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

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