Posts Tagged ‘McDonalds’

McDonald’s Apricot Pies

The only social fraternity founded during the Civil War was Theta Xi fraternity, at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in 1864.


The Hudson River along the island of Manhattan flows in either direction depending upon the tide.


Several buildings in Manhattan have their own zip code! The World Trade Center has several.


The “heat” of peppers is rated on the Scoville scale.


Ketchup was once used as a medicine in the United States. In the 1830s it was sold as Dr. Miles’s Compound Extract of Tomato.


Ben and Jerry’s send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.


According to the ceremonial customs of Orthodox Judaism, it is officially sundown when you cannot tell the difference between a black thread and a red one.


In most advertisments, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10 because then the hands of the watch frame the brand name on the watch face.


Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man, woman, and child in the world.


At McDonalds in New Zealand, they serve apricot pies instead of cherry ones.


Pickled herrings were invented in 1375.


The earliest document in Latin in a woman’s handwriting (it is from the first century A.D.) is an invitation to a birthday party.


A family of six died in Oregon during WW II as a result of a Japanese balloon bomb.


The world’s second largest pipe organ is located at the Organ Grinder on 82nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon.


Jet lag was once called boat lag, back before jets existed.

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McDonalds Carrots

At the age of 12, Martin Luther King became so depressed he tried committing suicide twice, by jumping out of his bedroom window.

Sarah Michelle Gellar was sued by McDonalds at the age of four. She appeared in a Burger King advert where she said, “Do I look 20 per cent smaller to you? I must have at McDonalds because their hamburgers are 20 per cent smaller than Burger King’s.” It was the first time a company used another company’s name in an advert so McDonald’s sued Burger King, the advertising agency, and Sarah herself.

During the last 3,500 years the world has been at peace only 8 percent of the time.

Every sixty seconds in the United States 6 people turn 17.

Ketchup originally began as a common name for sauce. It was usually made with mushrooms or the brine from fish, combined with spices and herbs. Mushroom “ketchup” is still sold in the UK and other countries. Other early ingredients in the ketchup sauce included lobster, oyster and anchovy, walnut, grape, lemon, cucumber, cranberry and kidney bean.

Pine cones can be used to forecast rain. The scales will shut up when it is on the way.
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Without carotene the carrot wouldn’t be orange.

The infamous weatherman Willard Scott was the original Ronald McDonald. The original clown outfit consisted of hamburger bun shoes, a cup on the nose, and a hat resembling a hamburger meal. That was in 1960, before the traditional clown outfit was adopted instead.

The library of congress contains 327 miles of bookshelves.

In the movie Titanic, a man with a yellow shirt and a black moustache fell off the boat and drowned. Five minutes later the same exact man was seen playing the violin with two other men. Apparently he cashed in as an extra too.

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Mosquito Happy Meal

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there. Also, the mosquito_bitepowder on the bark of a quaking aspen tree works as a mosquito repellent.

No piece of paper can be folded in half consecutively more than 7 times (doubling factor… you end up folding 27 == 128 sheets of paper).

The data track on a CD is a very long spiral. If it were unwound and laid out in a straight line, it would be over 3.5 miles long.

Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist.

The ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan.

40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.

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