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

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