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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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« Reply #200 on: January 17, 2013, 06:06:56 PM »
Did you know that When President Harry Truman left office, his approval rating was at 20%. Years later historians consider him to be one of the greatest president's of the USA.
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« Reply #201 on: January 19, 2013, 07:31:57 PM »
Did you know that the Polio vaccine was invented by a jewish virologist by the name of Jonas Salk in 1955.
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« Reply #202 on: January 19, 2013, 07:43:27 PM »
Did you know that the Polio vaccine was invented by a jewish virologist by the name of Jonas Salk in 1955.
  Enders, Weller and Robbins did the research that led to Salk's vaccine. My grandfather got into Case Med school (at a time when unofficially only one Jew was accepted per year) because of his contribution in helping Enders Weller and Robbins research which won them the Nobel prize in 1954 :)
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« Reply #203 on: January 19, 2013, 07:45:07 PM »
  Enders, Weller and Robbins did the research that led to Salk's vaccine. My grandfather got into Case Med school (at a time when unofficially only one Jew was accepted per year) because of his contribution in helping Enders Weller and Robbins research which won them the Nobel prize in 1954 :)

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That Amex Travel will book award tickets for Centurion members but not for Platinum members...
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That Amex Travel will book award tickets for Centurion members but not for Platinum members...
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I spoke with the Centurion travel dept. :)
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That dependent kids of Centurion members enjoy Platinum benefits.
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« Reply #212 on: January 20, 2013, 03:54:47 AM »
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She's doing award tickets on a regular basis.
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I got her extension number so I can always call her (even though I'm just Plat, she'll do it for me if I wait on the line).
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Did you know that R' Menashe Ben Yisrael beleived that the Native Americans were from the Aseres Hashvotim. R' Menash Ben Yisrael even authored a sefer on the topic called Mikve Yisrael.
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« Reply #217 on: January 23, 2013, 07:42:16 PM »
Did you know that the Polio vaccine was invented by a jewish virologist by the name of Jonas Salk in 1955.

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Did you know that Robert Kennedey (Who was then attorney general, and who was later himself assassinated, by a Isalmic Terrorist) didn't beleive the official version of the assassination of his brother President JFK.
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