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« on: January 31, 2008, 12:32:32 am »

rat can last longer without water than a camel.


Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.


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


A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.


During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).


On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....)


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


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


There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.


The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.


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


If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)


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


The original name for butterfly was flutterby.


The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.


The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.


Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.


Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.


Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.


The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from public libraries.


Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.


Bats always turn left when exiting a cave! 
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008, 02:08:36 am »

awfully interesting stuff.  I only doubt the one about Ben Hur.  Seen that movie on tv several times.  Never saw no red car nor Heston wearing a watch in the chariot race scene.  Maybe next time I should look more closely .. but how can the director be that careless for an award winning movie?
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