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  1. Rita

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    hello everyone
    does anyone have a bit of useless info to share?here are a couple of tidbits for you: the numbers on opposite sides of a pair of dice always add up to seven:Nestle is the largest company in Switzerland and 98 percent of its revenue comes from outside of the country:In Italy an advertising campaign for Schweppes tonic water got translated into "toilet water":male monkeys lose the hair on their head in the same manner as humans...do you suppose they scream "help they're making a man out of me? :D
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    If you took a billion dollars in one dollar bills and laid them end-to-end, you would go half way to the moon. :eek:

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    If you started the first day of a month with 1 cent and then doubled it next day to 2 cents and doubled it next day to 4 cents, and kept doubling it each day, by the end of the month you would be a millionaire. :eek:

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    in 1966 Howard Hughes made a half million dollars in one day.he was handed a check for $546,549,171 for his 75 percent share in TWA
     
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    A day at planet Venus lasts longer than one year on Venus:

    It takes the planet 243 (earth)days to make one turn around her own axis, but it takes the planet 224 days to make one round around the sun.
     
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    Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles (299,274 km) per second and sound waves saunter at 700 miles (1,126 km) per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles (20,917 km) away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.
     
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    [size=+2][/size]In 1961, Henri Matisse's painting Le Bateau hung upside down in New York's Museum of Modern Art. It remained upside down for forty-one days until someone noticed. It's estimated nearly 116,000 people passed in front of the painting before the error was noted.
     
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    Did you ever wonder what the WD in WD-40 stands for? The name was lifted right out chemist Norm Larsen's laboratory notebook. Way back in 1953, he was trying to concoct an anti-corrosion formula, which worked on the basic principle of displacing water. On his 40th try, Larsen finally got it right. Hence the name WD-40. It literally means Water Displacer, 40th try.
     
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