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STRANGE THINGS BUT TRUE

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After reading this document, you may increase your knowledge of useless information…

1. Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.
2. 40 percent of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
3. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
4. On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
5. Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
6. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as a medicine.
7. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
8. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
9. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
10 Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.
11. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.
12. The original name for the butterfly was “flutterby”!
13. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
14. Mosquito repellents don’t repel… They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.
15. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
16. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
17. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
18. Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
19. Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
20. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
21. To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
22. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
23. The “pound” (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.
24. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
25. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
26. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
27. Dreamt” is the only word in the English language that ends in “MT”.
28. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
29. In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger lickin’ good” comes out as “eat your fingers off”.
30. A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head..
31. We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.
32. Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines
33. Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year.
34. Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV.
35. Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.
36. When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying “yes” in Sri Lanka
37. There are more chickens than people in the world.
38. The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.
39. There are more telephones than people in Washington , D.C..
40. The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.
41. The average person presses the snooze button on their alarm clock three Times each morning.
42. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the Combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
43. The first owner of the Marlboro cigarette Company died of lung cancer.
44. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
45. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
46. Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our noses and ears Never stop growing.
47. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
48. A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a Few weeks.
49. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
50. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

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GOOD QUESTION AND DIFFICULT TO ANSWER BUT SOMEONE SENT THIS…

I was asked an age-old question: “Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts?”

Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy getting kicked in the nuts, but how could they know?
Well, after another beer, and some more heavy deductive thinking, I have come up with an answer to that question. Getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than having a baby, and even though I obviously couldn’t really know, here is the reason for my conclusion. A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, “It might be nice to have another child.”

On the other hand, you never hear a guy say, “You know, I think I would like another kick in the nuts.”

I rest my case!

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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO I RETIRED

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HERE’S WHY…

My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned…couldn’t concentrate.

After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn’t suited for it…mainly because it was a so-so job.

Then I tried to be a chef — figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn’t have the thyme.

Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was too exhausting.

I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.

I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn’t cut the mustard.

Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the ax.

Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I just didn’t fit in.

So then I got a job in a workout center, but they said I wasn’t fit for the job.

After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.

I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn’t have any patience.

My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn’t noteworthy.

I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn’t live on my net income.

My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.

SO, I RETIRED AND FOUND I’M PERFECT FOR THE JOB!

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REBA KNOWS ALL ABOUT BONES

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A CANADIAN MEETS SARCASM WITH WIT

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When Robert Whiting, an elderly Canadian gentleman of 93, arrived in Paris by plane, he took a few minutes trying to locate his passport; he knew it was somewhere in his carry-on at French Customs counter.

‘You have been to France before, monsieur?’ the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

The official replied, ‘Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.’

The Canadian said, ‘The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.’

‘Impossible, Monsieur. Canadians always have to show passports on arrival in France!’

The Canadian senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ‘Well, when I came ashore on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.’

You could have heard a pin drop!

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MOST WOMEN HAVE SAID THIS TO THEMSELVES AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER

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HYPNOTISM HELPS MARRIAGE

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A woman comes home and tells her husband, “Remember those terrible headaches I’ve been having all these years; especially at times you wanted to make love? Well, they’re gone for good.”

“No more headaches?” the husband asks, “What happened?”

His wife replies, my cousin Margie referred me to a hypnotist. He told me to stand in front of a mirror, stare at myself and repeat “I do not have a headache; I do not have a headache, I do not have a headache.”

It worked! The headaches are all gone.” The husband repmlies, “Well, that is so great.”

His wife then says, “You know, you haven’t been exactly a ball of fire in the bedroom these last few years. Why don’t you go see the hypnotist and see if he can do anything for that?”

The husband agrees to try it.

Following his appointment, the husband comes home, rips off his clothes, picks up his wife and carries her into the bedroom.

He puts her on the bed and says, “Don’t move, I’ll be right back.”

He goes into the bathroom and comes back a few minutes later and jumps into bed and makes passionate love to his wife like never before.

His wife says, “Boy, that was wonderful, just like our honeymoon when we did it three times,!”

Her husband again says, “Don’t move, I’ll be right back.”

With that, he goes back in the bathroom.

This time, his wife quietly follows him and there, in the bathroom, she sees him standing at the mirror and saying…
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“She’s not my wife.

She’s not my wife.

She’s not my wife….”

His funeral service will be held on Friday.

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WE JUST CAN’T AFFORD IT!

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“We just can’t afford it!” Not long ago, every American child heard that, at one time or another, in the home in which he or she was raised. “We just can’t afford it!” It may have been a new car, or two weeks at the beach, or the new flat-panel TV screen. Every family knew there were times you had to do without. Every father and mother has had to disappoint their kids with those words. Why is it that what parents do many times a year politicians , seem incapable of doing: saying no.

How many times in the last decade have the political leaders of either party stood up and declared, “No, we cannot afford this.” The White House has conceded that the deficits over the next l0 years will total $3.5 trillion more than they had reported just months ago.

