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Posted By: Amanda Syme

Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:14 PM

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 sharks 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 DaVinci 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 DaVinci 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.
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:22 PM

#5? Really? Who was her dad?
Posted By: KC Jayhawk

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:29 PM

Mr. Lucci??? whistle
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:30 PM

I just wanted to know, like, if he got really really drunk.....
Posted By: RMT

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:42 PM

Lucci...ummm..I didn't think that sounded right so I looked it up. Jeanette and Victor Lucci who reside in Florida are her parents. For some odd reason this rumor was started.

Bobber...I was going to answer: Rykat ( sorry Ry)
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:45 PM

I googled Susan and Phyllis, and didn't find any correlation. OK, gang, let's crack #33 next.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:47 PM

I "smell" a trick question, Bobber
Posted By: Dita

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:49 PM

Ernie, you are one fart smeller....I mean smart feller!
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:50 PM

I find it hard to believe that anything that will withstand a vacuum, radiation, and so forth, could be damaged by mere "wind". Granted, it may not be pleasant, but damaged?
Posted By: azbob

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:51 PM

You go first Bopper, we'll stay way away!!!
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:52 PM

who said women could speak without prior approval?
Posted By: RMT

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:56 PM

Ernie maybe you ought to "pass" on #33........
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 09:59 PM

Dang, another one grin
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:05 PM

Originally Posted by Bobber
#5? Really? Who was her dad?


YIKES - myth busters say - Phyllis Diller -- Susan Lucci's mother? Truth, folklore, or urban legend? Is everything you read on the Internet true? Not! This urban legend about Phyllis Diller being Susan Lucci's mother has reared its ugly head again, but this time with renewed vigor and widely spread. An informative email of various facts has been spreading like wildfire, almost as quickly as a chain letter travels, among those "did you know" facts is one that quotes that Phyllis Diller is Susan Lucci's mother.

Trust your feelings when you read it, do you really think they are related? Some sources indicate they have never even met each other.


What does this mean in terms of item 33? Anyone care to experiment and get back to us with the truth..
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:08 PM

Bobber has that one Amanda
Posted By: reaper

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:10 PM

I tooted once in my skydive jumpsuit and it didn't fall apart...
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:14 PM

Never affected my wetsuit.
Posted By: elbert

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:27 PM

does mine :-)
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:39 PM

Tiny bubbles in the brine. laugh
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:46 PM

You're right Elbert -

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Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:47 PM

I think my brother has done this thing you speak of...
Posted By: KC Jayhawk

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:49 PM

What, TQ??? Slept with Phyllis Diller? sick
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:52 PM

:P
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 10:55 PM

I found #10 the most interesting, and surprising.
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Please stop me if you've heard this before - 01/04/08 11:00 PM

I knew about #10... it's #4 that surprised me!
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