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Old 07-28-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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Money isn't made out of paper, it'* made out of cotton.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The dot over the letter "i" is called a "tittle".

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phylis Diller.

40% of McDonald'* profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

315 entries in Webster'* 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

The "spot" on 7up comes from it'* inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.

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

Warren Beatty and Shirley Maclaine are brother and sister.

Chocolate affects a dog'* heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small dog.

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

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

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.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during WWII were made out of wood.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

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

There are no words in the english language that rhyme with orange, purple, or silver.

Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint the Mona Lisa'* lips.
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315 entries in Webster'* 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
Must be the ones Bandit uses
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Must be the ones Bandit uses
I think I have that one.
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Susan Lucci is not Phyllis Diller'* daughter
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Here'* another one for you.....

The a lot of time and research went into designing the golden arches of Mcdonalds so they would sub-conciously resemble breasts.
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