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    things u might not know

    There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.




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




    The numbers "172" can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.




    The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.




    The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.




    There are 4 cars and 11 lightposts on the back on the US 10 dollar bill.




    Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. It also took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.




    If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes and 4 pennies, you'd have $1.19. You would also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.




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




    The original name for butterfly was flutterby.




    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.




    The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.




    Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.




    Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo.




    Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.




    An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.


    Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.




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




    A rat can last longer without water than a camel.




    Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.



    The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.



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    The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.




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




    Every person has a unique eye & tongue print.




    The "spot" on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.




    315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.




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




    Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.




    Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.




    Most lipstick contains fish scales.




    Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedo-ing up into the shark'sstomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.




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




    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in First Class.



    The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.



    UPPER - lower
    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 lower case letters.


    Mothers with teenagers know why animals eat their young

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    omg
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    On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
    Not sure if I like this one!!!
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    damn i knew my mum and dad werent really mine, mine were the rich 1's that got the other kid

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    most lipstick is made from fishscales, urgh, what is lipgloss made from?

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    There are two words which rhyme with purple. Granted they're not in general use, but they do exist. Can't remember what they are though. They got a mention last night on the quiz show QI on BBC4.

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    lip gloss is made of fish semen

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    Mothers with teenagers know why animals eat their young

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    Quote Originally Posted by repaid1969
    lip gloss is made of fish semen
    YUK!!! thats put me off lipgloss!!!

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    steven, they are curple and hurple, cant remember the meaning of curple but hurple means halfway between a crawl and walking...whatever that would look like! :shock:

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