Thursday, November 08, 2007


13 THINGS YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW

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

2. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

3. The dot over the letter i is called a "tittle".

4. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

5. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

6. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

7. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

8. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

9. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

10. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

11. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

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

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

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17 Comments:

At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Yen said........
Great informative list! And you're making me freak out with your #6! LOL I hope not!!!!
 


At 6:46 PM, Blogger Emmyrose said........
I certainly hope #6 will never happen to you and your Little Peanut :)
 


At 7:41 PM, Blogger impworks said........
Making money from mixes of fibres and wood pulps along with special inks allows the Bank of England to determine the value of money destroyed by fire, water and some other causes by examination of whats left.

Great TT :-)
 


At 8:51 PM, Blogger Joyismygoal said........
5 is priceless and 6 terrifying
 


At 9:25 PM, Anonymous geek-betty said........
woah.........I really didn't know any of that.
 


At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Deb said........
Nice Thursday post! I love Thursdays, Time to watch Greys anatomy , ER and then fall asleep. I just posted my Thursday post. I had my tooth pulled yesterday so Im still under the weather, but dont worry the post doesnt show pictures of my tooth!

Have a great Thursday!

DEB
 


At 10:43 PM, Anonymous MissMeliss said........
Lovely list - fun and informative.
 


At 11:12 PM, Blogger Sandy Carlson said........
I had a friend who used to say he didn't have a "tittle of wit." Now I know what he meant! Maybe I didn't have a tittle, either!
 


At 11:36 PM, Anonymous DearSantaClaus said........
Great list! Here's another...Santa NEVER leaves COAL...there is an energy crisis you know. Happy TT and Merry Christmas!
 


At 12:30 AM, Anonymous Julia said........
Great lis! Very informative and funny :)

I think I should tell my Linguistics-Prof about #5 ;)

Happy TT!

Greets Julia
 


At 12:50 AM, Blogger Lori said........
Great list and you're right, I didnt know alot but Id have to beg to differ with #6. I work in a hospital and its total overkill with the security and identification. They have more than one tag on the babies and they stay in with the mama's right after delivery. Maybe in other countries but here in the US and especially in Cali, I think the protocol is pretty tight. Thanks for the info:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by. Its ALWAYS nice to see you.
 


At 1:06 AM, Blogger erin said........
Wow, 315 misspelled entries?? That's pretty sad. What a fun (and educational) list! Happy TT! Mine is 13 favorite Bible verses.

http://stephenanderin.blogspot.com
 


At 1:29 AM, Blogger tommie said........
How sad is #6.....

Thanks for stopping by my TT.
 


At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Nicholas said........
#6 is scary! Is that 12 across the USA, or worldwide, or in some particular city?
 


At 10:27 AM, Blogger JO said........
how and where did you get this list???

happy TT!
 


At 10:42 AM, Blogger MeL said........
I've read this somewhere but I'm glad I was able to read this list again. :)
 


At 10:51 AM, Blogger Emmyrose said........
I got some of this from an email and I had to do some researching for the others.

#6 is a status worldwide. I guess it's fortunate for US to have a strict policy in hospitals but not so much in Third World countries where the ratio for nurses & patients are 1:50 so its really possible for #6 to happen.