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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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« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2013, 05:17:58 PM »
Did you know that chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
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« Reply #161 on: January 10, 2013, 05:25:59 PM »
Did you know that chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Yes.  Or keeping the water faucet running.  But IMHO both dont work.

Or use the onion goggles  :D
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« Reply #162 on: January 10, 2013, 05:48:58 PM »
All 3 Laws of motion?
It would seem so.
Can you give an example where that's not the case?

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« Reply #163 on: January 10, 2013, 06:01:49 PM »
It would seem so.
Can you give an example where that's not the case?
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« Reply #164 on: January 10, 2013, 06:04:23 PM »
Yes.  Or keeping the water faucet running.  But IMHO both dont work.

Or use the onion goggles  :D

Some suggest to put a matchstick with the tip sticking out in your mouth or puting the onions in the freezer before chopping.

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« Reply #165 on: January 10, 2013, 06:06:33 PM »
Yes.  Or keeping the water faucet running.  But IMHO both dont work.

Or use the onion goggles  :D

I've used goggles before. :)) Otherwise I can't see a blasted thing.

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I've used goggles before. :)) Otherwise I can't see a blasted thing.

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« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2013, 09:25:43 AM »
Some suggest to put a matchstick with the tip sticking out in your mouth or puting the onions in the freezer before chopping.

10 Tips For Chopping Onions Without Shedding A Tear
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Did you know that Uncle Sam was a jewish butcher from Troy New York.
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Did you know that Colin Powell speaks Yiddish?
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Did you know that Colin Powell speaks Yiddish?

He worked as a schlepper for a jewish guy before he went to the army.
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He worked as a schlepper for a jewish guy before he went to the army.
haha yup. Where'd you see that? He was at my house once and spoke Yiddish with my mom, only problem was he knew more than her lol.
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« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2013, 06:59:24 PM »
haha yup. Where'd you see that? He was at my house once and spoke Yiddish with my mom lol.

I don't remember.

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I don't remember.

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My nanny and him were Pinochle partners. He used to stay at her house when he was in town.

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Did you know that when President Harry Truman was a child he was a shabbos goy for a jewish family (and no, that's not why he supported the founding of Israel, in fact at first he was vehemently opposed until Weitzman enterd the pic).
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Did you know that there are 30 mitzvahs included in the 7 mitzvahs Bnei Noach.
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Did you know that President Barack Hussein Obama as a teenager worked at Baskin-Robbins and has a dislike for ice cream.
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I knew there was something I didn't like about him!
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