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I was watching the History Channel’s new show, Pawn Stars and I learned a random fact.  Like most random facts, it is useless but nonetheless interesting.  According to Wikipedia, The single “0” style roulette wheel was first introduced in 1834 by Frenchmen Fracois and Louis Blanc.  Most interestingly, the sum of all the numbers on the roulette wheel (from 1-36) is 666.  This is based on a legend that Louis Blanc supposedly made a deal with the devil to learn the secrets of roulette.

Intriguing.

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From Crazy News

A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997.

Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing Heroin in 1898.

Coca-Cola was so named back in 1885 for its two medicinal ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. As for how much cocaine was originally in the formula, it’s hard to know.

Cocaine used to be sold to cure sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1880s. (Sleeplessness?? Really? Seems like an odd cure for sleeplessness!)

For two years, during the 1970s, Mattel marketed a doll called “Growing Up Skipper”. Her breasts grew when her arm was turned. (Talk about keeping it real!)

Hershey’s Kisses are called that, because the machine that makes them looks like its kissing the conveyor belt.

Levi Strauss blue jeans with copper rivets were priced at $13.50 per dozen in 1874.

Most american car horns honk in the key of F.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

The very first US consumer product sold in the Soviet Union was Pepsi Cola.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

VHS stands for Video Home System.

Two out of three car buyers pay the sticker price without arguing.

Just thought I would fill your head with random, somewhat useless, but interesting facts. My head was spilling over…..sorry!