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Top Ten Little-Known Facts about the European Union

(submitted by Squeezette)

10. It started out as an Amway Team created by George Soros, and just got way out of hand. (lefty)
9. Their secret handshake is just the high-five/low-five from Top Gun. (BABaker)
8. If you collect all of the member states' euros, you can trade them in for real currency! (Evil me)
7. There is a six-person full-time committee who's sole job is to select which cheeses will be served at the next meeting. (lefty)
6. About half the members signed up because the meetings have an open bar. (lefty)
5. The "European Pastry Queen" has only representational duties, but wields considerable influence. (Lone Star)
4. Because of their poor economy, they're now thinking of using Monopoly money as well as Euros. (Micklin T. Rahe, WithThree Houses On Marvin Gardens And A Mortgaged Vermont Avenue)
3. In it's official membership documentation Germany is listed as "The country that does not play well with others." (MLehde)
2. Papua New Guinea's application gained "candidate status" for two weeks until somebody looked it up on map. (Lone Star)
1. It was originally called the European International Export and Import Organization... EIEIO (BABaker)

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