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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 #15 on: December 23, 2012, 02:15:18 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.

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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2012, 02:17:57 PM »
how about stop making pennies! that can reduce the cost i think
Getting rid of pennies should be the first step.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2012, 02:25:45 PM »
Getting rid of pennies should be the first step.
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Considering a penny stays in circulation for 10+ years I would say .02 is one great bargain!!!

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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 02:29:12 PM »
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The 2 statements are in answer to 2 diff questions.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 02:29:48 PM »
Even though it is a bargain it useful purpose is over.
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2012, 02:31:30 PM »
Come to think of it I can't remember the last time I actually paid for something using a penny.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2012, 02:33:07 PM »
the problem with getting rid of pennies is what do you throw into fountains???

Maybe canadian money....

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2012, 02:33:35 PM »
Come to think of it I can't remember the last time I actually paid for something using a penny.
can you remember the last time you didnt use your credit card?

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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2012, 02:34:31 PM »
the problem with getting rid of pennies is what do you throw into fountains???

Maybe canadian money....
they got rid of the penny

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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2012, 02:45:34 PM »
Why the U.S. Penny Won't Die Like Canada's Just Did

In the US
There are objections to rounding, which one economist estimated could cost U.S. consumers as much as $1.5 billion over five years. Also, cutting out the penny may just put more reliance on the nickel—which is even more expensive to produce.

According to the Coin Update "The U.S. loses 1.4¢ on each penny it makes and 6.2¢ on each nickel".
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2012, 02:47:45 PM »
Why the U.S. Penny Won't Die Like Canada's Just Did

In the US
There are objections to rounding, which one economist estimated could cost U.S. consumers as much as $1.5 billion over five years. Also, cutting out the penny may just put more reliance on the nickel—which is even more expensive to produce.

According to the Coin Update "The U.S. loses 1.4¢ on each penny it makes and 6.2¢ on each nickel".

Good.  Get rid of both of them.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2012, 02:49:51 PM »
More Penny facts.

There are 150 Billion pennies in circulation (makes one wonder why they still need to produce them)
Piled high they would stretch 60% to the moon
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2012, 02:53:06 PM »
Good.  Get rid of both of them.

What do you do with the cost to US consumers when inevitably things will be rounded up, to the consumers disadvantage.

On the flip side though, US consumers might actually save, being than nothing would have the .99 gimmick any more and the price would be more clear.

On the other flip side though, if consumers would spend less because prices are more clear than what cost would that have on the economy as a whole.
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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2012, 02:57:36 PM »
For all I care keep the .99 pricing and just round the transaction to the nearest dime.
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2012, 03:08:16 PM »
IIRC Israel rounds prices off to the nearest 10 agorot. Something tells me that is NOT the reason Israels' economy is in the state it is.
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