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

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