Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Things you may have known

Things you may have known
but have probably forgotten:-

Donald Duck comics were once banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb (sign of a truly civilized society.)

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you are less likely to sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

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