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Hi all!  I was glad to see that MOL is back up and running.  I was missing
it.  Everything is moving right along here.  Mom is doing better with the
chemo now that she knows what to expect each time.  Hope you'all are doing
well.

Regards

Dusti 




<< The first couple shown in bed together on prime TV were Fred & Wilma 
 Flintstone.
 
 Coca-Cola was originally green.
 
 Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
 
 The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
 
 Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
 
 City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong  Kong
 
 State with the highest % of people who walk to work:    Alaska
 
 % of Africa that is wilderness:  28%
 
 % of North America that is wilderness:  38%
 
 Barbie's measurements if she were life size:   39-23-33
 
 Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of  eleven: $6,400
 
 Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:  61,000.
 
 Intelligent people have more zinc & copper in their hair.
 
 The world's youngest parents were 8 & 9 and lived in China in 1910.
 
 The youngest pope was 11 years old.
 
 First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
 
 The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
 
 Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
history. 
 Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, 
 Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
 
 111,111,111 x 111,111,111  =  12,345,678,987,654,321
 
 If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in
the 
 air, the person died in battle; if the horse has 1 front leg in the air,
the 
 person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has
all 
 four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
 
 Only 2 people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John 
 Hancock & Charles Thomson.  Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the

last 
 signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
 
 "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
 
 The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the
South 
 Pacific.  When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber
machine 
 gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the 
 fuselage.  If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the
whole 
 9 yards."
 
 Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
looks 
 like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
 
 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.
 
 The Eisenhower interstate system requires that 1 mile in every 5 must be

 straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of
war
or 
 other emergencies.
 
 The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the
"General 
 Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
 
 The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only 6 inches per gallon of 
 diesel.
 
 No NFL team which played its home games in a domed stadium has ever won
a 
 Superbowl.
 
 The only 2 days of the year in which there are no professional sports
games

 (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before & the day after the Major
League

 all-stars Game.
 
 The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the plague. 
Infected 
 people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the 
 rosey"), these sores would smell very badly, so common folks would put 
 flowers on their bodies somewhere
 (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("a
pocket

 full of posies"), people who died from the plague would be burned so as
to 
 reduce the possible spread of the disease ("ashes, ashes, we all fall
down!")
 
 Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
 A.  Conception.
 
 Q. What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other TV show?
 A. No theme song.
 
 Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
 A. Their birthplace.
 
 Q. What is the most popular boat name requested by boat owners?
 A. Obsession
 
 Q. How far do you have to go until you find the letter "A" when spelling

 numbers?
 A. 1000
 
 Q. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers & laser 
 printers have in common?
 A. All were invented by women.
 
 Q. This is the only food that doesn't spoil.
 A. Honey
 
 Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the
year.
 A. Father's Day
 
 Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
ironic?
 A. He was allergic to carrots.

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