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    o In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.

    o The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.

    o The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.

    o Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile *****es.

    o Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.

    o Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.

    o The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.

    o The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.

    o The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.

    o Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.

    o Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.

    o SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.

    o Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.

    o Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.

    o Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.

    o The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.

    o The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.

    o You *can* get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.

    o Silly Putty was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.

    o Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.

    o The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver.

    o The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.

    o A cat's purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White.

    o The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.

    o The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.

    o King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.

    o Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.

    o In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

    o Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.

    o Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.

    o Calvin, of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.

    o Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour baseball game.

    o Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.

    o You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.

    o To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.

    o Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a game. For Canadians who don't play hockey, that figure drops to five out of ten.

    o A dog's naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.

    o A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one's nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations.

    o Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.

    o Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.

    o At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.

    o Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.

    o If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.

    o Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.

    o Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.

    o Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost "an arm and a leg."

    o When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.

    o Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.

    o Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.

    o If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.

    o When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.

    o In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.

    o Although difficult, it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.

    o Napoleon's favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.

    o The world's smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.

    o Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.

    o In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

    o It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.

    o The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.

    o The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.

    o The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.


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    Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!



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    In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!



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    There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!



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    Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!



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    Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!



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    The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!



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    There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!



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    There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!



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    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!



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    Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!



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    The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!



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    Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!



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    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!



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    One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!



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    The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!



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    Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!



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    The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!



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    When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!



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    A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!



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    A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!



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    The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!



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    A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!



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    A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!



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    It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!



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    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!



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    Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!



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    Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!



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    The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!



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    Most lipstick contains fish scales!



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    Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!



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    One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!



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    It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!



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    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!



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    No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!



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    A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!



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    Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!



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    There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!



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    If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!



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    Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!



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    A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!



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    The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!



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    Clinophobia is the fear of beds!



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    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!



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    Porcupines float in water!



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    Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!



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    The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!



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    The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!



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    The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!



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    The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!



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    The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds! During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!



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    Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!



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    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!



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    The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!



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    In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!



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    There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!



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    About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!



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    More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!



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    A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!



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    Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe !



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    In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!



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    Slugs have 4 noses!



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    Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!



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    Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!



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    Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!



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    The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!



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    It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!



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    There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!



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    Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!



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    There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!



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    Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!



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    Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!



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    Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!



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    In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!



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    Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate!



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    A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!



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    The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!



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    There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world!



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    Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!



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    A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!



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    Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!



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    One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!



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    More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!



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    In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!



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    Rice paper does not have any rice in it!



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    Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!



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    In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!



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    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!



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    The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!



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    The average person laughs 13 times a day!



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    Dogs can hear sounds that you cant!



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    Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!



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    It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!



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    Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!



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    Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!



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    A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!



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    Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States!



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    The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!



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    The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!



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    There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!



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    The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!



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    Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!



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    The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!



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    Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!



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    Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!



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    Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!



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    Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!



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    A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though!



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    The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!



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    The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!



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    A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!



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    After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!

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    € An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

    € Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

    € The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms).


    € Most lipstick contains fish scales.

    € Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

    € Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats.

    € A shrimp's heart is in their head.


    € A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

    € A ****roach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

    € The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.

    € A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

    € It may take longer than two days for a chick to break out of its shell.

    € Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.

    € Despite man's fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human.

    € There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the United States.

    € Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.

    € Cat's urine glows under a black light.

    € The largest ****roach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.

    € It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer.

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    € A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

    € The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.

    € A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

    € A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.


    € The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. They were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae insulae - "Island of Dogs."

    € There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.

    € A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.

    € The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.




    € The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939.

    € Cats respond most readily to names that end in an "ee" sound.

    € A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

    € Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.

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    The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

    Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

    The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

    Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

    Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

    Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren€™t added to it.

    On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

    More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

    The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

    More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

    Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

    The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

    The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

    Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

    It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

    You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

    Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

    It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

    The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

    The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

    Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

    Slugs have 4 noses.

    Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

    A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

    A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

    The average person laughs 10 times a day!

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

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    The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

    Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

    Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

    What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

    "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

    "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

    In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

    A ****roach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

    Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

    There is a city called Rome on every continent.

    It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

    Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

    Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

    The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

    Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

    Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

    The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

    One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

 

 

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