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William Fox, the founder of 20th Century Fox, was bankrupt a few years after selling his studio, and served a prison sentence in Pennsylvania for bribing a judge.

William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was the first US president to die in office. At 32 days, he also had the shortest term in office.

William Howard Taft had a bathtub that could hold four people installed in the white because he couldn't fit into the present one.

William Howard Taft was the first President to own a car.

William Penn purchased a pound of coffee in New York in 1683 for $4.68.

William Shakespeare used a vocabulary of 29,066 different words. By way of comparison, the average person uses about 8,000 different words.

William Shatner is credited for being the first person on TV to say "hell" as well as to have the first inter-racial kiss (with Nichelle Nichols), both in episodes of Star Trek.

William Taft is only man to become President and then chief justice.

Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise except in one country.

Wine grapes, oranges, figs and olives were first planted in North America by Father Junipero Sera in 1769.

Wine is kept in tinted bottles because it will spoil if it's exposed to light.

Wine will spoil if exposed to light, hence tinted bottles.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance.

Witchcraft was first legalized in the colony of Pennsylvania.

With a 3 by 5 card you can make a paper ring that can go around 3 adults

With the exception of Antarctica, all continents are wider in the north than in the south.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.

Women say that the part of a man's body that they admire the most is his buttocks.

Women shoplift more often than men; the statistics are 4 to 1.

 

Women wear engagement and wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand because an ancient belief held that a delicate nerve runs directly from that finger to the heart.

Women who are housewives are, as a whole, more faithful than working women.

Women who respond to sex surveys in magazines have had five times as many lovers as non-respondents.

Women's hearts beat faster than men's.

Wonder Woman was the world's first comic book superheroine. She was introduced in All Star Comics in December 1941 and created by psychologist William Moulton Marston.

Woodbury Soap was the first product to use a picture of a nude woman in its advertisements. In 1936, a photo by Edward Steichen showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing.

Work on St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, began in 1506. Construction took over a century, reaching completion in 1612.

Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.

Worldwide, the most common environmental allergy is dust.

Worn or outdated US Flags are destroyed, preferably by burning.

Would you believe that pigs are smarter than dogs? On the human intelligence scale, pigs are third removed from humans, while dogs are 13th removed, and only primates and dolphines are smarter than pigs. They are quick one time learners, and some learn by watching others. (I dont know how much of this is true, coming from a site called Pig's Peace Sanctuary

Wrigley's gum was the first product to have a bar code on the packaging.

Wrigley's promoted their new spearmint-flavored chewing gum in 1915 by mailing 4 sample sticks to each of the 1.5 million names listed in US telephone books.

Writing in ancient Greece "hadnospacebetweenthewords."

Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.

X-ray technology has shown there are 3 different versions of the Mona Lisa under the visible one.

Xylophones(Greek xylon,"wood"; phone,"sound") were actually developed in South East Asia in the 14th centuary

Yellowstone is the world's 1st national park. It was dedicated in 1872.

You are born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult you only have 206.

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

You blink about 25,000 times a day.

You breath 13 pints of air per minute.

You burn more calories sleeping than watching television.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

You can not kill yourself by holding your breath.

You can now buy a coffin which can be used as a wine rack, table, and / or bookcase before you are buried in it.

You can only smell /20th as well as a dog.

You can only tell the gender of a Macaw through an operation. They lack exterior genetials.

You can see how hydrated you are by checking the color of your urine. If it's a dark yellow to yellowish-green, you are under-hydrated. If it's light yellow to clear, you're very well hydrated.

You can see stars from the bottom of a well even in day light.

You can sometimes tell the hobbies and race of a person by their skeleton.

You can tell how a rabbit is feeling (emotion-wise) through the position of its ears. If the ears are standing tall, pointing forward, the rabbit is happy and curious. If the ears are laid completely flat on its back and are pointing backwards, the rabbit is more than likely pissed off or frightened. If one ear is halfway up and somewhat cocked towards you, and the other one is standing compeltely up, but facing away from you, then the rabbit is confused, and curious as to what the heck you're doing.

You can tell the sex of a turtle by the sound it makes, A male grunts, A female hisses.

You can test for a two way mirror by putting your fingernail on the surface, if there's space between the tip and the image, then its a normal mirror, if not, its two way.

You can usually tell how good the picture of a TV will be by how black the screen is when the TV is off. The blacker, the better.

You can walk from Boston to New York City in fewer than a million steps.

You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

You can't sneeze on the streets of Asheville, North Carolina.

You could walk from New York to Boston in less than one million steps.

You forget 80% of what you learn each day.

You have enough red blood cells in your body to circle (the veins) the planet 2.5 times.

