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... bagel shops, Homer Simpson, Arsenic Complexion Wafers

by Florence Shea

More than 70 percent of all bagel shops in the United States are found in New York, New Jersey, Florida and California.

The New York Stock Exchange had its first million-share trading day in 1886.

More than 45,000 pieces of plastic debris float on every square mile of ocean.

Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.

The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.

Nearly 30% of female lottery winners hide their winning tickets in their bras.

You have no sense of smell when you’re sleeping.

According to Homer Simpson a feline is an elephant.

The name of the other mouse in the Tom & Jerry cartoons was Nibbles or Tuffy.

The last item shown on British TV before World War II was Mickey Mouse.

In Columbus Ohio it is illegal to sell cornflakes on Sunday.

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

It’s illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you’re sitting on a curb in St. Louis.

Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women’s feet.

In M & M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Murrie, the developers of the candy in 1941.

In the 1700’s, European women achieved a pale complexion by wearing “Arsenic Complexion Wafers” actually made with the poison.



Sources: coolquiz.com, funfunnyfacts.com, triviaplaying.com, strangefacts.com, corsinet.com

September 5, 2014


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