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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 #30 on: December 23, 2012, 04:00:51 PM »
Did you know that Time Magazine's man of the year in 1938 was Adlof Hitler YM"S
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« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2012, 04:03:57 PM »
Did you know that Time Magazine's man of the year in 1938 was Adlof Hitler YM"S
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2012, 04:14:36 PM »
us would also save money by eliminating the dollar bill and replace with a dollar coin.
stays in circulation much longer

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2012, 04:17:28 PM »
us would also save money by eliminating the dollar bill and replace with a dollar coin.
stays in circulation much longer
And makes it easier to hit spend thresholds :D
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2012, 04:23:11 PM »
Why do we need cash/coins at all?
If not for shadowy business.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 04:23:27 PM »
us would also save money by eliminating the dollar bill and replace with a dollar coin.
stays in circulation much longer
Except that people hate carrying coins.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2012, 04:24:05 PM »
Why do we need cash/coins at all?
If not for shadowy business.

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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2012, 04:25:36 PM »
Lol, that's what I meant.
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2012, 05:02:58 PM »
Except that people hate carrying coins.
I love carrying coins, especially to the bank!  :)
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2012, 06:41:23 PM »
In the US
There are objections to rounding, which one economist estimated could cost U.S. consumers as much as $1.5 billion over five years.
Australia has been rounding to the nearest 5c for years. I can't say that the economy is suffering...
And once you get used to it, fumbling around with pennies when in the US seems so ... petty.

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2012, 08:22:54 PM »
Did you know Hertz in Israel doesn't have any German cars in the fleet b'Shita (Nazis)?!
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« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2012, 08:33:32 PM »
Did you know you can get most Snapple Real Facts (R) here ;D
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2012, 09:47:39 AM »
For all I care keep the .99 pricing and just round the transaction to the nearest dime.
Or introduce a 99cents coin...

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« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2012, 04:37:15 PM »
Did you know that the active ingredient in most toothpastes is sodium fluoride, which can be lethal.
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