Things you may not know

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#1
  1. “Paper money” isn’t printed on paper. It’s actually made out of cotton.

  2. The “57” on Heinz’ ketchup bottle (yes, it’s there) represents the total
    variety of pickles the company once had.

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

  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.

  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.

  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

  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! !

  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 100% 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.


#2

Nope, it’s called a dot. :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

Oh great, another copy/paste “things you don’t know” list right from the internet :slight_smile: Let’s bash it :slight_smile:

This has been researched and a duck’s quack does echo.

  1. Every person has a unique tongue print (no licking at the scene of a crime!).
    Especially since you leave countless DNA samples to pick up, which are easier to determine than your tongueprint.
  1. Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
    Kewl, i’m gonna try that.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time ( … and multi-tasking was invented).
He was a left handed writer who could also write reverse (you would need a mirror to read it properly).

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

You never sink in quicksand, but fail to get out and die of dehydration. (Thank you Mythbusters!)


#4

hmmmmmmm.
very very interesting.


#5

:slight_smile:


#6

Works for cat as well…
My gf’s dog is used to eating chocolade btw… hasn’t killed that cow yet :slight_smile:

Nice lice S_S :slight_smile:


#7

Keep trying. :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Nah… the dog is 11 years old, has about 15~20 kg overweight and has cancer. No she’s not in any pain… and she still likes chocolate :wink:


#9

I was goning to contest an apple being a negative calorie food. I couldn’t believe that a fruit would fall into the same category as a stalk. I should not doubt S_S.

Here are additional negative calorie foods:
asparagus, beets, broccoli, green cabbage, carrots, caulifower, hot chili peppers, cucumber, endive, dandelion (but why?), garlic, green beens, zucchini, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon mango, orange, pineapple raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, lamb’s lettuce (?), lettuce, onion, papaya, radishes, spinach, turnips


#10

Ow great… mathematically combining the potential energy of food with the energy of consuming it, doesn’t make it contain negative calories.

If it does, here are some other negative calorie products:

water, better yet: ice cubes!
you in a closed room with only 1% oxygen
the cdfreaks forum (print it and eat it while reading it)
eating a super size McMenu while bench pressing, running around, carrying a whale on your back and paint the house at the same time.

Do you want me to continue or do you get the idea? :slight_smile:


#11

Thank you for pointing out the obvious…Your sarcasm is appreciated. :Z I’m sure your colorful illustration cleared up any misconceptions that anyone in the forums might have been having. How would you like me to rephrase it so that you that you don’t get hung up on the semantics? Or do you just prefer to belittle me?

Would you like “net negative energy food”? Would that suffice?

If getting the absolutely perfect string of text is necessary for you to grasp a concept, then I fear there is little I can do as I have insufficient skill and finesse to bridge the gap between our shortcomings.

And - not to believe everything you read…but here ya go…
http://www.healthrecipes.com/negative_calorie_foods.htm

As for your points -

Water - hmmmm since the walls of your stomach are permeable to water - then it really doesn’t take anything to “consume”
Cellulose - not truly a food for us since humans don’t have the correct enzymes to break it down. It will make termites & cows (etc.) fat as hell
And exercising while eating - well that kind of defeats that purpose - but if you would like to go on a diet -then I would encourage to swim vigorously immediately after eating.
As for a room deprived of oxygen - it also kind off the mark - but you are correct in that it would make everything that I just ingested rather inconsequential.


#12

Whoa whoa… calm down Discentropy. It was never meant to insult you. My sincere apologies if it looked that way. (I will add more smileys in future posts, promise)

I just like to make fun of stupid copy/paste listings, not of the people who post them.


#13

Mr. B - I apologize for jumping of the deep end. I have never been terribly adept at speaking or writing and have a lifetime (well - youth at at least) of ridicule as a result. However, as a chemist and chemical engineer, am sure that I have at least one or two synapses capable of firing. I have always taken insults to my intelligence very seriously (terrible character flaw :a ). I am quite aware that I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do okay.

I accept your apology - and though the above really doesn’t sound like one :sad: - I hope you can accept mine…


#14

(clears throat) I am sorry, forgive me, please

I hope you can accept mine…

Of course :iagree:


#15

Yeah Disentrophy …he was making fun of my ability to cut and paste…but seeing how he got no response from me he just retaliated to the ones posting on the thread…NOW MR…B didn’t your mom teach you …if you can’t say something nice…then keep your big mouth shut ??? :iagree: and if you have problems with keeping it shut…i might can help ya out in that department…maybe with a lil kiss like this…:stuck_out_tongue:


#16

and they tell us we can’t grow weed…


#17

Coincedence…has many of the same items

http://www.whimsy.org.uk/urbanmyth.html

I still don’t buy the gum -n- onions one. I don’t see how chewing on gum would lessen your eye’s irritation to the organic acid from the onion.

Unfortunately, I am in to bad jokes…and the website above is cracking me up. A lot of them I’m sure you’ve heard before…but :iagree:


#18

If i would insult anyone, i’d do a much much better job. Others have tried.

shrugs i sense a conspiracy here :slight_smile:


#19

ohhh your spider senses are tingling are they???

well just to let ya know…I still love ya anyway …Smooches


#20
  1. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

This would have to happen in the same hospital meaning they might be living close…
Imaging that if you have sons as i do and you get told x amount of years down the line that there was a mistake…
What would you do in that scenario…
(ie would your love be stronger for the boys\girls you have brought up for say 10 years or the other ones you dont know but you know they are really yours)