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

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