Things I really didn't need to know

anitha.b IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 14 January 2005 at 1:38pm | IP Logged
Food for thought!
 1. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929;
 "7" was selected because the original
 containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated
 the direction of the bubbles.
 2. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They
 hide you. The spray blocks the
 mosquito's sensors so they don't know
 you're there.
 3. Dentists have recommended that a
 toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet
 away from a toilet to avoid airborne
 particles resulting from the flush.
 4. The liquid inside young coconuts can be
 used as substitute for blood plasma.
 5. American car horns beep in the tone of F.
 6. No piece of paper can be folded more
 than 7 times.
 7. Donkeys kill more people annually than
 plane crashes.
 8. 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on
 9. You bur! n more calories sleeping than yo u
 do watching television.
 10. Oak trees do not produce acorns until
 they are fifty years of age or older.
 11. The first product to have a bar code was
 Wrigley's gum.
 12. The king of hearts is the only king
 without a mustache.
 13. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than
 the Wright brother's first flight.
 14. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987
 by eliminating 1 olive from each
 salad served in first-class.
 15. Venus is the only planet that rotates
 16. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce
 Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
 17. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient
 at waking you up in the morning.
 18. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle
 represents the number of varieties
 of pickles the company once h! ad.
 19. The pl astic things on the end of
 shoelaces are called aglets.
 20. Most dust particles in your house are
 made from dead skin.
 21. The first owner of the Marlboro company
 died of lung cancer.
 22. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent
 23. Betsy Ross is the only real person to
 ever have been the head on a Pez
 24. Michael Jordan makes more money from
 Nike annually than all of the Nike
 factory workers in Malaysia combined.
 25. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously
 considered having an abortion
 but was talked out of it by her doctor.
 26. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
 27. All US Presidents have worn glasses.
 Some just didn't like being seen
 wearing them in public.
 28. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  29. The sound of E.T. wal king was made by
 someone squishing her hands in jelly
 30. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
 31. Pearls melt in vinegar.
 32. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL
 with enough leather for a year's
 supply of footballs.
 33. Thirty-five percent of the people who
 use personal ads for dating are
 already married.
 34. The three most valuable brand names on
 earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and
 Budweiser, in that order.
 35. It is possible to lead a cow
 upstairs...but not downstairs.
 36. Average life span of a major league
 baseball: seven pitches.
 37. A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one
 knows why.
 38. The reason firehouses have circular
 stairways is from the days when
 the engines were pulled by horses.
 The horses we! re stabled on the ground
 ; floor and figured out how to walk up
 straight staircases


Morgoth IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 14 January 2005 at 2:03pm | IP Logged

LOL Good ones, Smisha!


meghavi IF-Rockerz

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rabeeak2003 IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 14 January 2005 at 5:29pm | IP Logged
THANKS SMISHA! awesome facts! wooow! Clap
sweetyvk Senior Member

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Posted: 15 January 2005 at 1:26pm | IP Logged

Thanks for the facts.

I didn't know this but now I knowLOL.

Edited by sweetyvk - 22 January 2005 at 10:42am
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SONYA_K Goldie

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Thanks a lot Smisha!!
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