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Monday, December 10, 2007

random facts...

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!
There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!
Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!
It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!
In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits
It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

1 comment:

Sam D said...

The Vegas clock one

The casino owners probably don't want people to notice that the time is flying by while they are gambling, so that way they will keep gambling and not get onto more important business.

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