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Friday, March 28, 2014

17. Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps. emoticon

18. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If they were captured, the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape. emoticon

19. Most lipstick contains fish scales. Yum. emoticon emoticon

20. Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like Sue-ice. emoticon

21. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine. emoticon and emoticon

22. emoticon Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

23. During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their laundry to Honolulu emoticon for washing and pressing. Due to the high costs in California during these years it was deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.

24. American Airlines emoticon saved $40,000 emoticon in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad emoticon served in first class.

30.Wellfleet, Massachusetts has the only town clock emoticon emoticon in the world that strikes ship's time. (Rings every half hour, to a maximum of 8 rings at the end of each four hour period.)

31. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with the words orange, purple, or silver, or month. (Debated, as I don't think that sliver is a rhyme for silver, or pimple a good rhyme with purple, etc.) emoticon

32. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. (New or old? Not sure. Probably the old one.)

33. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. emoticon

34. There are four cars emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.

35. Scissors as we know them today (well, pretty much) were invented in Rome in about 100 AD (or CE, if you want to be politically correct).

36. If one places a tiny amount of liquor emoticon on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and look like it is stinging itself to death. It spasms a lot. :)

37.Most scorpions will glow under black (ultraviolet) light. (?!)

38. Bruce Lee was so fast emoticon that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IAMWINNING 3/29/2014 1:44PM

    I have a ship's clock in my computer room. Yes, it strikes bells on the hour and half hour.....8 bells at 12:00, 1 bell at 12:30, 2 bells at 1:00, 3 bells at 1:30 and so on until it strikes 8 bells at 12:00, 4:00 and 8:00. When I wake up at night, I can sometimes hear the bells and know exactly what time it is.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 3/29/2014 6:51AM

    I glow under a blacklight when you pour liquor on me too! emoticon

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LJCANNON 3/29/2014 1:01AM


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ARTJAC 3/29/2014 12:36AM


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2HAMSDIET 3/28/2014 10:53PM


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I'll stick to being politically incorrect thank you. After all time is recorded with BC and AD since the year zero, why change now for the stupidity that is political correctness?

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ELSCO55 3/28/2014 10:03PM


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DRAGON-CHICK 3/28/2014 8:17PM

    I won't be testing the scorpion thing...

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