Monday, September 28, 2009

Things You Probably Don't Know

1 . Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp 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. You can read
weight loss supplement reviews online.

18. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time, hence, multi-tasking was invented.

19. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

20. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.


quilly said...

#5 surprised me.

#7 not so much.

#9 shocked and upset me until I realized that is a world figure, which is really not all that startling.

#15 I'd not heard before.

The rest, I knew. It is amazing how much trivia we carry around in our heads, most of it inaccessible unless our memory is jogged by something like this.

Anonymous said...

I so watch AMC all the time and was shocked at this about Susan I did some research and found:

Susan Lucci is not the daughter of comedienne Phyllis Diller, despite long-running Internet rumors. The two are unrelated...

Great list :)

Print Postcards | James said...

Really is that all true? I didn't know that.