(updated 11 Feb 08)  

Top Ten Lesser Known Facts About Da Vinci's Mona Lisa

10. The reason for her smile? She just saved a bunch of money on her car insurance by switching to GEICO. (Jdoveraz@aol.com)

9. She was Dick Clark's first wife. (tphyll@aol.com)

8. Was actually the 'after' picture in an ad for a product that relieved constipation (l2893s@gmail.com)

7. Her angelic smile was attributed to Da Vinci's latest invention...the foot pedal powered personal vibrator. (edprocoat@msn.com; humorbear@aol.com)

6. Shhh, don't tell no one, but, that's an early day painting by Roman numerals! (DavidGoTribe@aol.com)

5. She is a model but she really wants to direct. (lexkase@san.rr.com)

4. Da Vinci was suffering with a code when he painted her. (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

3. Her penis leaned a little to the left, thus becoming a model twice for Da Vinci. (guitartexn@aol.com)

2. Was actually a Screama. (mitchwatts@yahoo.com; skibip@aol.com)

So she was British, then?...

1. Original name for the painting was "Nasty Teeth Chick". (giuntas404@comcast.net)