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 Now You Know Everything Important!


So you think you already know everything of great importance? Did you know that:


Fact 1:  The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for the plasma portion of blood.

Fact 2:  No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.  (Go ahead – I’ll wait while you try to prove me wrong!)

Fact 3:  You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Fact 4:  Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are 50 years of age or more.

Fact 5:  The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s Spearmint gum.

Fact 6:  The King of Hearts is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache.

Fact 7: American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class seating.

Fact 8:  Venus is the only planet that rotates clock-wise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you?)   :o)

Fact 9:  Apples are more effective in waking a person up in the morning than caffeine.

Fact 10:  The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.  So did the first ‘Marlboro Man’.

Fact 11:  Walt Disney was deathly afraid of mice.

Fact 12:  Pearls melt in vinegar.

Fact 13:  The most lucrative brand names on earth — Marlboro, Coca Cola, Budweiser  (in that order!)

Fact 14:  It is possible to lead a cow up a set of stairs, but not down!

Fact 15:  A duck’s quack does not echo, and no one can explain why.

Fact 16:  Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet. This precaution is to avoid the contamination of the brush by 

               airborne particles resulting from the flush of the toilet.

Fact 17:  Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose full name contained all the letters in the word ‘criminal.  William Jefferson Clinton was the 

               second.

Disclaimer:  Some of the above-listed ‘facts’ seem dubious to me.  Accept them at your own risk!


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