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Friday, November 18, 2005

Cool Facts For Party Conversations...

Here are some cool facts that you can take to your next party. Many times you might want to know what to talk about in a party or social situation, well these facts are great...

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

- The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

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

- Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

- Pearls melt in vinegar.

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

- Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

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

- The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes.

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

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

- 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.

- Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

- The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

- The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

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

- Turtles can breathe through their butts.

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