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The Shopping cart was invented in 1937 by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Pigly Wigly supermarket.

It costs 2 cents to produce a penny, and 10 cents to produce a nickel.
There are 150 Billion pennys in circulation, stacked one on top of an other it would reach 60% to the moon.

The hair on average adult scalp grows 115 feet a day.

The active ingredient in most toothpastes is sodium fluoride, which can be lethal.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by removing 1 olive from each salad served in first class.

Scientists discovered that a side effect to having a high IQ is being a night owl, Which is associated with emotional instability, in addition, night owl's are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

Israel is only a sixth of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East.

Around the world there are 10,000 credit card transactions done every second.

The first credit card company was Diners Club and initially it was only accepted at 14 restauraunts.
Diners Club was started in 1950 after the founder Frank X. McNamara came up with the idea when one evening after dining at a restaurant he realized he had forgotten his wallet. Within 1 year Diners Club had more than 20,000 cardmembers.

For principled reasons, Hertz Israel does not have in it's fleet any German made cars.

Israeli stamps are certified Kosher.

Under the current numbering system for Interstate highways, odd numbers generally indicate a north-south route, and even numbers mean an east-west route.

The average annual salary for a lead pastor in a megachurch (2,000+ members) is about $155,000, and can sometimes reach $400,000.

Hitler's mother contemplated abortion, But her doctor convinced her out of it.
Adolph Hitler was named Time magazine's person of the year in 1938
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #135 on: January 03, 2013, 03:57:05 PM »
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Nope! See in the paper (referenced in the link I brought) and it explains the difference; if you randomly toss a toast in the air it'll fall 50/50. But if you have a toast sitting on a table butter face up, and it slides off, it'll usually fall butter side down.

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« Reply #136 on: January 03, 2013, 11:45:21 PM »
the buttered side is heavier so it flips on the way down
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« Reply #137 on: January 04, 2013, 07:55:13 AM »
Tablet ownership has increased from one in ten households less than two years ago to one in three today.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #138 on: January 05, 2013, 06:40:23 PM »
Tablet ownership has increased from one in ten households less than two years ago to one in three today.

Nonsense. Aspirin has been found in virtually every household for many years already.

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #139 on: January 06, 2013, 01:16:15 AM »
Nonsense. Aspirin has been found in virtually every household for many years already.
I think its pretty clear that he was referring to the Luchos not Asprin!
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« Reply #140 on: January 06, 2013, 03:52:38 PM »
can we put the wiki at the end? always scrolling down...
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« Reply #141 on: January 06, 2013, 09:07:36 PM »
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« Reply #142 on: January 06, 2013, 10:40:15 PM »
can we put the wiki at the end? always scrolling down...
-1, would defeat the point of the wiki. Anyways aren't you opening to the second page. Wiki should be automatically minimized
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« Reply #143 on: January 06, 2013, 11:10:33 PM »
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #144 on: January 09, 2013, 05:44:32 PM »
Did you know that a fully loaded Boeing 747, weighs as much as 400 tons, and uses all three of Sir Isaac Newton’s famous Laws of Motion to get to a take off speed of 150mph.

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« Reply #145 on: January 09, 2013, 05:45:49 PM »
Did you know that the shopping cart was invented in 1937 by Sylvan Goldman. "Sylvan Goldman was the owner of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Goldman invented the shopping cart as a way to get customers to purchase more items at one time."

Did you know that Sylvan Goldman (who was jewish) also invented the airport luggage cart.
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« Reply #146 on: January 09, 2013, 05:54:00 PM »
Did you know that that In May of 2000, a chartered plane carrying the New York Knicks taxied out to close to a line of cars parked on the runway. The engines on planes are so powerful that the blast from the taxiing plane flipped head coach Jeff Ban Gundy's car into the air and over three other cars, completely destroying it.


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« Reply #147 on: January 09, 2013, 06:01:47 PM »
Did you know that on average when one stops smoking he'll require 1 hour less of sleep at night.
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« Reply #148 on: January 09, 2013, 06:15:40 PM »
Did you know that on average when one stops smoking he'll require 1 hour less of sleep at night.

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