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nickname. things you should know.

so i was watching "red eye" with eric the other day. (FINALLY!!!) btw good movie :) anyway, the main character's name is Lisa and her nickname is Leese. and i was thinking, hey, leese is a cute nickname. at least i think so. and then i was reading jen's journal and she talked about me and put "elle" like everyone else... and i thought you know, elle never really grew on me. i never really felt attached to it

to be honest, the only reason why i took it was because back in the day, the "original" group, elaine was called eli because of ken. eli (or more like 'yee lie' in cantonese) was my nickname in hk, which btw i like a lot. yes even when 'yee lie' means mistress... so i changed it to elle instead to not confuse anyone. but i really dont like elle... not as much as eli :P so from now on, if you could please refer to me as eli or eliza and not elle. i would appreciate it :D



i took this from jen's journal. it's pretty interesting :) you've probably seen it before. but i like it. i esp. like the last quote... and as jen said #9 is scary. i'm so gonna double check my kid ONCE i give birth to it (e.g. birthmarks) before they take it away.

hey i knew some of these already :P


1 . Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper, which, if you didn't know, is from the marijuana plant !!!!

3. The dot over the letter i is called a "tittle".

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of ''Happy Meals''.

7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary, were mis-spelled.

8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was an albino.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

17. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. i say, multi-tasking at it's best :)

18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death. i'll remember that when i'm faced with a scorpion and coincidently holding alcohol

24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white.

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar

26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand jen's comment (and you thought this list was completely useless.)

27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.It's the same with apples and cucumbers!

30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified ''kosher''.

32. ''Guinness Book of Records'', holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it. whoa so what if you really need to fart? ;P

34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart ....

"Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she's behind bars. O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her fanny off to jail."



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 21st, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
Shutup you're an ellie.
Jan. 21st, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
Jan. 21st, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.
There's a couple of TV shows that played with this idea in an episode...and both times, the "correct" parents turned out to be black, and the kid was white. Now I certainly hope hospitals aren't THAT stupid, lol

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
Well...what is there exactly to see...? O.o

Jan. 21st, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
i dont wanan look! >_< lol jk

man if that's the case, your icon is totally mooning me LOL
Jan. 23rd, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
There are a lot of places where there are no clocks. For example, shopping malls (at least in japan) do not (clock stores excluded, but the clocks are not supposed to tell the correct time). This is to make people forget about the time and spend more money in the places they are. Sometimes they are designed to make it easy to get lost in these places. In japan its even crazier, in supermarkets things are placed in such a way that people are more likely to go through as much of the store as possible. Sale items are placed in the back, along with colorful, attractive items and essentials so people will walk to the back, while registers are placed in the front so people have to walk back to the front to pay. And thats the simple version!
Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
i think chinese stores are like that too... i think.... or not?
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