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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 #60 on: December 25, 2012, 06:48:03 PM »
Did you know that the most expensive hotel room in the world is at the Four Seasons in Manhattan, and it costs about $34,000 a night. It is 4,300 sq feet and includes it's own private spa and fully leather clad dressing room.

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« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2012, 05:41:34 PM »
Did you know that the glue on the back of Israeli stamps is certified kosher.
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« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2012, 05:53:24 PM »
Did you know that the glue on the back of Israeli stamps is certified kosher.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2012, 05:53:38 PM »
Did you know that the glue on the back of Israeli stamps is certified kosher.

Yes, I did, actually.

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« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2012, 05:59:49 PM »
Yes, I did, actually.

Is that for a fact?  ;)
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« Reply #65 on: December 26, 2012, 06:00:41 PM »
Is that for a fact?  ;)

So I've been told.

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« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2012, 06:19:42 PM »
No wonder it tastes the way it does :P
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« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2012, 06:20:28 PM »
No wonder it tastes the way it does :P

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« Reply #70 on: December 27, 2012, 03:53:01 PM »
Did you know that it was the Roman senate who first declared January 1 as the New Year in 153 BC. Though this date wasn't widely accepted until Julius Caesar again declared January 1 in the Julian calendar as the New Year, in 46 BC.

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« Reply #71 on: December 27, 2012, 04:12:52 PM »
Did you know that it was the Roman senate who first declared January 1 as the New Year in 153 BC. Though this date wasn't widely accepted until Julius Caesar again declared January 1 in the Julian calendar as the New Year, in 46 BC.
First Xmas now New Years?  Next you'll want to take Easter away from the Christians too.
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« Reply #72 on: December 27, 2012, 04:16:57 PM »
First Xmas now New Years?  Next you'll want to take Easter away from the Christians too.

I'm not taking Xmas away from the christians, indeed it was them who made it famous, Inorder to get the pagans to join their religion. Though that day was a holiday all the way back to Adam.
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« Reply #73 on: December 27, 2012, 09:48:58 PM »
Did you know that the "green line" in Israel was never a recognized international border, rather it was only a cease fire line.
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« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2012, 03:59:32 PM »
Did you know that in Cleveland Ohio, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
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