Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Perfect IQ

Did you know:

Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera)
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for . . . blood plasma?

No piece of paper can be folded in half . . . more than seven times! (go ahead and try it! I'll wait.)

Donkeys kill more people annually . . . than plane crashes.

Oak trees don't produce acorns until they are . . . 50 years of age or older.

A modern packet of Wrigley's Doublemint

The first product to have a bar code was . . . Wrigleys gum.

Ameican Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each of their salads served first class.

Cloud structure in Venus' atmosphere, revealed by ultraviolet observations

Venus is the only planet that . . . rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from . . . dead skin!

Walt Disney was afraid of . . . mice.

Inexpensive, button-shape cultured freshwater pearls used in a necklace and bracelet.

Pearls melt in . . . vinegar.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.

A duck's quake doesn't echo--and no one knows why!

Three toothbrushes
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (Yuk!)

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton. (hmmm.)

And the last . . .

Closeup head-on view of a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), taken near the St. Lawrence River in northern New York State

Turtles can breathe through their -- uh, behind.

More Homemade Helpful Hints:
Lost a contact lenses? Darken the room as much as possible, then shine a flashlight over the floor. The lens should glow.

Need a pick-me-up? Use two clean dry bathtowels; douse them with your favorite cologne and toss in dryer for 3 minutes. Rub them vigorously over your body. Damp skin will absorb the fragrance.

To get rid of dead skin--rub a small amount of Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise) into your skin and let it sit for a few minutes. Massage, then rub off. Good for feet, elbows, knees and face.

Equal parts of water and cider vinegar to cleanse and tone skin.
Baby oil for facial cleansing cream.
Hair conditioner works better and is cheaper than shaving cream!


Those who sow courtesy reap friendship; and those who plant kindness gather love.


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