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What, Israeli people eat their stamps? Hilarious!
The first handy page direct from a primary source that I happened to find was from the Swiss National Bank:
If you care to check further, you`ll find that most bank notes are made of cotton, or at least mostly cotton (USA notes use a mix of cotton and linen).
But don`t take my word for it. If you want to know anything, check the primary source if possible or a reliable source (i.e. not Wikipedia or a random website) if not.
Basically no other (non fictional) word ends in "ilver" or "orange" or "urple". But yeah, you`re right about `month`.
31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.Is the glue killed a certain way???
But really, if you didn`t even need to read this list to learn all of these... "facts," congratulations, you must be the smartest person in the whole Internet!
Seriously, use the word "fact" and people will believe any goddamned thing you say. Anyone who already "knew" this bullsh*t, I`ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
No? How `bout some swampland in Florida? And you should really check out this stuff called "dihydrogen monoxide," it`s totally bad for the environment.
Those would only work if it was quilver and shilver.
uhhh... !Quiver"Shiver ? Hello?
When scorpions fight each other they sting each other to kill... scorpions don`t sting themselves for the same reason we don`t strangle ourselves.
A rule is a simple measuring device, what would nowadays normally be called a ruler.
An experienced artisan can get a reasonably accurate measurement of distance using their experience and their thumb as a measuring device.
They are using a rule of thumb instead of a rule of wood or a rule of metal. This used to be common practice.
I`ve seen it done nowadays, by a carpet-fitter laying carpet tiles and assessing how much he needed to cut a tile to fit. He was accurate to about 1/16th of an inch using his thumb as a rule.
A rule of thumb is a reasonably accurate guide derived from experience. The real origin of the phrase matches that. The feminist fantasy origin doesn`t.
Most of these lists of "facts" on the net are rubbish. You`re better off assuming that they are all wrong than assuming that they are right, because most of them are wrong.
What you "knew" isn`t necessarily true.
Rule of thumb, for example, has nothing to do with a law about men being allowed to beat their wives with a stick as long as it was no thicker than their thumb. It would be impossible for the phrase to be derived from that law, because that law never existed. There are extensive records in England dating back centuries. We even have records of laws dating back to the 9th century (the laws of Alfred the Great, ~890). There is no record of any such law ever existing. The earliest known mention of it was in 1976, as an example of how Men Are Bad And Oppress Wimmin And Only Brave Bold Feminists Can Stop Them.
There was an incident, *centuries after the origin of the phrase* in which a judge was accused by his enemies of supporting the idea. The judge was ridiculed and villified as a result (showing that wife-beating was widely despised, not supported). It isn`t known whether he said it or his enemies were slandering
3. The dot over the letter i is called a “tittle”.
I`ve known this since I was, like, 12!
"Houston...I have a problem."
"What is it?"
Cool stuff, though.
Thats pretty cool. I knew most of them, though.
"On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily."
Horsesh*t. Maybe in third world countries, but around here its law to do things like, put the little band with parents names on the parents, and on the kid as soon as they are done cleaning it in the heating bed.
For the 7-up one, he wasn`t albino.
Also, half that stuff wasn`t true or even mildly useful. Bad post.
i know that..... :P
the raisen in carbonated drinks (everyone knows that!)
warren beatty and shirly mcclaine
I knew chocolate was bad for dogs but not why
fish scales in lipstick
Donald duck ban
no clocks in vegas
Halloween mask (everyone knows that too!)
rule of thumb
kosher stamp glue
Basically, completely useless list.
It was right, it does affect their body adversely and can kill them if they have too much. `Bout the only thing it was right on...
That is damn cool. I want to see that.
i believe what they meant for the celery is that u burn more cal eatin the celery than the celery itself has. therefore, negative cals
Meh, either way - would be fun if they were all true, but *shrug*.
also there are clocks in casinos in vegas. its in your pocket as a cell phone, on your wrist, AND ON THE WALL!!!!
on celery: it has 18 calories per 118 grams, that`s about one stalk. that`s a positive number if I in fact, did pass first grade math. it also has 4 grams of carbs, no fat and no protein.
the guiness book is not the most stolen from libraries. it`s the bible. which should actually be even a crazier thing to put on this site. but at least its true.
if farting truly damages a space suit, then beans would still be allowed. the only reason why people think beans make them fart is because they are really high in fiber. trust me, there is no special farting chemical in a bean.
oscars were not made of wood in WWII. they were made of plaster, which the celebrities could exchange for the metal ones after the war was over.
the 7 up inventor was not albino. he was a normal looking white guy. nothing special. check it out on snopes.
orcas have teeth. no exp
hard to know stuff that isn`t true.