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    Thinkgs 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 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
    shark's 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 Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the otherat 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.

    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.

    34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart. "Boy, I feel a
    lot safer now that she's behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her fanny off to jail."

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    Did you know a goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds??
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    no I did not know that a Goldfish has a memory span of 3 second's. How did they found this out?

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    Not exactly on Goldfish. Mine recognizes me as the one who feeds it, as soon as I grab the food bag and lift the lid he shoots to the top. When my girlfriend does the same thing he remains on the bottom of the tank and shows no interest.


    Classical condtioning... but it takes memory!
    No life 'til leather gunna kick some ass tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074
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    Did you know a goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds??

    sorry mythbusters proved that theory wrong


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    So how long does the gold fish has?? I think they do know the person who is feeding them .

    I personal love goldfishes. )

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


    Sorry, complete fiction. Used to be said about Dolphins and then scientists for US navy proved dolphins will not fuck with a large shark even if its a smaller juvenile. (Admin of www.sharkboard.net)

    Goldfish have a decent memory as do all fish but its more redesigning instinct that human like memory. Bad memory is not a survival trait.

    the rule of thumb applied to Ireland as well.

    still lots of interesting info here.
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    Hey thanks Garda - I did think of you last night as I was lying in bed

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    It was in the TV how a Orca killed a giant white. The giant white thought he can have an easy dinner while the Orca was swimming for his life. All the sudden he turned around and there was a giant white shark.



    I think Orcas do go also on giant squits ( spelling ) .

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    Well then Lop you know more than the users of my site cause we are only aware of 1 fight between these species and that involved 2 Rogue Orcas against a juvenile Great White off California. Video: Orca V GW

    Dont know about Squid but doubt it, they wouldnt come into contact. Orcas are in pods and giant squid inhabitat the deep deep sea. Dont think squid have any predators (like Great whites and Orcas)
    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie
    Hey thanks Garda - I did think of you last night as I was lying in bed

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    I saw only 1 orca and 1 shark not 2 orcas. Too bad also that theys howed it only 1 time and not more often.

    It was in the animal shows how a shark is hunting the seals. I never knew that a giant can jump that high . He is jumping around his pray and is trying to keep in the middle. it is interresting to see how high they can jump.

    The sad part is that the Man is killing the shark . When we do go in the Ocean i tell my kids constantly do not go so deep. Sharks can be all over the place . We don't see them coming, we might see them too late.

    Here was a story too. i have no idea how old it is. A fisher was standing nears the beach in the shallow water . Had his fishes nice hanging like a keychain. A shark came and I have no idea here how it ended. I think that the man got killed.
    Why he had the dead fish in the water too ? We have no idea. This really beats us as well.

    We think constantly that a fisher shall know that a shark can sense dead fishes miles away. But this fisher did not know anything from the shark

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    Susan Lucci is not the daughter of Phyllis Diller; this is an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/lucci.htm
    'The Art of War' teaches us to "Rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's coming, but on our own readiness to receive him"--Sun Tsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc
    Susan Lucci is not the daughter of Phyllis Diller; this is an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/lucci.htm
    Who are they?
    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie
    Hey thanks Garda - I did think of you last night as I was lying in bed

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    I knew the one about chocolate and dogs but nost most of the others

 

 

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