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Old 09-03-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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OT: BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ( I don't think I believe #5 though)
Here's some interesting "Facts" a friend sent me. They're supposed to be true. But I just can't get over #5. What do any of you think :thinking: ?

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 1830s 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 other at the same time ... hence, multitasking 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 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.

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.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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Actually, number 5 is true. At least I read it elsewhere. I don't believe the 7-Up one, though.
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Old 09-03-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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EEK! to number 9....good thing dd was NEVER allowed out of my or dh's sight. yikes.
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Old 09-03-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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On number 5; http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/lucci.htm
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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I guess this just proves that you can't believe everything you read!

*But it was on the internet--it MUST be true!*
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That's right Ingrid! The internet wouldn't have false information on it! Otherwise, all those people writing to me on how to get rich quick with work at home jobs would be lieing to me. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. When are all those books going to get here anyway.
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Old 09-03-2005, 04:36 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
*But it was on the internet--it MUST be true!*
the same phenonmena occurred back when it computers were little more than calculators. Except it was with TV. and before that, radio, and before that newspaper.
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And for all of us, before that it was Mom!



Actually, if you get one of those emails--warning, promising, awarding, etc., and you wonder if it's true, this is a good place to check it out.
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Oopps... Number 5 is false... Snopes dis-proved it...
http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/lucci.htm
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