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

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