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When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
Most car horns honk in the key of 'F'.
A frog can't empty its stomach by vomiting. To empty its stomach contents, a frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
During lunch breaks in Carlsbad, New Mexico no couple should engage in a sexual act while parked in their vehicle, unless their car has curtains.
In Connorsville, Wisconsin no man shall shoot off a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.
In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.
In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
In Oblong, Illinois, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
In Texas it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.
The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
Slugs have 4 noses.
It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
You're subject to fines and/or imprisonment for making ugly faces at dogs in Oklahoma.
It's against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska.
It snowed in the Sahara desert on February 18, 1979.
By law, in Bourbon, Miss., one small onion must be served with each glass of water in a restaurant.
In 1845 Boston had an ordinance banning bathing unless you had a doctor's prescription.
6% of men propose over the telephone!
In Africa, pregnant and lactating women are able to satisfy the nutritional needs of their bodies by eating clay!
On Sunday, it is illegal to sell cornflakes in Columbus, Ohio.
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
Coffee drinkers have sex more frequently than non-coffee drinkers.
It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer!
Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous.
315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were mispelled.
For every 'normal' web page, there are five porn pages.
Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.
Ben and Jerry's sends the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed.
Unless you have a doctor's note, its illegal to buy ice cream after 6 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey.
85% of us will eat Spam this year.
Rats can tell the difference between two human languages.
In America in 1977, the punishment for smuggling marijuana was 15 years less than the punishment for smuggling coffee!
There are 23 doctors in the U.S. called Dr. Doctor, and one called Dr. Surgeon!
Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
On average, a movie makes about 5 times more from its video sales than ticket takings!
By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds.
The great warrior Ghengis Khan died in bed while having sex.
85% of men don't use the slit in their underwear.
A bird 'chews' with its stomach.
Eagles mate while airborne.
The female pigeon cannot lay eggs if she is alone. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon.
91% of us lie regularly.
29% of people admit they've intentionally stolen something from a store.
10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item.
When nobody else is around, 47% of people drink straight from the carton.
22% of us skip lunch daily.
Nicole Kidman has a morbid fear of butterflies.
14% of us eat the watermelon seeds.
22% of people leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.
The typical shower is 101 degrees F.
53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.
45.2% of people urinate in the shower.
28.1% of people urinate in the pool !
Koalas are excellent swimmers.
Turkeys can reproduce without having sex.
There are no penguins in the North Pole.
55.2% of us will let someone else come in the bathroom while they're using the toilet.
The biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money.
Maine is closer to Bermuda than Florida!
Prior to the 1930's, diamond rings were rarely given as engagement rings!
New Jersey was originally called Albania!
The average NFL player's career lasts only 3 1/2 years.
More than 150,000,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S!
More than 2 million documents will be lost by the IRS this year.
People who are modestly overweight have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight!
18% of an American's income is spent on transportation.
This year, more than 2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong covers!
At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.
Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.
All Humans Are 99.9% Genetically Identical and 98.4% of human genes are the same as the genes of a chimpanzee.
Antarctica is a desert.
Seaweed is used to thicken ice cream.
In Idaho, it is illegal to give someone a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds!
Until 1834, it was illegal for any soldier of the U.S. Army to carry the American flag into battle.
Dentists in medieval Japan extracted teeth by pulling them out with their fingers.
Currently, 70% of U.S. businesses do NOT have a website.
Before 1933, the dime was legal as payment only in transactions of $10 or less.
There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.
Tibetans drink tea made of salt and rancid yak butter.
When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.
Some salamanders can grow up to five feet in length!
The Puritans forbade the singing of Christmas carols.
Alaska has a sand desert with dunes over 100 feet high.
During the filming of 'Apocalypse Now', director Francis Ford Coppola threatened suicide several times and lost 100 pounds.
No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant. Only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.
A rat can fall from a five story building without injury.
A marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.
Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.
You can't create a folder called 'con' in Microsoft Windows!
Until 1893, lynching was legal in the United States.
Before 1941, fingerprints were not accepted as evidence in court.
In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
The largest species of kangaroo stands nearly 7 feet tall.
