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Old 07-28-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or
it will digest itself.

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. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

6. A duck'* quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen
in the distance (and Heston'* wearing a watch).

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
(That explains a few mysteries....)

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

11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II
were made of wood.

12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,
purple and silver.

14. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never
a recorded Wendy before.

15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II
killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who
discovered this??)

17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to *-l-o-w film down
so you could see his moves. That'* the opposite of the norm.

18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen'* "Born in
the USA."

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

20. 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.

21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player
for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was
Victrola, so the called themselves Motorola.

22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

23. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot
sink into quicksand.

24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a
piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
look-alike contest.

26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman
to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from public libraries.

31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
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The bat thing explains why mother in laws always go left out a doorway...hehehehe
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Pretty interesting stuff
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32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
What about below the equator kind of like how the tolet flushes in the direction depending on what side of the equator you are on?
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some of this stuff is way too hard to believe. entertaining none the less...
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YEA- ok

www.snopes.com

I'm not going to bother looking this list up.

and the ferret will die- oh come on
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i know the donald duck thing is just an urban legend, which puts all the other 'facts' into question
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i know the donald duck thing is just an urban legend, which puts all the other 'facts' into question
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http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/finland.htm
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Hey, I just post 'em. I don't research 'em.....
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