Black People : HERE ARE SOME FUN FACTS…

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    1. Money isn’t made out of paper; it’s made out of cotton.

    2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

    3. The dot over the letter “i” is called a “tittle.”

    4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
    continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

    5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

    6. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

    7. The ‘spot’ on the 7-UP logo comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was an albino.

    8. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

    9. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

    10. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small dog.

    11. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

    12. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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

    15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

    16. Upper-and lower-case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper-case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller 'lower-case' letters.

    17. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time, hence multi-tasking was invented. He also invented scissors; and it took him ten years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

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

    19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

    20. The name “Wendy” was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded “Wendy” before.

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

    22. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

    23. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

    24. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

    25. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

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

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

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

    29. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

    30. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

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

    32. Many old wives tales state that the word “golf” was an acronym for: Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.

    33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space, because passing gas in a space suit damages it.

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  2. uplift19

    uplift19 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    that was funny...I think I had only heard of 12 and 16 before...

    the declaration of independence being written on hemp is really funny
     
  3. I-khan

    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I knew they were smokin blunts when they wrote that.:yo: :yo:
     
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    Any place where I can research some of these facts Family?

    Not saying that I don't believe them; I just feel that I will learn more than what was provided.

    CD
     
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