Monday, August 6, 2007

I'll bet you never realized...


Excerpts taken from The Paranoid’s Pocket Guide by Cameron Tuttle

Las Vegas casinos are built like labyrinths - they are designed to keep people in.

There are more than 1,100 hazardous waste sites in the United States. New Jersey has more than any other state.

Adults are more likely to tell a lie in bed than anywhere else.

More than 8,000 computer viruses are thriving worldwide, and 3 to 6 new ones are created every day.

Do you know why doctors and dentists charge you (sometimes double) for missing appointments or canceling without notice? It’s because they have had to spend time preparing a prognosis and discussing it with your insurance carrier. Together they come up with a plan for your treatment or care.

Nearly 25% of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health professionals have sexual contact with their patients, many citing “client welfare” as the reason.

In August 1996, members of the Genovese crime family were charged with infiltrating health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in 5 states and increasing fees for more than a million customers.

The bacteria growing in your mouth produces proteins that eat away at your teeth.

Department stores now release scents into the air that makes a person feel good and want to buy.

A wounded or scared yellow jacket bee emits a high-frequency sound wave that signals other yellow jackets to attack.

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