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09-15-2002, 08:06
"Facts you can't live without"

Pearls melt in vinegar.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

35% of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet (developed by Western Union to test Telex).

Average life span of a major league baseball? 7 pitches.

A duck's quack doesn't echo... and nobody knows why.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was name "American Pie", hence the album by Don McLean.

Each king in a deck of cards represents a great king from history: Spades: King David; Clubs: King Alexander; Hearts: King Charlemagne; Diamonds: Julius Caesar

111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down, hence the expression: "getting fired"

Hersey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks as if it is kissing the conveyor belt.

The HIGHEST point in Pennsylvania is LOWER than the lowest point in Colorado.

The ONLY two days of the days of the year in which there no major professional sports (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

Only one person in two BILLION will be live to be 116 or older.

The mask used by in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

The fingerprints of koala bears and humans are virtually indistinguishable; so much that they can be confused at a crime scene.
(I hope there are no "serial killer" koala bears)

Months that begin on Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th"


09-15-2002, 11:17
Duck Quacks Do Echo


And a quote from Don McLean

"The growing urban legend that "American Pie" was the name of Buddy Holly’s plane the night it crashed, killing him, Ritchie Valens and the Big Boppper, is equally untrue. I created the term."


09-15-2002, 13:43

It was just part of the joke. No offense taken. I too read the snopes web site quite a bit. Every time I get one of the stupid e-mails claiming a ISP is going to "track" all forwarded e-mails with the "mysterious beta test", and send everyone a check for a crazy amount of money, I always include a link in the return e-mail right to the snopes.com to show everyone, that Bill gates is not going to send you a penny of HIS 46 billion $ bank account.

The e-mails about "make a $1000 a week" licking envelopes is another good one that floats around quite a bit. I say if you are making a $1000 a week licking anything, it is NOT ENVELOPES YOU ARE LICKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!