A rodent's teeth never stop growing.
The first patented condom was meant to be reused!
Over one million stray dogs live in the New York City metropolitan area.
Mothers pregnant with boys are less forgetful than those carrying girls!
Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal sized children.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team his sophomore year.
Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning.
The earth travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called 'Pigs Eye'.
The smallest human penis ever recorded was just 5/8 of an inch long!
The Grateful Dead were once called 'The Warlocks'.
Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.
The 'L.L.' in L.L. Bean stands for 'Leon Leonwood'.
People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
A man once sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted.
Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.
Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
One of the many Tarzans, Karmuela Searlel, was mauled to death on the set by a raging elephant!
Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.
The filming of the movie 'Titanic' cost more than the Titanic itself!
The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.
The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
Pageant Models often smear Vaseline on their teeth so their lips won't stick when smiling.
The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
In India, Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.
The chemicals indole and skatole, which help to account for the particular smell of human feces, are used as ingredients in perfume!
A group of frogs is called an army.
The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.
A group of officers is called a mess.
It is illegal NOT to smile in Pocatello, Idaho!
The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.
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 little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive...so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
75% of Honda vehicles purchased in the U.S. are manufactured in North America!
Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of 'Helen' on 'The Jeffersons'.
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
In high school, Robin Williams was voted 'Least Likely to Succeed.'
Famous billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in large bottles.
Frogs sometimes eat enough fireflies that they themselves glow.
The Earth's atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons.
In Japan, condoms are commonly sold 'door to door'!
About 1 in 30 people in the U.S. are in jail, on probation, or on parole.
Only two in one thousand diamonds are considered truly colorless.
There are only 14 blimps in the world.
One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold.
There have been over 7,200 acts of terrorism against the US over the last 15 years.
Eighty percent of Americans will be the victim of violent crime at least once in their lifetime.
There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States.
Is bottled water worth it? 'Evian' spelled backwards is 'naive'.
Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08!
A baby eel is called an elver, a baby oyster is called a spat.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up.
It was illegal to sell E.T. dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.
If a Lobster loses an eye, it will grow another one.
Yahoo! was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.
Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly, and Shemp).
The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.
Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
All bonobo chimpanzees are bisexual!
Of all things, Andrew Jackson’s tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States!
In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps!
The word 'set' has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
It is possible to see a rainbow at night!
Salmon can jump as high as 6 feet.
The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime!
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
The symbol on the 'pound' key (#) is called an octothorpe.
An elephant's tooth can weigh as much as 12 pounds.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.
Contrary to popular belief, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies.
In the great fire of London, in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured
The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish and Portuguese.
If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.
9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive!
Europe is the only continent without a desert.
The strongest human bite force ever recorded: 350 pounds. The strongest shark bite force ever recorded: 132 pounds!
Car accidents rise 10% during the first week of daylight savings time.
Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day.
According to scientific studies, a rat's performance in a maze can be improved by playing music written by Mozart.
The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.
Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day
-40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Your brain is 80% water.
The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
It is illegal to mispronounce 'Arkansas' while in the state of Arkansas!
There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were originally called the Pirates.
Over 98 percent of Japanese people are cremated after they die.
The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but cannot fly.
Each day, up to 150 species of life become extinct.
The World Trade Center towers used to have two zip codes, 10047-10048, one for each building
A car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.
More than 20 million meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere every day.
Goats do not have upper front teeth.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
One in three male motorists picks their nose while driving.
The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs.
In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.
A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.
Fifteen people are known to have been crushed to death tilting vending machines towards them in the hope of a free can of soda.
A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born.
20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years!
Justin Timberlake's half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay!
Goodyear Rubber Company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.
You share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.
More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.
Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War.
The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life.
'Bimbo' is a brand of soft drink manufactured and marketed by Coca-Cola, Inc.
Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year!
The lifespan of the common goldfish is over 20 years!
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day!
There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
The Zip Code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year!
In Idaho, You may not fish on a camel's back.
In Nebraska, It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
In Kentucky, It's illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License.
In Florida, It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
In Florida, Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
In Massachusetts, It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
Oenophobia is the Fear of wines.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
Drew Carey once worked at a Denny's.
