Things You May Not Have
- Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out
- The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the
varieties of pickles the company once had.
- Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus
every two weeks - otherwise it will digest itself.
- The Declaration of Independence was written
on hemp paper.
- The dot over the letter "i" is called a
- A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh
champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom
of the glass to the top.
- Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
- A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows
- 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales
of Happy Meals.
- Every person has a unique tongue print.
- The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who
had red eyes. He was albino.
- 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were
- During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small
red car can be seen in the distance.
- On average, 12 newborns will be given to the
wrong parents daily.
- Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are
brother and sister.
- Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous
system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
- Most lipstick contains fish scales.
- Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by
torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing
the shark to explode.
- Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland
because he doesn't wear pants.
- Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
- Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand
and draw with the other at the same time.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by
eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
- Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given
out during World War II were made of wood.
- 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.
- There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling
- There are no words in the dictionary that
rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
- The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter
Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
- Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it
took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
- If you pour a tiny amount of liquor on a
scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
- 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
- The mask used by Michael Myers in the
original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
- 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.
- The first product Motorola started to develop
was a record player for auto mobiles. At that time, the most
known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called
- By raising your legs slowly and lying on your
back, you can't sink in quicksand.
- 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.
- Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep
you from crying!
- The glue on Israeli postage stamps is
- Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans
before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit
damages them. (sorta obvious)
- 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.
Submitted by Andy, Gettysburg, Pa.
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A farmer went to visit a
neighbor farmer whose daughter was taking voice lessons.
Her loud, screeching voice could be heard
halfway down the road. Her father, oblivious to the grating sound
of his daughter's voice, proudly told his friend, "Emmylou is
cultivating her voice."
The friend said, "That ain't cultivating. That's
Submitted by Larry,
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During my brother's
wedding, my mother managed to keep
from crying ...
... until she glanced
at my grandparents. My grandmother had
reached over to my grandfather's
wheelchair and gently touched his
hand. That was all it took to start my
mother's tears flowing. After the
wedding, Mom went over to my
grandmother and told her how that
tender gesture triggered her outburst.
"Well, I'm sorry to
ruin your moment," Grandmother
replied, "but I was just checking to
see if he was still alive."
Bill, Narberth, Pa.
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