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    7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the
    original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the
    direction of the bubbles.

    Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray
    blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least
    6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles
    resulting from the flush.

    American car horns beep in the tone of F.

    No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

    1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching
    television.

    Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years
    of age or older.

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's
    "Born in the USA"

    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in
    the morning.

    The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of
    varieties of pickles the company once had.

    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called
    aglets.

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung
    cancer.

    Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

    Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been on a
    Pez dispenser.

    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all
    of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

    All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like
    being seen wearing them in public.

    Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her
    hands in jelly. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

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

    The three most valuable brand names on earth: Budweiser,
    Marlboro & Coca Cola

    Average life span of a major league baseball: seven
    pitches.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.



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    roger Guest
    excellent!!!!!!! I love that kind of stuff, though my friend hate me for it. Cliff klaven and I are busom buddies.
    Roger

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