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JUNE 1, 2002



Romania is going to build a Dracula theme park "where it happened," in Transylvania. Scheduled for completion in 2003, it will include a souvenir shop selling Dracula baseball bats and a food court (stop off for a bite). I'm sure they're already training the employees to say "fang you, very much."
"This won't be Disneyland," says Romania's Minister for Tourism. "I'll say, but it still sounds Goofy."


  Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.
Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.
Texas boasts the nation's largest herd of whitetail deer.
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco, still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product. There is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.
El Paso is closer to Needles, California than it is to Dallas.
Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area.
More species of bats live in Texas than in any other part of the United States.
Laredo is the world's largest inland port.

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Most people don't know that in 1912, Hellman's Mayonnaise was manufactured in England. The Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico that was to be the next port of call for the great ship after New York City. The people of Mexico eagerly awaited the first delivery and were very upset at the news of the
sinking. They were so upset that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe
The Holiday is known, of course, as:
Sinko de Mayo



Lost on a rainy night, a nun stumbles across a monastery and requests shelter there. Fortunately, she's just in time for dinner and was treated to the best fish and chips she had ever tasted.
After dinner, she went into the kitchen to thank the chefs. She was met by two of the Brothers.
The first one says, "Hello, I am Brother Michael, and this is Brother Charles."   "I'm very pleased to meet you," replies the nun.  "I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful dinner. 
The fish and chips were the best I've ever had.  Out of curiosity, who cooked what?"
Brother Charles replied,
"Well, I'm the fish friar."
She turned to the other Brother and said,
"Then you must be....?"
"Yes, I'm afraid so -- I am the chip monk."



*  I'll be Sewing You.
*  Red Cells in the Sunset.
*  It's Spleen a Long, Long Time.
*  It Had to Be Flu.
*  On the Bonny Banks of Glaucoma.
*  Gonna Take a Sentimental Gurney.
*  The Staphs and Streps Forever.
*  Old Man's Liver.
*  I've Grown Accustomed to Her Brace.
*  The Girl From Emphysema.
*  MRI Blue?
*  My Melancolicky Baby


     While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage.  The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor,
because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign.,
"Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step on exhaust."



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