emails, things you should know but probably don't

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Catseye, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Catseye

    Catseye Member


    1. Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
    2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) 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 1830's 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, multi- tasking 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 Captain Kirk's 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 (good to know.)
    26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)
    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.
    34. George Carlin said it best 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."


    Subject: Fw: THEY SAID IT
    Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself ; "Lillian, you should have remained a virgin."
    -- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

    I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
    But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "Not good in a bed, but fine against a wall."
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    Last week , I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
    -- Mark Twain

    The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good
    ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
    -- George Burns

    Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
    -- Victor Borge

    Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
    -- Mark Twain

    By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if
    you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
    -- Socrates

    I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
    -- Groucho Marx

    My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
    -- Jimmy Durante

    I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
    -- Zsa Gabor

    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food
    groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
    -- Alex Levine

    My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
    -- Rodney Dangerfield

    Money can 't buy you happiness .. but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
    -- Spike Milligan

    I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous to offer me
    the position.
    -- Mark Twain

    Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP.
    -- Joe Namath

    I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time
    for my nap.
    -- Bob Hope

    I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in
    -- W.C. Fields

    We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.
    -- Will Rogers

    Don't worry about avoiding temptation . as you grow older, it will
    avoid you.
    -- Winston Churchill

    Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty ... but everything else
    starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
    -- Phyllis Diller

    By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go
    -- Billy Crystal

    The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.

    How smart is Your Right Foot ? ?

    Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon............

    This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain!
    1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY......) and while sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot
    off the floor and make clockwise circles.

    2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with you right hand.
    Your foot will change direction.

    I told you so!!!

    And there's nothing you can do about it!

    You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are
    going to try it again, if you've not already done so ! ! !

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    in that list are wrong. For example Phyllis Diller and Susan Lucci are not related. And, from a semantic viewpoint, bills are made from paper. Shirts are made from cotton.

    This list was posted before. Lipsticks don't have fish scales somebody said. Why would they? Be a lotta expense to the maufacturer.

    A raisin will not bounce up and down continuously. If it will, then perpetual motion has been invented. Anyway it's not bouncing. The carbon dioxide bubbles are moving it.

    Orcas do not ram sharks. They are much bigger than most sharks and have fromidable teeth. A dolphin, however, might torpedo a shark.

    Lenonard Di Vinci did not invent scissors.

    Haven't the energy to research everything on this list again, but that's what I remember. So, it's entertaining but not exactly accurate.
  3. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    "The problem with an open mind is, of course, that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."

  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    One true thing should be added to the list.... cocoa bark can be sold as mulch, should not be used if there are dogs around as it's been reported it can also be eaten by at least some dogs, also poisonous...

    And Xylitol, now being sold as a sweetener in HF stores on its own as well as added to some HF gum, toothpaste, etc., additionally can also kill dogs as they cannot metabolize this particular sugar alcohol; and it doesn't take much either!