Return to Homepage

 

  For the
  Golden Years
  Generation

Your How To Source: Issues of Value, Ethics, Human Needs and Deeds       Edited by Heinz Dinter, PhD

Twenty more things you might not know (2006-07-19)

A continuation from the February 2006 issue.

·        Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.

·        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.

·        There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

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

·        There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple and silver.

·        Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

·        A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

·        The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

·        If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

·        By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless).

·        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.

·        American Airlines saved $40,000 in ’87 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

·        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

·        Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples.

·        Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

·        The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

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

·        Back in the mid to late ’80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator game.

·        Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.

Google
Web www.grandlifestyle.com


We invite comments and contributions.
Do you have news to report, experience to share, reminiscence to keep alive, or wisdom to spare? Share them with our readers, and your friends and colleagues.
Please click here to submit your contribution.

 

Not yet a subscriber to Grand Lifestyle published every month?
Please click here to enter your FREE subscription.

 

The Grand Lifestyle news journal is an email service designed with you in mind. We think you will enjoy reading it. However, if you wish to unsubscribe, please click here.

 

You have my 100% guaranty for protecting your privacy:
Your email address will not be sold, leased or given to anyone.

Copyright © 2003-2006 Grand Lifestyle Publisher
Grand Lifestyle™ is a trademark of Grand Lifestyle Publisher

| Top | Read Grand Lifestyle Journal | About Grand Lifestyle |
|
Archive | About Us | Subscribe | Sponsor | Home |

A Gift of My Book for You
Search the Web or this Site
Grand Lifestyle Archive
I Invite You to Subscribe/Sponsor
How to Enlarge/Print/Save a Photo
or Print a Selection from a Page

Subscribe to Grand Lifestyle
Email:

Please click hereKaren Steinberg-Lewis
ABR
Realtor-Associate

Selling Miami
a Yard at a Time

Professionalism based on many years of serving
my clients.
I will be honored
to serve you too.

 

Silver Spur Ranch

Click to Visit the Silver Spur Ranch WebsiteThere are no limits to experience and enjoy the "Cowboy Way" at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in the most beautiful part
 of the Texas Hill Country.

Silver Spur Guest Ranch
9266 Bandera Creek Road
Bandera, TX 78003
830-796-3037

Please Click Here to Email Us

 

Click to Enlarge the PhotoA Tropical Island Paradise in the middle of Biscayne Bay
Miami (Coconut Grove) Luxury Condo For Sale

Click for the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

| Top |