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    Did You Know?...Interesting information

    If you didn't know STUFF, well here is your chance.

    Really interesting stuff....



    If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right
    side of your mouth.

    If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left
    side of your mouth.

    To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2
    million individual flowers

    Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.

    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is
    considered an insult!

    People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport ..

    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

    Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from
    gas in their stomachs.

    Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion
    to shave them off!

    Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is
    impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58
    seconds.

    The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a
    time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.

    Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros ..

    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never
    wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

    Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the
    ground for thousands of years .

    Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .

    If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a
    human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

    Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of
    tobacco-related diseases.

    Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

    Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

    The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost
    every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

    Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent

    Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke
    unless it's heated above 450?F

    The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not
    the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in
    the ear.

    Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean

    The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man

    Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density

    The University of Alaska spans four time zones

    The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

    In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional
    proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

    Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song
    Happy Birthday.

    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    A comet's tail always points away from the sun

    The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the
    disease it was intended to prevent

    Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is
    why it is found in some medicines.

    The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when
    knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

    If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up,
    you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

    When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense
    lost is sight

    In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

    Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

    Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per
    hundred grams

    The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year

    The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

    Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher
    than 15,000 meters

    Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy

    Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they
    could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge
    down

    Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

    For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess
    fuel are needed at lift-off

    The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

    And last but not least:

    In 2012, December has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This
    apparently happens once every 823 years!
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    Knew some of this stuff but not all. Interesting, thanks for posting.

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    Very interesting info ~ but I believe December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays this year ~ not 5 Fridays.

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    Interesting. Thanks Ditter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannyrae View Post
    Knew some of this stuff but not all. Interesting, thanks for posting.
    Ditto! What interesting stuff! Thanx!
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    That was some interesting information. Thank you for sharing.

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    That was very informative.

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    Hey, I could look like Mona Lisa without plucking. I almost have no eyebrow hairs!! At least I would have been in Vogue!

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    Now I'm ready for a trivia quiz! Thanks Ditter, you always make my day with your postings!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    OK, now how do they know that about losing hearing & sight after death??
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    Very interesting info ~ but I believe December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays this year ~ not 5 Fridays.
    You are right and the only reason it has 5 Sat. is because the 1st is a Sat.

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    Some great info there. Thank you Ditter.

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    This statement "When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense
    lost is sight" let me add hearing is heightened when death is soon to come.

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    The years of 2012, 2040, 2068 an 2096 use the same calendar, so the December in each year is the same, hardly 823 years between that happening.
    Jean in MI

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    I don't write them, I just pass them on!!
    I quilt, therefore I am.

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    I think I will print this off for everyone in the nursing home where I work. Staff and residents will love it.
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    Thanks Ditter!
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    Interesting. Always nice to learn something new each day and you've helped me accomplish it early today.

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    I am moving to the equator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhansen6 View Post
    I am moving to the equator.

    LOL... Me too!!!

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    O.K. Ditter.........My brain is on overload!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    Very interesting info ~ but I believe December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays this year ~ not 5 Fridays.
    you are right it is Sunday Monday and Saturday And now I might be able to convince my father to stop taking a regular Bayer aspirin every day.He drinks at least 8 pots of coffee a day and even a paper cut turns into a kitchen 'terry cloth' towel in the trash can -as he always said to us The older they get the harder it gets.He'll be 89 in a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    OK, now how do they know that about losing hearing & sight after death??
    I've got the same question!
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    Wow, neat facts!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Okay, now I have a visual of nudists playing volleyball. Ughhhhh!

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