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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    I'm using the 01:02:03 04-05-06 in my classroom and the kids are loving it! Did you know that Black men born in the US today stand a one in three chance of going to jail? America spends $10 billion on pornography every year - the same amoount it spends on foreign aid.

    Did you know that black men in the US are 6 times more likely to be murdered than white men?


    Obviously we need to tax porn and use it to help a lot of black men and boys at high risk.
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    Putting higher taxes on porn is actually an excellent idea. It's like cigarettes. People that want it will pay whatever you charge for it.
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    I hate that idea so much. Mostly because it's self-serving for me to hate it (for the cigarettes, not the porn ), but also because the idea of placing "sin taxes" on things is legislating morality, and I take enormous issue with that.

    Okay, so as not to be off-topic, did you know that the first submarine was designed in 1578? Me neither, but I looked it up here, so I wouldn't be thread-jacking.

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    Did you know that banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tada View Post
    Did you know that banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour?
    Cool! By June 17, 2009 I should be at my ideal weight.

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    myrosiedog: I thought it was right. When you have a bad cold and can't even breathe, everything tastes the same.

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    That is really sad Gut.

    Did You Know PEZ candy was invented by a candyman named Eduard Haas III from Vienna, Austria. His market was adults - adults that smoked cigarettes.

    PEZ was originally marketed as a compressed breath mint for smokers (or to cover up smoker's breath).

    In fact, they were peppermint flavored, which explains the origin of its unusual name. The German word for peppermint is PfeffErminZ. Take the first, middle, and last letters of the word and you get PEZ!

    Fruity flavors and character heads on the dispensers were introduced in America in 1952. Since then, more than 275 different PEZ heads have been designed, with some 48 models on the market at any one time.

    Available flavors: In the United States, only Grape, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry, and Peppermint flavors are available. Hop across the border to Canada and you can add Cherry to your stash. Raspberry and Apple are available in Spain. Chocolate is available in Hungary and Thailand.

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    Come on now, who here has never owned a Pez dispenser? I have. Several.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty View Post
    Come on now, who here has never owned a Pez dispenser? I have. Several.
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