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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 #300 on: February 12, 2013, 05:31:54 PM »
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.

I believe that it's a misleading statistic.
Not wearing a seatbelt doesn't attribute to death, driving dangerously does.
Not wearing a seatbelt means that you have less of a chance of preventing the death.
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« Reply #301 on: February 12, 2013, 05:33:51 PM »
Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI's father was a police officer.
when did he resign  ;)

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #302 on: February 12, 2013, 05:34:10 PM »
I believe that it's a misleading statistic.
Not wearing a seatbelt doesn't attribute to death, driving dangerously does.

Of course it does, if they would've been wearing a seatbelt, they wouldn't of died.
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« Reply #303 on: February 12, 2013, 05:34:29 PM »
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« Reply #304 on: February 12, 2013, 05:46:14 PM »
Of course it does, if they would've been wearing a seatbelt, they wouldn't of died.
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« Reply #305 on: February 12, 2013, 05:47:51 PM »
No way to know that unless you are ***.

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« Reply #306 on: February 12, 2013, 05:56:25 PM »
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« Reply #307 on: February 12, 2013, 07:34:04 PM »
Did you know that the U.S. has a greater percentage of its population locked in prison than any other country in the world.


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« Reply #308 on: February 12, 2013, 08:34:40 PM »
Did you know that since President Obama took office, food stamp program recipients have risen by 16 million people. The amount of food stamp recipiants is now greater than the population of Spain, and stands at aproximately 48 million people.
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« Reply #309 on: February 12, 2013, 09:44:45 PM »
Did you know that Trafficf fatalities are the leading cause of law enforcement deaths in the US, of which 42% is attributed to not wearing seatbelts.
A large percent of those were texting or drunk but its their buddies writing up the Police Report!
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« Reply #310 on: February 14, 2013, 12:20:26 PM »
Did you know that 73% of diners are more likely to order dessert today than during an everyday dining occasion.

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« Reply #311 on: February 14, 2013, 12:30:05 PM »
Did you know that since President Obama took office, food stamp program recipients have risen by 16 million people. The amount of food stamp recipiants is now greater than the population of Spain, and stands at aproximately 48 million people.
Is that his problem?
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« Reply #312 on: February 14, 2013, 12:30:51 PM »
Did you know that the U.S. has a greater percentage of its population locked in prison than any other country in the world.
Even more than N. Korea?
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #313 on: February 14, 2013, 12:32:19 PM »
Even more than N. Korea
Well you can argue that the entire population of N. Korea is in a prison of sorts...

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« Reply #315 on: February 16, 2013, 07:53:26 PM »
Did you know that since President Obama took office, food stamp program recipients have risen by 16 million people. The amount of food stamp recipiants is now greater than the population of Spain, and stands at aproximately 48 million people.
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« Reply #316 on: February 16, 2013, 08:53:12 PM »
Did you know that Pope Stephen VI  had his predecessor (Pope Formosus, the one before Bonface VI) exhumed from his grave, brought into court, and tried for various crimes. The corpse was found guilty, his three blessing fingers were hacked off and all ordinations performed by Formosus were annulled as punishment. He was then reburied before he was dug up once again in order to be thrown into the Tiber. Eventually Pope Stephen VI was himself imprisoned and strangled to death.
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Did you know that 9 out of ten women aren't interested in a man with a pink shirt......which is all right because 9 out of ten men with pink shirts aren't interested in women

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Did you know that a toilet handle in a public bathroom may have up to 40,000 germs per square inch.
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