90% of all restaurants fail during their first year of operation.
One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
An American urologist once bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.
The U.S. Government spent $277,000 on pickle research in 1993.
There is a species of clam that can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
The estimated number of M&M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
California has issued at least 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.
In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
In the United States, deaf people have safer driving records than hearing people!
Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes.
Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States' national income.
Giraffes are unable to cough.
Nearly 80 percent of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.
Only female mosquitoes bite and drink blood.
Cattle are the only mammals that urinate backwards.
There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.
40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.
There are some species of snails that are extremely venomous.
The octopus' testicles are located in its head.
90 percent of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right.
A baboon called Jackie became a private in the South African army in World War I.
Pepsi-Cola was originally called 'Brad's drink'.
In the next seven days, 800 Americans will be injured by their jewelry.
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.
Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.
The average person spends three years of his or her life on a toilet.
You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
Phobatrivaphobia is fear of trivia about phobias.
160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.
The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years!
The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones.
Queen Elizabeth II has a rubber duck in her private bath with an inflatable crown.
Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.
At age 18, the Queen of England was a mechanic for the British Military.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
In Tibet it is considered good manners to stick out your tongue at someone.
A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
In the 1930's, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.
The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV because one if its stars was a pig.
An olive tree can live up to 1,500 years!
In 1976 an LA secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50 pound rock in a ceremony witnessed by more than 20 people.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
Sharon Stone is allergic to caffeine.
Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.
Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.
German soldiers, both heterosexual and homosexual, are allowed to have sex with each other!
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.
2,500 newborn babies will be dropped in the next month.
A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle!
Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
1/3 of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.
The Australian $5,$10,$20,$50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
Spider monkeys like banana daiquiris.
In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for chugging 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds.
Iguanas have two penises!
Contrary to popular belief, the first ironclad warships were built by Korea in the 16th century.
The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South!
The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the he/she graduates from high school.
Most liquid laundry detergents are alive with living organisms that help to break down stains
Panophobia is the fear of everything.
At age 70, more than 70 percent of men are still potent
In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes'.
The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man.
Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.
The odds of getting a hole-in-one in golf are estimated at about 18,000-to-1.
Jennifer Aniston's original name is Jennifer Anastassakis!
You inhale about 700,000 of your own skin flakes each day.
There have been 47 Charlie Chan Movies, with six actors playing the part. None were Chinese!
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die!
The bagpipe was first made from the liver of a sheep.
A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle!
Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
'Formicophilia' is the fetish for having small insects crawl on your genitals.
A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing.
Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
The first two years of a dog's life are equal to 24 human years.
85% of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased by women!
Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda!
If you cut a 'V' shape into your toe nails, you can prevent 'in-grown' toe nails.
Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
A broken clock is always right twice a day.
Your skin is actually an organ.
According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots.
An ounce of platinum can be stretched 10,000 feet.
So that's how they cheat - a microwaved baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball.
The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world.
The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building!
China has more English speakers than the United States.
In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!
In 21 U.S. states, WALMART is the single largest employer.
Avocados are poisonous to birds.
In 1980, the city of Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
Approximately $25 million is spent each year on lap dances in Las Vegas.
In the U.S., more than 10% of lottery prizes go unclaimed!
Womens' hearts beat faster than mens'.
Some species of fish have voices!
Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.
Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.
Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem.
President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins!
Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
A spider's silk is stronger than steel.
The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.
Parrots have 500 pounds per square inch of pressure in their beaks.
No one knows how many people died during the sinking of the Titanic.
The U.S. motto, 'In God We Trust', was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.
Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely.
The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main engredients.
The weight of a carat (200 milligrams), standard unit of measurement for gemstones, is based on the weight of the carob seed.
Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull.
The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males.
Originally, Du Pont, Inc. was a tiny gun powder mill in New Jersey.
According to studies, men change their minds two to three times more often than women.
President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents!
The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Until 1857, any foreign coins made of precious metal were legal tender in the United States.
In Nepal, cow dung is used for medicinal purposes.
In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King.
The song 'Strawberry Fields Forever', sung by the Beatles, refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool.
