Kirk Reiser kirk at
Mon Feb 12 19:21:21 EST 2001

1. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the
original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the

2. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the
mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

3. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away
from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

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

5. American car horns beep in the tone of F.

6. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

7. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

8. 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

9. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

10. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or

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

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

13. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

14. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each
salad served in irst-class.

15. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

16. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the

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

18. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of
pickles the company once had.

19. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

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

21. The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

22. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

23. Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez

24. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike
factory workers in Malaysia combined.

25. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was
talked out of it by her doctor.

26. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

27. All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen
wearing them in public.

28. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

29. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in

30. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

31. Pearls melt in vinegar.

32. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's
supply of footballs.

33. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are
already married.

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

35. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

36. Average life span of a major league baseball: seven pitches.

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

38. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the
engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor
and figured out how to walk up straight staircases

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