Hydee-Ho all!!! If it's Wednesday, it must be time for Ask Mr. Knowitall...
A Mr. William Gates of Seattle Washington asks...
Dear Mr. Knowitall...How many different denominations of paper money are currently in circulation in the U.S.?
"Dear Willy, there are currently 12 different denominations of U.S. paper money, ranging from $1...to $100,000....The $100,000. bill has never been available to the public. It's only for transactions between the Treasury Dept. and The Federal Reserve....here's the lowdown on who is one each one..
10,000..Salmon P. Chase
A Mr. Richard Clark of St. Augustine Florida asks...
Dear Mr. Knowitall, Did Mama Cass really choke to death on a Ham Sandwich?
Dear Dick...When the 220# Mama died in 1974, her Dr. issued a quick statement speculating that "She probably choked on a sandwich"..That bizarre statement was picked up by The NY TIMES, and THE ROLLING STONE and was presented as fact. Actually, when the coroners report was issued a week later, it listed the cause of death was" a heart attack brought on by extreme obesity"...Too late the rumor was already circulating..
A Mr. G.W. Bush of Washington D.C. asks....
Dear Mr. Knowitall, Is the 'secret ingredient' in Dr. Pepper really prune juice?
Dear G.W., This rumor has been speculated about for over 40 years. The company surmises that the combo of it's unidentifiable 'fruity taste' and their penchant for secrecy about the formula, fueled the fire! It got so bad at one time, that the company prepared a pamphlet which they send to those who ask about the contents. It Says: " There are 23 flavors and other ingredients(none of which are prune juice), that produce the inimitable taste of Dr. Pepper..
A Mr. Eddie Van Halen of Teaneck New Jersey asks...
Dear Mr. Knowitall...Do Green M&M's produce an Aphrodisiac effect?
Dear Eddie....No!...But the Brown ones do....
Mr. Knowitall grows weary..... Peace!