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It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants' were considered a dirty word.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.
You blink over 20,000,000 times a year.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
A jumbo jet uses 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
'I am.' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under is cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any state name
Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.
Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning 'containing arsenic.'
Dr. Seuss pronounced 'Seuss' such that it rhymed with 'rejoice.'
Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
Bubble gum contains rubber.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze.
Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with 'Midnight Cowboy.' Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska.
'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt.'
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is 'screeched.'
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy.
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying
Mosquitoes have teeth.
The only nation whose name begins with an 'A' but doesn't end in an 'A' is Afghanistan.
In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of toast.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S.
The first toilet ever seen on television was on 'Leave It To Beaver.'
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
A skunk can spray its stinky scent more than 10 feet.
Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily
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In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
Camel's milk does not curdle.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.
'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
Cats can produce over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs can only produce about ten.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints.
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.
The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
Dogs and cats consume almost $7 billion worth of pet food a year.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Slugs have 4 noses.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out.
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire is strung across the U.S.
There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours.
99% of the solar systems mass is concentrated in the sun.
Montpelier, VT is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
America once issued a 5-cent bill.
There are only thirteen blimps in the world. Nine of them are in the United States.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 6 years. Wow.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
There are only thirteen blimps in the world. Nine of them are in the United States.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
A jellyfish is 95 percent water.
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
Giraffes have no vocal cords.
It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500s.
In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
One in every 4 americans has appeared on television.
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
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Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.
A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.
Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
Polar Bears trying to blend in with the ice will sometimes cover up their black nose with their paws.
The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991.
A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet
Armadillos are the only animals besides humans that can get leprosy.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
There are over 52.6 million dogs in the U.S.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (Don't try this at home!)
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background -- when they say 'walla-walla' it looks like they are actually talking.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.
Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
All porcupines float in water.
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the '1' encased in the 'shield' and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930's lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not as chemically addictive
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled.
You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows
A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.
In every episode of 'Seinfeld' there is a Superman somewhere.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
If your eyes are six feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.
You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe.
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

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