You may legally participate in a duel in Paraguay if both participants are registered blood doners.

You may not sell your oragns in Indiana to cover travel expenses.

You need 120 drops of water to fill a teaspoon.

You need approximately 2,000 berries to make one pound of coffee.

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

You share your birthday with at least nine million other people around the world.

You sit on the biggest muscle in your body, the gluteus maximus a.k.a the butt. Each of the two cheeky muscles tips the scales at about two pounds (not including the overlying fat layer). The tiniest muscle, the stapedius of the middle ear, is just one-fifth of an inch long.

You speak about 4,800 words per day.

You will have to walk 80 kilometers for your legs to equal the amount of exercise your eyes get daily.

You would need to travel at 6.95 miles per second to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull. This is equivalent to traveling from New York to Philadelphia in about twenty seconds.

Your body releases growth hormones when you sleep.

Your brain will stop growing in size when you are about 15 years old.

Your fingernails can turn yellow from wearing nail polish and from the sun.

Your fingernails grow up to 7 times faster than your toenails.

Your head can be shaved against your will for violating their islamic code.

Your nose smells best when you are about 10 years old.

Your nostrils take turns inhaling.

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.

Your skin weighs about 3.2kg

Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn't digest itself.

You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206. (apparently they fuse together such as the parietal, occipital of the skull) thanx Christie

You're more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.

Zebras are members of the Equus genus.

Zebras are not black with white stripes, but are actually white with black stripes, coz if any of you animal lovers happen to stare at it's butt, you'll notice that the black stripes end there.

Zero point energy is a source of energy which is released when atoms stop moving, at -273 Celcius.

Zipporah was the wife of Moses.

Sherlock Holmes archenemy was Professor Moriarty.

There are 225 spaces on a Scrabble board.

Mr. Boddy is the murder victim in the game "Clue."

The first American in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Mario Puzo wrote "The Godfather."

The color black moves first in checkers.

Camera shutter speed "B" stands for bulb.

Three teaspoons make up one tablespoon.

Jean Marie Butler was the first woman graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1980. She also was the first woman to graduate from any U.S. service academy.

Rebecca Elizabeth Marier was the first woman to graduate "top of the class" at West Point, the U.S. Military Academy. The rankings are based on academic, military, and physical accomplishments.

If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet.

Ghosts appear in 4 Shakespearian plays; Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet and Macbeth.

Charlie Brown hits a game-winning home run on March 30, his first in 43 years. Unfortunately - he NEVER got to kick the football.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown appeared together on the March 17th, 1967 cover of Life Magazine. The Apollo X astronauts took the duo into space in 1969.

Snoopy stood on two legs for the first time in a 1958 strip.

It would take more than 150 years to drive a car to the sun.

The blueprints for the Eiffel Tower covered more than 14,000 square feet of drafting paper.

Young priests of the island of Leukas, Greece, to qualify for service at the temple of Apollo, were required in ancient Greece to don the wings of an eagle and plunge from Cape Dukato into the sea, a dive of 230 feet. It was assumed that the gods would eliminate those unfit, but no diver was ever injured, although the ordeal was performed for centuries.

Little known, and even less appreciated, the United States actually has a mothers-in-law day.

If the Earth was smooth, the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12,000 feet.

Hallmark makes cards for 105 different relationships.

Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.

There are more than 200 different types of Barbie Dolls.

There are 63,360 inches in a mile.

There are 6,272,640 square inches in an acre.

The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.

The U.S standard railroad gauge (distance between rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches.

The National Lighter Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma has nearly 20,000 pieces, representing over 85,000 years of lighters and fire starters. The only museum of its kind in the world, it is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of the evolution of lighters.

At its peak in 1943, the Pentagon had a working population of about 33,000. Today about 23,000 employees work in the building.

Built in only 16 months between 1941 and 1942, the Pentagon is only 71ft tall, yet it has 5 floors, 17.5 miles of corridors, 150 stairways, 280 restrooms, 685 drinking fountains, 7,748 windows and workers replace more than 250 lightbulbs each day.

On dry, windy days, pollen can travel up to 500 miles.

Ever wonder where the term "Work Smarter...Not Harder" originated? Allan F. Mogensen, the creator of Work Simplification, coined the phrase in the 1930s. The 1990s equivalent term is probably Business Process Reengineering.

A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

The Curly Redwood Lodge is one of northern California’s most unique lodges. It was built from one curly redwood tree that produced 57,000 board feet of lumber. The tree - cut down in 1952 - was 18 feet 2 inches at the trunk. Curly redwood is unique because of the curly grain of the wood, unlike typical straight grained redwood.

The Cairo Opera House was destroyed by fire in 1970. The Cairo fire station was located inside the same building.

The Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia, has nearly 68,000 miles of telephone lines.

The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

There is a house in Rockport, Massachusetts, built entirely of newspaper. The Paper House at Pigeon Cove, as it is called, is made of 215 thicknesses of newspaper. According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners.

Superman dates back to June 1938, when he appeared in Action Comics No. 1. Batman arrived on the scene one year later in Detective Comics No. 27, appearing May 1939.

Salt helped build the Erie Canal. A tax of 12 1/2 percent on New York State salt, plus tolls charged for salt shipments, paid for nearly half of the $7 million construction cost.

Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.

Buckingham Palace consists of 600 rooms.

If the Earth was smooth, the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12,000 feet.

Hallmark makes cards for 105 different relationships.

Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.

There are more than 200 different types of Barbie Dolls.

There are 63,360 inches in a mile.

There are 6,272,640 square inches in an acre.

The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.

The U.S standard railroad gauge (distance between rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches.

The National Lighter Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma has nearly 20,000 pieces, representing over 85,000 years of lighters and fire starters. The only museum of its kind in the world, it is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of the evolution of lighters.

At its peak in 1943, the Pentagon had a working population of about 33,000. Today about 23,000 employees work in the building.

Built in only 16 months between 1941 and 1942, the Pentagon is only 71ft tall, yet it has 5 floors, 17.5 miles of corridors, 150 stairways, 280 restrooms, 685 drinking fountains, 7,748 windows and workers replace more than 250 lightbulbs each day.

On dry, windy days, pollen can travel up to 500 miles.

Ever wonder where the term "Work Smarter...Not Harder" originated? Allan F. Mogensen, the creator of Work Simplification, coined the phrase in the 1930s. The 1990s equivalent term is probably Business Process Reengineering.

A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

The Curly Redwood Lodge is one of northern California’s most unique lodges. It was built from one curly redwood tree that produced 57,000 board feet of lumber. The tree - cut down in 1952 - was 18 feet 2 inches at the trunk. Curly redwood is unique because of the curly grain of the wood, unlike typical straight grained redwood.

The Cairo Opera House was destroyed by fire in 1970. The Cairo fire station was located inside the same building.

The Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia, has nearly 68,000 miles of telephone lines.

The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

There is a house in Rockport, Massachusetts, built entirely of newspaper. The Paper House at Pigeon Cove, as it is called, is made of 215 thicknesses of newspaper. According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners.

Superman dates back to June 1938, when he appeared in Action Comics No. 1. Batman arrived on the scene one year later in Detective Comics No. 27, appearing May 1939.

Salt helped build the Erie Canal. A tax of 12 1/2 percent on New York State salt, plus tolls charged for salt shipments, paid for nearly half of the $7 million construction cost.

Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.

Buckingham Palace consists of 600 rooms.

Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.

Nearly a quarter of all U.S. pet owners bring their pet on the job. Last June, 200 American companies participated in the first ever "Take Your Dog to Work Day".

It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

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

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

February is Black History Month.

If a person counted at the rate of 100 numbers a minute and kept counting for eight hours a day, five days a week, it would take a little over 4 weeks to count to one million and just over 80 years to reach a billion.

Roger Wrenn was the photographer who took the famous picture of General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore in the Philippines in October 1944.

The orange things that crossing guards, construction and high way workers, etc. wear is called a retroreflective vest, or "International Orange".

In 1970, "MCI" stood for "Microwave Communications, Inc." No longer used as an acronym, it now stands alone.

Catherine de Medici was the first woman in Europe to use tobacco. She took it in a mixture of snuff.

Vellum, a fine-quality writing parchment, is prepared from animal skin: lambs, kids, and very young calves. Coarser, tougher types are made from the skins of male goats, wolves, and older calves. Vellum replaced papyrus and was superseded by paper.

Shampoo was first marketed in the USA in 1930 by John Breck, who was the captain of a volunteer fire department.

Four of the first six presidents of the U.S. were 57 years old when they were inaugurated. No other presidents have been inaugurated at that age.

Every queen named Jane has either been murdered, imprisoned, gone mad, died young, or been dethroned.

Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.

World Tourist day is observed on September 27.

The 3rd year of marriage is called the leather anniversary.

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

The Colgate Company started out making starch, soap, and candles.

Some china is called "bone" china because some powdered animal bone is mixed in with the clay used to make this china: it gives the china a special kind of strength, whiteness, and translucency.

In order to sell his sets of Shakespeare door-to-door, David McConnell offered free perfume to his customers. He realized the perfume was more popular and began selling cosmetics door-to-door. This began the company that grew into Avon.

"Fine turkey" and "honeycomb" are terms used for different qualities and textures of sponges.

