33 Things You May Not Need To Know , BUT, you will find VERY INTERESTING!

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

    2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp 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 & sister.

    11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces can kill most dogs.

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

    13. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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

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

    16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' &'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 da Vinci 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 Da Vinci 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. No comment.

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

    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 (sign of a true civilized society)


    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! Dieters pay attention.

    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 b/c passing wind in a space suit damages it.

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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Interesting indeed. I think I'll go eat an apple now.
  4. by   epiphany
    Quote from AmyB
    21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with:.... silver!
    Liver, fever, beaver....?

  5. by   rn/writer
    Funny list, but #4 is an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/lucci.htm

    Where did you find these?

    Thanks for a bit of humor and wonderment.
  6. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from epiphany
    Liver, fever, beaver....?


    Nope... they don't totally rhyme!
  7. by   Jussurfin
    Quote from rn/writer
    Funny list, but #4 is an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/lucci.htm
    #8 is also an urban legend:

    http://www.snopes.com/business/names/7up.asp

    As I have found out repeatedly, don't believe everything you read in an email from a friend that has 100 other people cc'ed on it.

    Regarding #17, President Garfield (one of four U.S. Presidents that was assassinated) was also a multi-tasker. He could write Latin with one hand while writing in Greek with the other hand. This was nothing more than a parlor trick, however. Garfield's 'multi-tasking' was something he could not employ in his official capacity as President.
  8. by   Nemhain
    Susuan Lucci isn't the daughter of Phyllis Diller, however, Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty are brother and sister!
  9. by   time4mydream
    # 11 after my golden retriever ate an entire easter bunny nothing happened. most people think that chocolate will kill a dog but when i asked my vet, he said that there is a chemical in chocolate that if the dog is allergic or sensitive to that chemical, then the chocolate is dangerous. if not, chocolate will not hurt them. my dogs love some chocolate now and then. i am too selfish to share though.
  10. by   GPatty
    Cute...and I liked it!:chuckle

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