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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 #80 on: December 30, 2012, 04:00:56 AM »
And in Israel it's the other way round...
im not familiar with any interstate highways in israel

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« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2012, 04:20:48 AM »
Did you know that the first female flight attendant was a 25 yr old and was hired in 1930 by United Airlines. In addition all were required to weigh less than 115 pounds, and had to be nurses and unmarried.
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« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2012, 04:22:15 AM »
Did you know that American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by removing 1 olive from each salad served in first class.
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« Reply #83 on: December 30, 2012, 05:21:31 PM »
OP - Let me save you some time on the dumb laws front.

http://www.dumblaws.com/
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« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2012, 05:28:12 PM »
OP - Let me save you some time on the dumb laws front.

http://www.dumblaws.com/
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« Reply #85 on: December 30, 2012, 05:29:04 PM »
OP - Let me save you some time on the dumb laws front.

http://www.dumblaws.com/
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« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2012, 05:32:12 PM »
Ugh... now you pick up the baton?
Unless GB can stop AP I will have some time to kill.  ;)
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« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2012, 05:33:34 PM »
OP - Let me save you some time on the dumb laws front.

http://www.dumblaws.com/
"It is illegal to give a dog whiskey."

I wonder if beer is OK. My dog loves beer!
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« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2012, 05:37:56 PM »
OP - Let me save you some time on the dumb laws front.

http://www.dumblaws.com/
Do Jews live in Owensboro Kentucky?  ;)

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2012, 05:39:45 PM »
Do Jews live in Owensboro Kentucky?  ;)

"A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission."


I don't know but they definitely do live in New York:

"It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing”."

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #91 on: December 30, 2012, 05:40:33 PM »
"It is illegal to give a dog whiskey."

I wonder if beer is OK. My dog loves beer!

That's because your dog is Jewish. Nothing like a good l'chaim. ;)

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« Reply #92 on: December 30, 2012, 05:43:33 PM »
That's because your dog is Jewish. Nothing like a good l'chaim. ;)
Then I should make sure the beer is Kosher. IIRC most beer is Kosher?
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« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2012, 05:46:59 PM »
Then I should make sure the beer is Kosher. IIRC most beer is Kosher?

YYRC. :)

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« Reply #94 on: December 30, 2012, 05:52:44 PM »
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« Reply #95 on: December 30, 2012, 06:04:08 PM »
Did you know that 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.

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« Reply #96 on: December 30, 2012, 06:16:35 PM »
OP - Let me save you some time on the dumb laws front.

http://www.dumblaws.com/

It dosen't seem to have a full listing of all the dumb laws, For example, it dosen't even list the Affordable Care Act or the one raising the minimum wage to $9.80 etc;.   :)
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« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2012, 06:18:03 PM »
Yarra Yarra Rowing Club?

Nope... 'Twas my response to IIRC. :)

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« Reply #98 on: December 30, 2012, 06:18:44 PM »
Did you know that 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 suffer from depression.

GL
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Oh crap. And I'm reading this after 1 AM...  :-[

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« Reply #99 on: December 30, 2012, 06:20:09 PM »
Oh crap. And I'm reading this after 1 AM...  :-[

Well.... At least you have a high IQ.... Maybe.   ;)
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