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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 #480 on: October 03, 2014, 01:20:54 PM »
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The Berditchiver Rebbe said on a k'vius like this year where Yom Kippor falls on Shabbos, "you are not allowed to write on Shabbos except for pikuach nefesh. Hashem follows His Torah, therefore He can only write us into the book of life since it is pikuach nefesh if He doesn't".
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #481 on: October 03, 2014, 01:23:45 PM »
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The Berditchiver Rebbe said on a k'vius like this year where Yom Kippor falls on Shabbos, "you are not allowed to write on Shabbos except for pikuach nefesh. Hashem follows His Torah, therefore He can only write us into the book of life since it is pikuach nefesh if He doesn't".
May we merit to have a complete and peaceful redemption this year!
cant really just sit back and relax, cuz not being written in the Book of Life may have the same effect as being written in the Book of Death  ;)

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #482 on: October 06, 2014, 04:48:38 PM »
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What exactly don't you understand?


And I'll add anther fun fact:

Sen. John McCain can be seen in the middle of 24 5.7 acting as a CTU analyst.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #483 on: January 07, 2015, 11:39:16 AM »
Suriname, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, The United States and Palau are the only countries in the world that don't provide paid maternity leave?
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #484 on: January 07, 2015, 11:45:08 AM »
Suriname, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, The United States and Palau are the only countries in the world that don't provide paid maternity leave?
Interesting indeed. Where did you get that list from?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Federally_mandated_maternity_leave_by_country.gif#mediaviewer/File:Federally_mandated_maternity_leave_by_country.gif

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #485 on: January 07, 2015, 11:53:20 AM »
Interesting indeed. Where did you get that list from?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Federally_mandated_maternity_leave_by_country.gif#mediaviewer/File:Federally_mandated_maternity_leave_by_country.gif

Interesting, I guess Australia doesn't either have paid leave (though they're still ahead on unpaid leave).

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #486 on: January 17, 2015, 11:16:23 PM »
Fun Fact: Doc Rivers & Austin Rivers are first father & son to be on same team since Delonte West & LeBron James
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #487 on: February 09, 2015, 10:37:39 AM »
...Nixon's staffers had a speech prepared in case something went wrong with Apollo 11 stranding Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon? It was discovered in 1999 and is sometimes called "The greatest speech never given".

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    To: H. R. Haldeman
    From: Bill Safire

    July 18, 1969.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER:

    Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

    These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

    These two men are laying down their lives in mankind's most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

    They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by the nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

    In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

    In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

    Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man's search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

    For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.

    PRIOR TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT:

    The President should telephone each of the widows-to-be.

    AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT, AT THE POINT WHEN NASA ENDS COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE MEN:

    A clergyman should adopt the same procedure as a burial at sea, commending their souls to "the deepest of the deep," concluding with the Lord's Prayer.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #488 on: February 09, 2015, 11:46:55 AM »
...Nixon's staffers had a speech prepared in case something went wrong with Apollo 11 stranding Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon? It was discovered in 1999 and is sometimes called "The greatest speech never given".

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    To: H. R. Haldeman
    From: Bill Safire

    July 18, 1969.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER:

    Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

    These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

    These two men are laying down their lives in mankind's most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

    They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by the nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

    In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

    In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

    Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man's search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

    For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.

    PRIOR TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT:

    The President should telephone each of the widows-to-be.

    AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT, AT THE POINT WHEN NASA ENDS COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE MEN:

    A clergyman should adopt the same procedure as a burial at sea, commending their souls to "the deepest of the deep," concluding with the Lord's Prayer.
Fascinating! I can just wonder if this was perhaps the only speech prepared. The idea of a successful moon landing was so farfetched (at the time) that I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't anticipate success. That's just my personal feeling (obviously).
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #489 on: February 09, 2015, 11:53:47 AM »
Fascinating! I can just wonder if this was perhaps the only speech prepared. The idea of a successful moon landing was so farfetched (at the time) that I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't anticipate success. That's just my personal feeling (obviously).
I actually found out about it from today's XKCD comic where he put a few more (parody) speeches :P
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #490 on: February 25, 2015, 05:32:47 PM »
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #491 on: February 25, 2015, 05:39:31 PM »
I think it's interesting that their "poskim" (lehavdil) decided that being stranded on the moon was in the geder of burial at sea.

Is "deepest of the deep' a reference to "bimtzulos yam"?
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« Reply #492 on: February 25, 2015, 05:43:06 PM »
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« Reply #493 on: February 25, 2015, 08:09:33 PM »
It is illegal to die in the British Houses of Parliament
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« Reply #494 on: February 25, 2015, 08:15:23 PM »
...Nixon's staffers had a speech prepared in case something went wrong with Apollo 11 stranding Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon? It was discovered in 1999 and is sometimes called "The greatest speech never given".

[Source]
Quote
Transcript

    To: H. R. Haldeman
    From: Bill Safire

    July 18, 1969.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER:

    Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

    These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

    These two men are laying down their lives in mankind's most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

    They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by the nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

    In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

    In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

    Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man's search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

    For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.

    PRIOR TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT:

    The President should telephone each of the widows-to-be.

    AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT, AT THE POINT WHEN NASA ENDS COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE MEN:

    A clergyman should adopt the same procedure as a burial at sea, commending their souls to "the deepest of the deep," concluding with the Lord's Prayer.
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