Thursday, June 12, 2008


Around 2,800 BC in Egypt, money was molded as a ring -- ancient Egyptian marriage ceremonies involved placing the money on the bride's finger to show that she now possessed wealth from the groom's family

All diamonds are more than 100 million years old, and can be as old as 3 billion years

The U.S. Constitution provides that the House of Representatives have no more than one representative for every 30,000 persons with a minimum of one rep per state -- the number of representatives continued to grow in accordance with census figures until 1910, by which time there were 435 members -- after the 1920 census, Congress voted in 1929 to limit the number of representatives to 435 (if the number of representatives continued to grow based on population, as of 2000 there would have been 9,000 members of the House of Representatives)

Pawn shops emerged in China around 3,000 BC

In a recent Gallup Poll, 5 out of 6 people identified nurses as "the most honest and ethical workers" in the United States

In 1923, the U.S. Attorney General declared that it was legal for women to wear trousers in public

After his victory over Roman general Pompey, Julius Caesar gave all poor families in the Empire a rent-free year

40% of the world's newspapers are printed on paper that comes from Canadian forests

Non-smokers dream more at night than smokers

First year Americans used credit cards more than cash: 1995

In a 2002 survey, 43% of single adult men in the U.S. stated they had not gone on a date in the previous year

Most destructive disease in human history: Malaria (currently, half a billion people will be infected each year and about one million will die as a result)

Every hour, 1 billion cells in the human body must be replaced

Hydrogen is the most common atom in the universe

43% of Evangelical Christians are "born-again" before age 13

It is illegal to swim on dry land in Santa Ana, California

BUSHISMS (Actual quotes from our Commander in Chief):
"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country"

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls"

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children"

"Listen, I want to thank the leaders in faith, the faith-based and community-based community for being here"

"For NASA, space is still a high priority"

"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system"

"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law"

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful- and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country, and neither do we"

"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God"

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