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40 Things you may not know

40 Things You May Not Know


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

2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.

3. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks - otherwise it will digest itself (eewwww).

4. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

5. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a "tittle".

6. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

7. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

8. A duck's quack doesn't echo ... no one knows why.

9. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

10. Every person has a unique tongue print (no licking at the scene of a crime!).

11. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

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

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

14. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.

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

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

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

18. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

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

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

21. 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.

22. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time (... and multi-tasking was invented).

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

30. 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).

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

32. 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 (sign of a true civilized society ... not!).

33. American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

34. 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.

35. 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!

(Guess what I'm buying on my next trip to the grocery store!)

36. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

37. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

38. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

39. Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator game.

40. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them (families taking long car rides should adopt this same policy).



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I've heard a bunch of them before but the celery one is still the best, I think the only point there is to celery is to put cream cheese and raisins on it (I forget what its called, something about ants I think)

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: 40 Things you may not know

A duck's quack DOES echo, juts for information. So that makes your list 39.
Oh, the Heinz one is false also.
I was gonna look up more, but I got bored.
The snopes website is cool.
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A duck's quack DOES echo, juts for information. So that makes your list 39.
Oh, the Heinz one is false also.
I was gonna look up more, but I got bored.
The snopes website is cool.
the Heinz one is true (you gotta watch more Food Network, there was a whole show about it) so he's still at 39.
And here's one to make it 40 again: Its impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

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#41 Its impossible to lick your own elbow....

I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!'
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13. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
Scary
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Re: 40 Things you may not know

I wathced a myhtbusters on the ducks quack thing.... Best I can remember, the frequency of a quack cancels itself on the return bounce or echo.
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US money is not cotton, it is linen, which is fiber taken from the stalk of the flax plant.
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#41 Its impossible to lick your own elbow....
#42.......Everybody that just read about the elbow thing, tried it.
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the Heinz one is true (you gotta watch more Food Network, there was a whole show about it) so he's still at 39.
And here's one to make it 40 again: Its impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/heinz57.asp
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I wathced a myhtbusters on the ducks quack thing.... Best I can remember, the frequency of a quack cancels itself on the return bounce or echo.
Chris
http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/duckecho.htm

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I wathced a myhtbusters on the ducks quack thing.... Best I can remember, the frequency of a quack cancels itself on the return bounce or echo.
Chris
If I remember that episode they eventually got it to echo

Those 2 are funny
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Scary
That would explain the girls on Jenny Jones who've had 40 guys on the show and still don't know who daddy is ... or maybe not.

No matter how beautiful a woman may be, some man somewhere is sick of her sh!t.
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#41 Its impossible to lick your own elbow....
my brother points out that "circus freaks can do it"

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Unless Mark Summers got fed some misinformation at the Heinz factory snopes is wrong

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