1. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. “UP” indicated the direction of the bubbles.
2. Mosquito repellents do not repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they do not know you are there.
3. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
4. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
5. American car horns beep in the tone of F.
6. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
7. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
8. One in every four Americans has appeared on television.
9. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
10. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
11. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
12. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
13. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
14. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
15. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
16. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.
17. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
18. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
19. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
20. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
21. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
22. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly; Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
23. Pearls melt in vinegar.
24. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
25. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
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