If you’re like me, there are countless things you should know - but don’t. Don’t worry, there are people that spend their time digging up this info so we don’t have to. Make sure you know these things, there’s going to be a quiz later!

Things You Should Know, But Probaby Don’t…

Guess What?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.

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 a 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 haul her butt off to jail.”

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Comments: 10

the rule of thumb was derived from carpenters placing their thumbs on timber and marking the width making an approximate inch.

It just takes one mistake to make your list bogus, even though you have many more than one. Just one more case where we find the internet full of idiots and people that have nothing better to do with their life.

shag a MONKEY
omg, dnt u hav neethin bettar 2 do thn correct this shit?!

Donald Duck was never banned because he didn't wear trousers. Love this site tho

Phylis Diller is not Susan Lucci's mother, though she does have a daughter named Susan, who was born in 1946, the same year as Susan Lucci.

U.S. currency is made from ~ 75% cotten and 25% linen. Linen is made from flax fiber, in case you wanted to know.

Actually it is baking cholocate that all it takes is a few ounces to kill a dog. Theobromine, a component of chocolate that is toxic to dogs. Unsweetened (baker's) chocolate contains 8-10 times the amount of Theobromine as milk chocolate. White chocolate contains Theobromine, but in such small amounts that Theobromine poisoning is unlikely.

The toxic dose of Theobromine for pets is 100-200mg/kg.

Dry cocoa powder = 800 mg/oz
Unsweetened (Baker's) chocolate = 450 mg/oz
semisweet chocolate and sweet dark chocolate is = 150-160 mg/oz
Milk chocolate = 44-64 mg Theobromine per oz chocolate
White chocolate contains an insignificant source of methylxanthines.

A 50 pound dog would have to consume 9 ounces (+/-) of milk chocolate to consume the 20mg/kg amount of Theobromine. Some dogs won't see problems at this rate. Some may.

Sirius the Star Dog
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.

Absolut BS.

most of this is bollox; crap thats been circulating the web since its inception....when is someone gonna genuinely write an interesting facts list??angry

# 20 Correction:
Popularity of the name "Wendy" is almost solely due to the character of the same in name from PETER PAN.
[not as interesting at all and also the ambiguity of my correction (with ALMOST SOLELY) is because Chinese women with the same or similar-sounding characters as their given names often Anglicise their names as Wendi or Wendy (e.g. Wendi Deng, Wendy Kweh)]

PETER PAN was written in 1902.

The name is found in United States records from the 1800s; Wendy Gram, a female resident of Ohio, was recorded in 1828, and the name Wendy also appeared in the US Census of 1880. In Britain, Wendy appeared as a boy's name in the 1881 census of England, and was occasionally used as a nickname for the Welsh Gwendolyn. However, its popularity as a girl's name is attributed to the character Wendy Darling from the play and novel Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie.[1][2][3] The name was inspired by young Margaret Emma Henley, daughter of Barrie's friend W. E. Henley. With the common childhood difficulty pronouncing Rs, Margaret reportedly used to call him 'my fwiendy-wendy'.


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