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Twisting Facts


That is the job of our politicians.

Now that the storm in a teacup has settled down, and everyone's pretty face has been saved, let us ponder on some almost unbelievable facts, doing their round on the net, and twist them.
Elections will be held on December 29. Which year? That is not usually mentioned in the print and electronic media.

Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer. In trying that, nine out of ten men fell over.

A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why. Wrong! They do. A quack's echo is a quack. And so the quack-quack.

40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. That's why it is called so, it makes McDonald's happy.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled. An inside job, it is reported.

On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. Many others are apparently born to wrong parents.

Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces are enough to kill a small sized dog.

Most lipstick contains fish scales. That is why some women do not part their lips.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine. Ahh! The phensydyl syndrome!

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. Do not tell us what he did with his two feet for he was quite the romantic.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. Given America's economic downslide, 2009 organisers are thinking likewise.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. Time is money.

Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips. What brand of lipstick did Vinci use?

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm. His wife has remained unimpressed.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand. That is what Bush believed after attacking Afghanistan and Iraq, and he never could rise again.

Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. Parents recommend their children do the same with regard to our profiteering student politicians.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. Tit for tat, they unkindly say.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. Now that is from where term 'bottomless basket' originated.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot. Only that much more to be loved.

Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor. Holy deeds too can end up with unholy consequences.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand. That's because your right hand would be busy.

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly. Where! Where are his eyeballs! Ahhhhhhhh....

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. No wonder! I always knew I was not average.

The "pound" (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp. So what?

The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat. That is because the rest have one life, the cat nine.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. Please do not try eating them.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. I told you, the right hand is busy.

"Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt". Most dreams are: empty.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. That is because you do not want to see other people startled.

A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head. So can our political parties.

We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime. Some reformists shed much more in two years.

Coca-Cola can be used as car oil. That is why you find some people drinking car oil.

Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year. In a few million years it will emerge from under the Indian subcontinent.

There are more chickens than people in the world. That is so because most of us do not have any courage.

It's against the law in Iceland to have a dog. It is also illegal for the dog to have ice cream.

The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest. Now that is a pretty interesting race. Is mankind running out of research ideas?

There are more telephones than people in Washington, DC. We are heading the same way with mobiles.



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