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Old 09-23-2001, 07:07 PM   #1
John D Harris
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The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the
original containers were 7 oz. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the
mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away
from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.


The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.


American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each
salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of
pickles the company once had.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.


Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.


Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike
factory workers in Malaysia combined.


Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.


The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Pearls melt in vinegar.


It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's
supply of footballs.

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and
Budweiser, in that order.


It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Average life span of a major league baseball: seven pitches.


A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.


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Old 09-23-2001, 07:16 PM   #2
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LOl these are great here is my favorite

A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.



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Old 09-23-2001, 07:18 PM   #3
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The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Finally I can die happy.


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Old 09-23-2001, 07:18 PM   #4
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1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

I was on the Bozo Show when I was a kid!


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Old 09-23-2001, 07:19 PM   #5
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Lol.... bored, John? Interesting facts though

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Old 09-24-2001, 09:01 AM   #6
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Brilliant!
Where the heck do you find this stuff?
There's just one of these I have to test - off to the park to find a duck...

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