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- The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
- A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
- A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
- The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
- A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
- Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.
- Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
- Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
- More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
- Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
- Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
- Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
- If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
- Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
- The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
- The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
- The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
- TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
- If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
- The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
- A snail can sleep for 3 years.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
- China has more English speakers than the United States.
- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
- Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres.
- The longest town name in the world has 167 letters.
- Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world?
- "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
- The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
- No president of the United States was an only child.
- The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
- Conception occurs more often in December than any other month.
- What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS, from every other TV show? -- No theme music or song.
- Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
- 100% of all lottery winners gain weight
- In a recent survey, Americans revealed that Banana was their favorite smell.
- If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? -- One thousand
- What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? -- All were invented by women.
- Married men revealed that they change their underwear twice as often as single men.
- A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals causing relaxation. Women seem to like it light and frequent, men like it more strenuous.
- Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
- There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
- Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is allergic to carrots.
- 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.
- 3.9% of all women surveyed say they never wear underwear.
- What common everyday occurrence is composed of 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen and 9% carbon dioxide? -- A fart.
- About 1/3 of all Americans say they flush the toilet while sitting
- 85% of the guys who die while having sex are cheating on their wives.
- Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
- Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man: 50%
- Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
- 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
- The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
- The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosey..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of posies..."). People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!"). The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
- The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards." Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them would burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
- Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades-King David, Clubs-Alexander the Great, Hearts-Charlemagne, and Diamonds-Julius Caesar.
- If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
- The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
- In the new Microsoft Word software, if you type :-) you'll actually get a real smiley face? Try it!
- The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
- Coca-Cola was originally green.
- Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
- It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
- Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever. Dumbest: Afghan hound.
- Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
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