Useless Info
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 12:56:15 AM »

Here ya go for # 12..... and for #21.....( :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*)

and for # 2 2  ...and to think that most of the scorpions are probably in the deserts of the middle East, and yet these are DRY COUNTRIES (DRY in the sense of no liquor sold in these Arab countries...to use to kill their scorpions...)  no wonder they abound ;) ;)

#26...real good...give the men ammo against us ;) ;) ???  I wonder what they really did use?  (a broom? a belt? a whip???? ???)

#30...(KOSHER STAMPS...boy oh boy AND I THOUGHT I HAD HEARD IT ALL; talk about getting a bit legalistic, eh?

#31-GUINESS WORLD RECOD BOOK...TOO FUNNY

AMEN. 
thanks Joe for the enlightenment :D
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