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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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Did you know.... Interesting facts
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:44:16 PM »
Did you know that it costs 2 cents to make a penny and 10 cents to make a nickel.
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Re: Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 12:49:49 PM »
Did you know that it costs 2 cents to make a penny and 10 cents to make a nickel.

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 12:52:28 PM »
Did you know that it costs 2 cents to make a penny and 10 cents to make a nickel.
Gotta love America! 
Why don't they just outsource it to China?
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 12:55:45 PM »
Why don't they just outsource it to China?

Actually it was in the news recently that they are looking for ways to reduce the cost.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 01:01:24 PM »
how about stop making pennies! that can reduce the cost i think

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 01:02:01 PM »
Actually it was in the news recently that they are looking for ways to reduce the cost.
Maybe just follow Israels example and stop making them?
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 01:02:41 PM »
The copper lobby will never let that happen
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 01:10:11 PM »
Maybe just follow Israels example and stop making them?

Israel's Agora is worth alot less than a penny.

If they would discontinue the penny, they would have to make a 2 or 3 cent coin.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 01:47:07 PM »
Considering a penny stays in circulation for 10+ years I would say .02 is one great bargain!!!


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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
Did you know that in the state of Georgia it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket on sunday.
And, in Lexington kentucky it is Illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket any time.

I'm not making this up.
Why do you keep on deleting this post and reposting it? ???
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 01:49:24 PM »
Why do you keep on deleting this post and reposting it? ???
is that why it keeps showing up as new by me?

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 01:50:23 PM »
is that why it keeps showing up as new by me?
I guess.  It could be a system mistake.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 01:50:46 PM »
Why do you keep on deleting this post and reposting it? ???
He does that every time I post something. Just one of his childish ways.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 02:08:35 PM »
Why do you keep on deleting this post and reposting it? ???

I was just trying to keep the topic orderly. He had posted something about the previous fact, so I figured i'd post the next fact after that to keep a bit of order instead of it being mishgebabled. But every single time I moved the "fact", he moved his previous comment too.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2012, 02:11:59 PM »
I was just trying to keep the topic orderly.
You got caught with your hand in the cookie jar. Just admit it and move on instead of making up some lame a** excuse.
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