1. The first ballpoint pens sold
for the handsome price of $12.00 each.
2. Hong Kong recently overtook Tokyo as the world's most
expensive city. The U.S. is downright inexpensive by comparison.
New York is the first American city on the list, and shows up
3. Elvis loved to spend money. He had about $4,000,000
left when he died, and at the time Graceland was costing him
about $250,000 per year.
4. The phrase 'one thin dime' has a lot of truth to it.
A dime measures 1.35 millimeters. The nickel (1.95 mm)
is the thickest of these four coins with the quarter (1.75 mm)
and the penny (1.55 mm) following.
5. Elihu Yale donated textiles to Collegiate School, which
were sold on his behalf for $2,500.00. He later made other
donations to the university which would bear his name, including
a portrait and the arms of King George I.
6. 48%. Nearly half of undergraduate and graduate students
have bounced a check while in school. An even greater number
-- 72% -- have called home for money.
7. President Roosevelt won a 6¢ settlement
from Iron Age magazine. He sure showed them, didn't he?
8. As the official taste tester for Edy's Ice Cream, John
Harrison insured his tastebuds for a million bucks.
9. Warner Communications is the owner of "Happy
Birthday". Be sure to send them a residual check whenever
you sing it.
10. Robin Williams received an original painting by
artist Pablo Picasso for his work on the film Aladdin.
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