Things You Might Have Not Known
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isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.
57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the
company once had.
rat can last longer without water than a camel.
stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest
Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
person has a unique eye & tongue print.
"spot" on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an
entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the
average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.!
Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.
kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system.
few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
Boone detested coonskin caps.
cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked
in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
lipstick contains fish scales.
(killer whales) kill sharks by torpedo-ing up into the shark's stomach from
underneath, causing the shark to explode.
Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
Seuss is actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounds like Sue-ice.
was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
the California gold rush of 1849, miners sent their laundry to
for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in
during these boom years, it was deemed more feasible to send their shirts to
Hawaii for servicing.
Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served
in First Class.
metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of
chess is 318,979,564,000.
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
lower case letters.
are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
numbers "172" can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill, in the
bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy
very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only
elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
are 4 cars and 11 lightposts on the back on the US 10 dollar bill.
Da Vinci invented scissors. It also took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and
sting itself to death.
Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his
moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes and 4 pennies, you'd have $1.19. You would also
have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for
first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a
Captain Kirk mask painted white.
original name for butterfly was flutterby.
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.
first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles.
At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called
may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into
Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo.
has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the
celery has in it to begin with.
Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and
Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than
100 years before either moon was discovered.
gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than
3 steps backwards while dancing.
Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.
glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen
from Public Libraries.
are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a
spacesuit damages them.
in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100%
compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!! >>