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Subject: Things you may not know
[note: some of these facts are questionable.  
See subsequent analysis provided by a reader.]

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1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of

2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the
varieties of pickles the company once had.

3. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus
every two weeks, otherwise it would digest itself.

4. The Declaration of Independence was written on
hemp paper.

5. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

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

7. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

8. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

9. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales
of Happy Meals.

10. Every person has a unique tongue print.

11. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who
had red eyes. He was albino.

12. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were

13. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small
red car can be seen in the distance.

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

15. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother
and sister.

16. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous
system, a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

17. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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

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

20. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

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

22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by
eliminating one olive from each salad served in first

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

24. 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'

25. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling

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

27. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter
Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!

28. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, also, it
took him ten years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

29. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

30. 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.

31. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original
"Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your
back, you can't sink in quicksand.

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

36. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you
from crying!

37. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified

38. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for
being the book most often stolen from Public

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

40. Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible
computer wasn't considered a hundred percent
compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight
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