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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 #280 on: February 03, 2013, 07:05:26 PM »
It depends when you sleep.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #281 on: February 03, 2013, 10:29:02 PM »
Did you know the active ingredient in an average (30C Dilution) homeopathic remedy is diluted 1:1060 (That's a 1 with 60 zeroes after it). That's like dropping 1ml in a pool of water measuring 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters (or 106 light years) on each side.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #282 on: February 04, 2013, 05:52:30 PM »
Did you know that John Adams (the 2nd president of the US) and Thomas Jefferson (the 3rd president of the US) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day of July 4th 1826.
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« Reply #283 on: February 04, 2013, 06:13:56 PM »
Did you know 12 out of 13 smokers won't get lung cancer
Did you know, 9 out 10 statistics are BS. Including this one.
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« Reply #284 on: February 04, 2013, 06:14:37 PM »
Did you know, 9 out 10 statistics are BS. Including this one.

Not true.
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« Reply #285 on: February 04, 2013, 06:36:46 PM »
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« Reply #286 on: February 04, 2013, 07:32:45 PM »
Did you know that President Barack Hussein Obama can’t grow facial hair, only whiskers.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #287 on: February 04, 2013, 07:39:21 PM »
Did you know that President Barack Hussein Obama can’t grow facial hair, only whiskers.
Makes sense. That is a common gene within the african-american community. Just like Japanese don't grow chest hair.
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« Reply #288 on: February 04, 2013, 10:52:31 PM »
Most statistics look at the overall risk of lung cancer,combining both people who smoke and those who have  never smoked. Based on United States statistics, the lifetime risk that an individual (men and women combined) will develop lung cancer is 6.9%, or 1 in 13 people. Clearly this number would be higher for people who smoke and much lower for people who have never

Studies in other countries have broken down the risk further to differentiate between never smokers, former smokers, and current smokers.

In a 2006 European study, the risk of developing

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5.5% for male former smokers

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24.4% for male “heavy smokers” defined as smoking more than 5 cigarettes per day (18.5% for women)
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #289 on: February 05, 2013, 12:11:41 AM »
Did you know, 9 out 10 statistics are BS. Including this one.

ROBO--- So easy to say B.S.-- why not Google and correct!

John Adams (October 30, 1735 (O.S. October 19, 1735)  – July 4, 1826) was the second president of the United States (1797–1801),

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826)
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« Reply #290 on: February 05, 2013, 06:33:17 AM »
ROBO--- So easy to say B.S.-- why not Google and correct!

John Adams (October 30, 1735 (O.S. October 19, 1735)  – July 4, 1826) was the second president of the United States (1797–1801),

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826)

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« Reply #291 on: February 05, 2013, 05:53:08 PM »
Did you know that there is an issur D'orayso of Lifnei Iver, to be machshil a Ben Noach to transgress one of the 7 (30) Mitzvos Bnei Noach.
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« Reply #292 on: February 06, 2013, 08:54:33 AM »
Did you know that the reason why the lights are turned off on a plane (most airlines) during takeoff and landing,  Is for your eyes to adjust to lower levels of light. If there's an accident and emergency slides need to be activated, you will be able to see better and therefore be able to evacuate more quickly and safely.
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« Reply #293 on: February 06, 2013, 11:12:22 AM »
Did you know that the reason why the lights are turned off on a plane (most airlines) during takeoff and landing,  Is for your eyes to adjust to lower levels of light. If there's an accident and emergency slides need to be activated, you will be able to see better and therefore be able to evacuate more quickly and safely.

I always wondered about that.

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« Reply #294 on: February 06, 2013, 07:31:14 PM »
Did you know that traveling by airplane is the safest travel in the world.
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« Reply #295 on: February 07, 2013, 03:30:50 AM »
Did you know that the reason why the lights are turned off on a plane (most airlines) during takeoff and landing,  Is for your eyes to adjust to lower levels of light. If there's an accident and emergency slides need to be activated, you will be able to see better and therefore be able to evacuate more quickly and safely.

Similarly, the reason the blinds have to be open, so that in case of emergency you should know what to expect outside and not get in shock after exiting the plane.

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The definition of a blizzard is three hours or longer with sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 mph or greater, with considerable falling or blowing snow, reducing visibility to less than 1/4 of a mile.
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« Reply #297 on: February 09, 2013, 09:19:26 PM »
Did you know that 70% of earth is covered in water.
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Did you know that Trafficf fatalities are the leading cause of law enforcement deaths in the US, of which 42% is attributed to not weraing seatbelts.
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Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI's father was a police officer.
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