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Did You Know ?

June 5, 2008

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DID YOU KNOW: Watermelons are 97% water, lettuce 97%, tomatoes 95%, carrots 90%, and bread 30%.

RY: I know now but why? Someone helps me out!

DID YOU KNOW: In 1929, Charles Leiper Grigg from the Howdy Company invented a drink which was introduced to the market as “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas,” which didn’t sell terribly well so the company renamed it 7 Up.

RY: Never complicates life. It is complicated enough!

DID YOU KNOW: In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.

RY: You are the man bug, moth! Continue to make history for your ‘race’.

DID YOU KNOW: The characters of Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie were given the same first names as Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s real-life father, mother, and two sisters.

RY: I wonder if Simpson is reflective of Matt’s family personality. That will be so funny if it is. Can do a reality show rather than watching cartoon.

DID YOU KNOW: (1) John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839; Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939; (2) Both assassins were known by their three names; (3) Both names are composed of fifteen letters; (4) Lincoln was shot at the theatre named ‘Ford.’, while Kennedy was shot in a car called ‘ Lincoln ‘ made by ‘Ford.’; (5) Lincoln was shot in a theatre and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse, while Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theatre; and finally; (6) A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland, whereas a week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

RY: Very creepy. I don’t want to know anymore!

DID YOU KNOW: Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

RY: Really? I love honey.

DID YOU KNOW: Spiral staircases in medieval castles always run clockwise because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.

RY: My father is left handed, so is he the…? He is nice person, though.

DID YOU KNOW: At age 47, the Rolling Stones’ bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with 13-year old Mandy Smith, with her mother’s blessing. Six years later, they were married, but the marriage only lasted a year. Not long after, Bill’s 30-year-old son Stephen married Mandy’s mother, age 46. That made Stephen a stepfather to his former stepmother. If Bill and Mandy had remained married, Stephen would have been his father’s father-in-law and his own grandpa.

RY: All things are possible in he name of love.

DID YOU KNOW: Ferdinand Porsche, who later went on to build sports cars bearing his own name, designed the original 1936 Volkswagen!

RY: Who is the designer of Proton Saga? I want to be his best friend.

DID YOU KNOW: There are 52 cards in a standard deck and there are 52 weeks in a year. There are 4 suits in a deck of cards and 4 seasons in a year. If you add the values of all the cards in a deck (jack=11 queen=12, etc.) you get a total of 365 the same as the number of days in a year!

RY: Numbers and mathematic never stop to amaze me.

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