The Metro subway of Washington, DC, has several really deep stations. Its Forrest Glen station - in the Maryland suburbs - is 196 feet deep and has the longest subway escalator in the Western Hemisphere. But MOST of the subway stations in Leningrad are deeper than that.

A 17th-century Swedish philologist claimed that in the Garden of Eden God spoke Swedish, Adam spoke Danish, and the serpent spoke French.

The United States government keeps its supply of silver at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

The Grand Coulee Dam in the state of Washington in the U.S., completed in 1942, was hailed in its time as a structure more massive than the Great Pyramid of Cheops.

In the game Monopoly, the most money you can lose in one travel around the board (normal game rules, going to jail only once) is $26,040. The most money you can lose in one turn is $5070.

Alcoholics are twice as likely to confess a drinking problem to a computer than to a doctor, say researchers in Wisconsin.

The gesture of a nose tap, in Britain, means secrecy or confidentiality. In Italy, a tap to the nose signifies a friendly warning.

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

To prevent some numbers from occurring more frequently than others, dice used in crap games in Las Vegas are manufactured to a tolerance of 0.0002 inches, less than 1/17 the thickness of a human hair.

A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile.

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.

Owing to a faulty cornerstone, the church of St. John in Barmouth, Wales, crashed in ruins a minute after it was finished. It was rebuilt, and the new edifice has endured to the present day.

Nobody knows where the body of Voltaire is. It was stolen in the nineteenth century and has never been recovered. The theft was discovered in 1864, when the tomb was opened and found empty.

The height and width of modern American battleships was originally determined by insuring they had to be able to go beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and through the Panama Canal.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

On June 10, 1958, a tornado was crashing through El Dorado, Kansas. The storm pulled a woman out of her house and carried her sixty feet away. She landed, relatively unharmed, next to a phonograph record titled "Stormy Weather."

If you need to dial the telephone and your dial is disabled, you can tap the button in the cradle. If, for example, you need to dial 911, you can tap the button 9 times, then pause, then tap once, then again.

The Nike "swoosh" logo was designed by University of Oregon student Carolyn Davidson in 1964, four years after business undergraduate Phil Knight and track coach Bill Bowerman founded the company they originally called Blue Ribbon Sports. Ms. Davidson was paid $35 dollars for her design.

Kate "God Bless America" Smith sold more U.S. war bonds than anyone else during World War II. She sold $600 million worth.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

Studebaker was the only major car company to stop manufacturing cars while making a profit on them.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

The Dome could contain two Wembley Stadiums or the Eiffel Tower on its side. You could even fit the Great Pyramid of Giza inside it.

The translucent roof is 50 meters high at the center and strong enough to support a jumbo jet.

The Dome is supported by 43 miles of high-strength cable which holds up 100,000 square meters of fabric.

Woodbury Soap was the first product to show a nude woman in its advertisements. The year - 1936. The photo, by Edward Steichen, showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing - wearing only sandals.

1960 was the last model year for Edsel and Desoto.

A lead pencil is good for about 50,000 words.

The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.

The official time ball for the U.S. is on top of the U.S. naval Observatory in Washington, DC As early as 1845, the U.S. Navy dropped a time ball every noon from atop a building on a hill overlooking Washington, DC. People from many miles could set their watches at noon. Ships anchored in the Potomac River could check their chronometers.

The Times Square "time ball" is named the "Star of Hope". It was specially made for this year and contains 504 glass crystals cut into triangles, 600 light bulbs, 96 big lights, and 92 mirrors.

The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century will not end until December 31, 2000.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

According to Scientific American magazine: if you live in the northern hemisphere, odds are that every time you fill your lungs with air at least one molecule of that air once passed thru Socrates lungs.

The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo. 

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choose a topic in nature and develop a system of disasters representing their forms. create an application for their usage.
Emphasize the energy and violence associated with natural disasters through high contrast in line weights, creating motion and tension within the forms. In the application “The Weather Museum,” disasters are used as symbols to denote different themed areas of the museum based on their disaster. Each icon is given a color family to be applied on materials in the exhibits.

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Peter JamiesonNovember 15th 06, 07:27 PMWhich version of Word?
Can you confirm/deny that you mean the Mail Merge tool bar?
If it's Word 2002/3, are the first two icons available? If so, that
indicates that Word does not think the open document is a mail merge
document. That may be because it is not connected to a data source, and you
should be able to clcik the second button on the toolbar to make the
connection. However, sometimes when you go through the connection process,
Word actually fails to make a connection but reports no error. if that's
what is happening,
a. what is the data source?
b. you can verify that the toolbar /usually/ works by creating a very
simple data source (e.g. a Word document containing
k,t
1,text1
) and trying to connect to that.
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