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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT PROBABLY DON'T



    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 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 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. Because 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. Also, it 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.

    34. 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 fanny off
    to jail.'

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    A lot of that sounds like bs.



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    #2 = source?
    #13 = true
    #20 = wtf?
    #30 = will have to try one of these days

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    I thought Wendy was just short for Gwendoline/Gwendolyn.



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    I found this so it makes me question the veracity of some of the others as well.

    Someone who does genealogical research shows that "Wendy" might have been in use before Peter Pan and might even have been a boy's name:
    "I must admit to being annoyed when I tell people my name. They always insist on mentioning Peter Pan. During my family reseach I have come across the name Wendy twice in the 1881 census of England, one born 1840, and one born in 1880. The magazine Family History also states that Wendy, along with the names Marian and Shirley were once boys names, and that in 1797 a boy named Wendy was apprenticed to some one in Glos".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpt_azad View Post
    #2 = source?
    #13 = true
    #20 = wtf?
    #30 = will have to try one of these days



    #2 http://naihc.org/hemp_information/hemp_facts.html

    *George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.


    Good thing they did n't smoke it afterward .
    Last edited by peat moss; 10-11-2008 at 07:17 PM.

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    Nice Infos...

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    Am definitely going to try #30..

    I can also say that #31 is probably true, because if you can buy cleaning materials that are kosher, and dog/cat food which is kosher.. The glue probably is kosher too

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    I'm just imagining a drunken scorpion.
    Last edited by FX2908; 10-14-2008 at 11:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoleyes787 View Post
    i found this so it makes me question the veracity of some of the others as well.

    Someone who does genealogical research shows that "wendy" might have been in use before peter pan and might even have been a boy's name:
    "i must admit to being annoyed when i tell people my name. They always insist on mentioning peter pan. During my family reseach i have come across the name wendy twice in the 1881 census of england, one born 1840, and one born in 1880. The magazine family history also states that wendy, along with the names marian and shirley were once boys names, and that in 1797 a boy named wendy was apprenticed to some one in glos".
    Lies.
    Last edited by colt45joe; 10-16-2008 at 01:41 AM.

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