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Poet deVine
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0 posted 10-22-2000 01:44 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

These were sent to me in an email...I am not sure if they are true or false (one of the ones I deleted before posting said Susan Lucci is Phyllis Diller's mother!). So, help me out...true or false?

1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once had.
3. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
4. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
5. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
6. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
7. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
8. A duck's quack doesn't echo.
9. Every person has a unique tongue print.
10. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
11. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
12. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
13. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
14. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
15. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
16. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
17. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
18. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
19. 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.
20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
21. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
22. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
23. An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
24. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
25. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!




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Nan
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PdV has too much time on her hands.... hehe... How does hold time in their hands anyway??... I'm sure the one about the clocks in Vegas is true - and the reason is that they don't want people gambling to think about time... The rest - I'm researching... I'll get back to ya..
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2 posted 10-22-2000 10:12 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

#1- Money is made from a special type of cloth, but I'm not sure if it contains cotton

#4- True!

#9- True!

#11- I've heard that before

#12- True! (that's why it shimmers)

#17- True! (It might be some other material, but they weren't made from metal)

That's all I know offhand..

False gems may shine as brightly as the genuine article, but there are always those who can tell the difference.


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3 posted 10-22-2000 12:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

all true.
Sven
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I'm glad that I'm not the only one that knows all of these things!!!. . . but serenity is right. . .they're all true. . .

Good thing we were here huh serenity?    

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5 posted 10-22-2000 03:55 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

gotta giggle, Sven.  I was bluffing.
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6 posted 10-22-2000 05:03 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

PdV,

I have to go with Sven on this one, they are all true.  No one knows more useless facts than Sven!!!  LOL  

LW


Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats
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Yep...ALL TRUE!!    I actually got this ome time...researched it all... i guesss I was a little bored.

*Being an angel doesn't mean having a halo or wings, it means doing the right thing and wanting to make a difference*

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7. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Not strictly true.  

A female ferret may die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate but that is not always true. Female ferrets or Jills can become anaemic during heat and are also susceptible to Septicaemia this means an unmated ferret is at a higher risk than most animals but death is not necessarily the outcome.


Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

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Funny, I watched a program the other night, "Worlds biggest money secrets."

YES, money is actually made out of cotton. And I think something else. It is actually illegal for anyone, or any other state to possess this certain kind material. It has woven within it red threads.

#5, that is true also...it's biblical and the dot is Hebrew...and in the bible it says I shall not change not one tittle or jot of the law. That is the smallest mark there is. That would be of course . . . .  hmmmm....

18. YES, that is true, there are no clocks in Vegas. My husband has been there. Drink and spend money....the only goal. That and you wouldn't know what time it was.

19. That I wouldn't doubt at all. They just showed the marks on the new bills they printed. Lots of little things, and numbers, and the American Flag hidden.
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Well, I can only answer one definitively.

#2 is false.  The term 'Heinz 57' was a marketing tool.  Nothing more than a slogan.

This was taken from: http://www.heinz.com:80/jsp/consumer_faq.jsp#11

11. What is the significance of "57"?

               The Heinz 57 Varieties slogan is synonymous with the
               name "Heinz." Our corporate history tells us that in
               1896, Henry John Heinz noticed an advertisement for
               "21 styles of shoes." He decided that his own products
               were not styles, but varieties. Although there were
               many more than 57 foods in production at the time,
               because the numbers "5" and "7" held a special
               significance for him and his wife, he adopted the
               slogan "57 Varieties." Thus, a new advertising
               campaign was launched for Heinz 57 Varieties and
               the rest is history!
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11 posted 10-23-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Dovie?  That Hebrew dot? Is called a "yod".
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Well thanks a lot LW. . . but. . . it turns out that I might be wrong. . .

serenity, bluffing that you were right and didn't know it eh??  LOL      Too funny. . .

I'm going to have to see about the Heinz 57 thing. . . I'm not sure that that's right. . .

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13 posted 10-23-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I'll have to try the raisin one......

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14 posted 10-24-2000 01:16 PM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

quote:
25. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!


sheesh don't ya know! false of course!

only sensible British Bats do that ..yer average law abiding yank bat flies to the right ... geez  
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until which time the british bats shall come to their collective senses and realize that it must be wrong to not drive right.



Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


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LOL.... i wondered who'd be first heh heh ... jamie, hiiiiii.  

And tell me, why is it that challenging this particular foreign idiosyncrasy seems to drive people bats??   ~innocent grin~  
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))))))))))))
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18 posted 10-25-2000 01:43 PM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

jamie i can't seem to get through to your e-mail addr, so here ya go ....

lol...thanks for the link jamie ..i did see it actually but your ingenuity kinda floored me .......yes ..ME!!! lost for words ......LOL  ...incredible eh?

thanks also for replying in CA ... i've been trying to make time to give your recent poems a read in Open, hopefully get round to it tonight ....

see ya soon

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