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    *** Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
    Ok, that's gross.
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    Things You May NOT Have Known
    1. Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of
    > > > > cotton.
    > > > >
    > > > > 2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the
    > > > > varieties of pickles the company once had.
    > > > >
    > > > > 3. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every
    > > > > two weeks - otherwise it will 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
    > > > > misspelled.
    > > > >
    > > > > 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 class.
    > > > >
    > > > > 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'
    > > > > letters.
    > > > >
    > > > > 25. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling
    > > > > casinos.
    > > > >
    > > > > 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 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
    > > > >
    > > > > 29. If you pour 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 auto mobiles. 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. It's the same with apples.
    > > > >
    > > > > 36. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you
    > > > > from crying!
    > > > >
    > > > > 37. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified
    > > > > kosher.
    > > > >
    > > > > 38. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before
    > > > > they go into space because passing wind in a space
    > > > > suit damages them. (sorta obvious)
    > > > >
    > > > > 39. 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
    > > > > Simulator.

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    Originally posted by firegirl
    Yes, but a pig gets to make up for that because a pig orgasm lasts 30 minutes!
    Firegirl, you have forever changed my impression of the shy, retiring Southern Belle.

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    sorry wayner! More of the Scarlett O'hara type I am afraid! less pouty and spoiled though! On fire for sure!

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    No need to apologize, FG. I wouldn't change you for the world!

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    7. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
    That's a real shocker to me.
    Diller seems so brash and Lucci seems so, well not really.

    That really surprises me.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Ok, I couldn't get my head round the Susan Lucci/Phyllis Diller thing so I checked Snopes:


    Claim: Actress Susan Lucci is the daughter of comedienne Phyllis Diller.
    Status: False.

    Origins: Rumors that some well-known actor or actress is really the child of an equally prominent but unlikely parent have long been a feature of the motion picture industry. Indeed, wild tales about the questionable ancestry of famous people are found all throughout history. Whereas historical examples of this phenomenon were often attempts to discredit the subject (frequently a political figure) by associating him with someone despised by the public, the "movie star" rumors are generally little more than entertainment concocted to amuse by associating a star with a "parent" who is the opposite in appearance or personality.

    So, in this case we have the beautiful Susan Lucci, who has played supervixen Erica Kane on TV's "All My Children" for nearly thirty years posited as the daughter of wacky comedienne Phyllis Diller, known for her trademark frazzled hair and facelift jokes. What better amusing contrast than one between a glamorous soap opera actress and a comedienne known for her self-deprecating jokes about her decidedly unglamorous appearance?

    Although their ages don't preclude their being mother and daughter, Phyllis Diller and Susan Lucci are not related. Phyllis Driver was born in Ohio in 1917 and married Sherwood Diller in 1939; they had five children together before divorcing in 1965, none of whom was Susan Lucci (who was born in New York in 1946).

    A somewhat more plausible rumor suggested that Susan Lucci was the sister of Robin Strasser, an actress who starred on TV's "One Life to Live" playing Dorian Lord, a "character you love to hate role" similar to Lucci's Erica Kane. (Strasser also portrayed Christina Karras on "All My Children" with Lucci for a time.) This "two actresses playing similar roles at the same time are related" rumor is equally spurious.

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    Some of my favourites from firegirl's

    35. 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.

    Woo Hoo! I love celery!

    28. Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it
    > > > > took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

    You're kidding!Talk about a perfectionist!

    17. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    this, forever changes my perception of lipsticks

    12. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were
    > > > > misspelled.

    The irony

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

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    I knew that was true of celery but didn't know it was also the case for apples.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    I wondered about the Susan L thing too,, but didn't take the effor to look it up, glad you did!

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