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Subject:  Re: OT: Saturday Reading Date:  4/5/2004  1:23 PM
Author:  jwwhitlock Number:  29912 of 46922

Darn it, my intent was to snipe at the "post without fact-checking" attitude, without actually doing the reasearch myself. But, I had to check the second fact, and it comes up false as well:

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV wereFred and Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Might have been true at one point, but the Fed prints 37 million notes a day (face value $696 million), while Parker Brothers prints $50 billion dollars a year, or $137 million a day. Each set has 240 notes at $15,140, so that's about 9048 sets a day, or 2.17 million notes a day, so the Fed has Parker Brothers beat on number and face value.

That's 0 for 3 - are any correct? I'm done with my research.
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