Things to know

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  1. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    For those of you who just thought you knew everything, here's a refresher course...............for others who like to know everything...now you can add these to your repetoire!



    The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

    No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.

    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

    Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
    (Since Venus is normally associated with women what does this tell you?)

    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer, so did the first "Marlboro Man."

    Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

    It is possible to lead a cow up stairs... but not down stairs.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)

    Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second ?

    William Jefferson Clinton
    (Please don't tell me you're SURPRISED!?!!)

    And the best for last.....
    Turtles can breathe through their butts.
    (I know some people like that; don't YOU?)

    Now you know everything there is to know.

    Of importance, that is !!!
     
  2. BeetleBoss

    BeetleBoss She who posts lots of <I>Smileys</I>

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  3. ~*Nat*~

    ~*Nat*~ Registered Member

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    Hey Rita ! Very nice !! :D

    Some of the stuff I knew. :cool: :D

    But one thing baffles me.
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    I've been on the 'sleep-diet' for quite some time now...sleeping alllll day, sometimes more...and I just can't seem to lose any pounds !! :doubt: What gives o_O How many more hours in 24, do I have to snooze for this diet to be effective ?? :rolleyes:


    Some sleepy diet tricks welcome. :p
     
  4. BeetleBoss

    BeetleBoss She who posts lots of <I>Smileys</I>

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    1. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE

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    2. Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?

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    3. OK.... so if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the "Jags" and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the "Bucs," what does that make the Tennessee Titans?

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    4. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one enjoys it?

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    5. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

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    6. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

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    7. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

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    8. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?

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    9. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a racecar is not called a racist?

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    10. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?

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    11. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

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    12. If Fed Ex and UPS wer e to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

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    13. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

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    14. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

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    15. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me .....they're cramming for their final exam.

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    16. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? toothpicks?

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    17. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

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    18 If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

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    19. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

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    20. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?

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    21. If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?
     
  5. ~*Nat*~

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    :D HAHA !

    So true...so true...
    all of these questions...:ouch:


    Some really sensless stuff goes on on the planet earth, doesn't it ? :D
     
  6. WSFuser

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    ROFL!

    that cracked me up BeetleBoss!
     
  7. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Brilliant Stuff..........

    I've often wondered what comes after 'Once'..'Twice'..'Thrice'...??.....and 'Ace'...'Deuce'...'Trey'??..

    And what comes after 'Single'..'Double'..'Treble'??.....

    Could it be maybe.....Fourble..Fibble...Sibble...Sebble...Ebble...Nibble...Tebble..??:D :D

    Cochise,:cool: Counting in Colorado...
     
  8. BeetleBoss

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    Huh?? I do pronounce it that way, don't blame me if everyone else mispronounces it. ;)

    It's like the first three days of the month, which as far as I'm concerned are really the oneth, twoth, and threeth.
    :cool: :D
     
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