Monday, May 21, 2007

Things you really need to know.......

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton and the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper wonder who was smokin what back then. Then I found out that the dot over the letter I is called a "tittle", while at a party one evening and that 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 Phyllis Diller and Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister. Actually I think Shirley will be coming back as a flower child of Susan but that's for another blog.

While eating those apple dippers one day I found out that 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals and if you check there are 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

that little 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes, at the time and was an albino. While seating in the emergency room last week I found out that on average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog, while on the other hand Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode. I would soon go eating chocolate......banana pudding.

Don't ask how I know but most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww) and Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants, but at the beach they go topless.....go figure.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine and 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. How simple was that, wonder what people would do today........

Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time hence, multi-tasking was invented alsoLeonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. But it also, took him 10 years to Paint Mona Lisa's lips. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

Have you ever seen any clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos? The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before! So before 1830 you couldn't even think of going to Wendy's and gettin a hamburger with ketchup without a note from the doctor....I guess.

A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death but is that better then being ramped in the stomach?

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk's mask just painted white. 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.)

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink In quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.) (I wonder who tried this and figured it out?) 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. But she could beat you with any width she wanted.....

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. 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!
The only apples I eat have an inch of carmel on the outside.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying! The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.....which is great to know if you're a Southern
Bapist on vacation..

Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it. I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS!

But the best one is from George Carlin talking 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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