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« on: September 13, 2008, 08:54:11 pm »

Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos! 

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

      The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!    


Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year! 

The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!



Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!

A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!

      The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!   


A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States! 

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 04:58:47 pm »

It seems like there are no clocks in airports too.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 09:50:32 pm »

I was a kid but can remember all the griping about Sat. Mail stopping....I say one less day to worry about bills.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 10:02:03 pm »

They removed the clocks from all of the post offices here...Probably because they are sol s-l-o-w.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 09:43:48 am »

I get most of my mail on Saturday.  I don't like our mail guy.  I bark at him.  ugly
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 01:17:10 pm »

Do you have a scooby snack afterwords
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 03:15:53 pm »

No, he has a rum and coke afterwards.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 03:21:18 pm »

You got it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2008, 06:42:29 am »

I recall that years backthey attempted to discontinue Saturday mail delivery in the US but it was so unpopular that they quickly discarded the idea.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 10:56:04 am »

I`m surprised they cared what people thought about it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 10:49:53 am »

i dont get y they woudl wanna stop sat. mail....
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 06:37:00 pm »

For the same reason they close most banks on Saturday.... Because they can, if no one complains.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 08:37:51 pm »

my bank is open on sunday
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 08:39:23 pm »

Lucky you! Mine`s not.  Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 08:55:08 pm »

I wonder if mooning smileys  would break the tos?
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