Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Daft Internet chain letter kit

Start your own Internet chain letter. Snip below the dotted line, add in your own incongruous political or philosophical rant, and forward:

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Would You Believe?

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

There are no trains in Iceland.

In 28 States it’s legal to grow poppy, the source of opium, yet illegal to harvest it.

A moose and an onion share enough common DNA that an onion could be convicted of a crime based on forensic evidence left by a moose.

Hang gliders were used in the Battle of Hastings, in 1066!

The ‘Alt’ key on a PC keyboard is not an abbreviation of ‘Alternate’, as is commonly thought; it is taken from German teletype keyboards which have a ‘Stop’ key, which in German is ‘Alt’.

There is enough formaldehyde in 3 square feet of carpet to embalm a cat.

Shortly before his death, John Lennon took a correspondence course in accounting.

If you play a high C from an oboe directly into a conch shell, the shell will shatter.

In the Bahamas, an underwater stone roadway was discovered which leads some 4 miles out to sea, to what seems to have been a ceremonial amphitheater at least 2,400 years old.

Among items found buried in 2200 B.C. with King Akhen Amhetep II of Egypt’s 4th Dynasty were apples, potatoes and a talisman made of llama hair, all items from the New World.

Monkeys fling waste at each other to settle territorial disputes; the group avoids the monkey who gets the most stuck on him.

If you boil a tire in an equal mixture of water and vinegar for 5 hours, the residue at the top will be common clear epoxy.

Roy Habershan of Melbourne, Wyoming found 4 snowflakes on his farm that were so identical, electron microscopes could not tell them apart. The snowflakes are now housed in the National Archives.

If you didn’t close your eyes when you sneeze, not only would your eyes pop out, your sinus cavities would collapse into the empty sockets.

King Henry VIII only had 2 of his wives beheaded; the most gruesome of his several wives’ fates was that of his last wife, who was executed by England’s first crossbow firing squad. The excruciating, botched ordeal took over an hour and a half to complete.

Jay Leno once slapped the entire front row of his audience for disrespecting the president, calling them spoiled brats and saying that they should be glad they had running water.

There is no theory that proves a bicycle would work; it just does.

Less than 3% of people who receive Internet emails with outlandish claims bother to verify any of the facts contained in them. 47% of people forward the emails to everyone in their address book.

Danny Haddock of Jimson, MO once wrote out a concise proof of Fermat’s last theorem on an Etch-A-Sketch, only to lose it on the way to his computer when he hit a pothole.

Dan Aykroyd has webbed toes.

Every time you forward this email, young Elizabeth Snopes will receive an aluminum pull tab, which is a different kind of aluminum than the rest of the can.

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