When a democracy reaches a point where the politicians cannot say no to the people, and both parties are competing for votes by promising even more spending or even lower taxes, or both, the experiment is about over.

“Remember,” said John Adams, “democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

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LETTER OF THANKS…

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Dear Tide:

I am writing to say what an excellent product you have. I’ve used it all of my married life, as my Mom always told me it was the best. Now that I am in my fifties I find it even better! In fact, about a month ago, I spilled some red wine on my expensive new white blouse. My inconsiderate and uncaring husband started to belittle me about how clumsy I was, and started becoming a pain in the brain.

One thing led to another and somehow or other he stumbled into my knife (eight times) and I ended up with his blood on my expensive new white blouse. I grabbed my bottle of Tide with bleach alternative, to my surprise and satisfaction, all of the stains came out. In fact, the stains came out so well the detectives who came by yesterday told me that the DNA tests on my blouse were negative and then my attorney called and said that I was no longer considered a suspect in the disappearance of my husband. What a relief!

Going through menopause is bad enough without being a murder suspect. I thank you, once again, for having a great product.

Well, gotta go, have to write to the Hefty bag people.

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HOOKER REFUSES TO DO SEX – IMMIGRANT STYLE

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A guy pulls his car up to an obvious street hooker and in broken English, “Hey, lady I gif you $100 make boom boom immigrant style wit me. “Get lost,” she tells him.

“I gif you $200 you do immigrant style.” “No way,” she says, not knowing what immigrant style is.”O.K. I gif you $300. She tells him…”Go home to your wife.”

So finally he says, “OK, I no fool aroun…I gif you $500 you do immigrant style boom boom wif me.” She thinks, “Well, I’ve been in the game for over 10 years now and I’ve had every kind of request from weirdos from every part of the world. How bad could immigrant style be?

So she agrees and has sex with him. Finally, they finish. Exhausted and out of breath , the hooker turns to the guy and says, “Hey, I was expecting something perverted and disgusting.That, was fantastic! So, what exactly is immigrant style?”

The illegal immigrant replies,”You call your government, you ask, den dey sen you $500, your boom boom money.”

AND THAT MY FRIENDLY TAXPAYER, IS EXACTLY WHAT THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE DOING TO US! SCREWING US AND WE PAY.

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SHORT STORY WITHOUT WORDS

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OPENINGS FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE 10 MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN THE WORLD

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TERROR BRIDGES IN THE WORLD – WOULD YOU DARE TO CROSS?

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WATCH A GLASSBLOWER MAKE A FERRARI HORSE IN MURANO, ITALY

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STAND UP FOR HEALTH & LONGEVITY

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There’s a new player in the fight to stay healthy: your rear end. Use it less for sitting and more for standing and you’ll live longer.

That’s what a recent study concluded. Compared with people who sat for less than 3 hours a day, those who sat for at least 6 hours per day dramatically increased their risk of dying from any cause.

Sitting too much turned out to be bad for everyone in the study, but even more so for females. Mortality rate in women who sat for 6 or more hours a day increased by 40 percent, while the men’s mortality rate increased by 20 percent for that same amount of chair time. In general, the more people sat, the higher their risk of death crept up.


Source: Yahoo! Health

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FEISTY MONKEY TAUNTS 2 TIGERS BUT FLIRTS WITH DEATH

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NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC STUDY REVEALS OLDIES ANSWERS TO TABOO QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR SEX LIVES

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BEST COMMERCIAL OF THE YEAR…SO FAR

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GREAT PASTA ADVERTISEMENTS

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CLEVER TOMBSTONE EPITAPHS

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[In a London, England cemetery]
Ann Mann
Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid, but died an old Mann.

[A lawyer’s epitaph in England]
Sir John Strange
Here lies an honest lawyer. And that is Strange.

[On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia]
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102. The Good Die Young.

Dec. 8, 1767 [In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery]
Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread and the Lord sent them manna. Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife. And the Devil sent him Anna.

[Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery]
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake. Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.

[Lester Moore was a Wells, Fargo Co. station agent for Naco, Arizona in the cowboy days of the 1880’s. He’s buried in the Boot Hill Cemetry in Tombtone, Arizona]:
Here lies Lester Moore. Four slugs from a .44. No Les No More.

[John Penny’s epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery]
Reader if cash thou art in want of any, dig 4 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.

[In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England]
On the 22nd of June – Jonathan Fiddle – went out of tune.

[This one sounds lke someone in Winslow, Maine didn’t like Mr. Wood]
In Memory of Beza Wood. Departed this life Nov. 2, 1837, Aged 45 yrs.
Here lies one Wood
Enclosed in wood
One Wood Within another.
The outer wood Is very good:
We cannot praise The other.

[In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery]
Here lies an Atheist. All dressed up. And no place to go.

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