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

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