All the swans in England are property of the Queen.
If you flip a coin ten times, the odds against its coming up with the same side showing each time are 1,023 to 1.
More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee.
At one 'feeding', a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.
Scientists are now able to grow 'beating' heart tissue in a lab!
Spiders have transparent blood.
Liquid TIDE laundry detergent glows under a blacklight.
Rice is the chief food for half the people of the world.
Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.
Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged.
Forensic scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.
According to U.S. laws, a beer commercial can never show a person actually drinking beer.
The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking.
Moist air holds heat better than dry air.
Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states!
The Yo-Yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands during the sixteenth century.
German chemists made a replica of a trophy the size of one molecule.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off .
On average women can hear better than men.
The MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas washes 15,000 pillowcases per day!
The moon is actually moving away from Earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year.
In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack's.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color.
Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States.
The largest diamond ever found was an astounding 3,106 carats!
A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
The lense of the eye continues to grow throughout a person's life.
The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F.
Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.
When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.
SONY was originally called 'Totsuken'.
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 8 times.
According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the 'floor'.
The word Tips is actually an acronym standing for 'To Insure Prompt Service'.
From a complete stop, a human is capable of outrunning a Formula One Racecar for about 30 feet!
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.
Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts.
A small airplane can fly backwards.
In the early 1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.
Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
Today's top fuel dragsters take off with more force than the space shuttle.
In the U.S., for every dollar you spend on gasoline 27 cents of it is in taxes.
2 out of 3 adults in the United States have hemorrhoids.
Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
Vaccines contain formaldehyde, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), phenol (disinfectant / pesticide), and aluminum.
The typical spec of dust that you see floating in the air is half way in size between the Earth and a subatomic particle.
Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year (Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River).
People in parts of Western China put salt in their tea instead of sugar.
Tablecloths were originally meant to serve as towels with which guests could wipe their hands and faces after dinner.
The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.
Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.
Adult movie star, Ron Jeremy, has a master's degree in Special Education.
Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.
Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
Rubberbands last longer when refrigerated.
A blue whale's aorta (the main blood vessel) is large enough for a human to crawl through.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.
A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
It takes the same amount of time to age a cigar as wine.
Leonardo DiCaprio got his first ?onscreen kiss’ from a man!
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
When Britney Spears books into hotels she uses the name 'Allota Warmheart' so that nobody will recognize her.
In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
The average horse jockey earns only $9 per race!
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.
Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.
More than 2,500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.
Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the stock market.
The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.
Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie.
The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died.
A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
Pierce Brosnan once worked with the circus as a fire eater!
It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
A jellyfish is 95 percent water.
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an 'Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.'
The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.
Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
A pipe 2 feet in diameter will allow four times more fluid to pass through it than a pipe 1 foot in diameter.
Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand - an hour hand.
No one knows who designed the first American Flag.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
The average yearly salary of a DJ you listen to on the radio is only $20,000!
In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants' was considered a dirty word.
Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
When you eat too much, your hearing becomes less sharp.
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening!
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
In Mexico, the Tooth Fairy is known as the 'Tooth Mouse'.
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
Bob Hope and Billy Joel were both once boxers.
The universally popular Hershey bar was used overseas during World War II as currency.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 ft.
Bananas aren’t fruit! They are a type of herb.
Actor Mark Wahlberg has a third nipple!
Albert Einstien never wore any socks.
A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.
A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
Racehorses can wear out new horse shoes in one race.
Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.
Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles!
Fingernails grow fastest on the hand you favor.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
The first bomb dropped by the Allies on berlin in WW2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Snails breathe through their feet.
Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water!
For beer commercials, they add liquid detergent to the beer to make it foam more.
A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
In Brazil, Christmas is celebrated with fireworks.
During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
A 'face-off' in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.
The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes.
The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it.
Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made of grass.
The most popular sport as a topic for a film is boxing.
If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.
On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.
Rain contains vitamin B12.
The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck'.
Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory.
Sound at the right vibration can bore holes through a solid object.
An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
The Earth gets heavier each day by tons, as meteoric dust settles on it.
Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting!
Fact #550:The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble' depicts two women living under one roof.
The cruise liner, 'Queen Elizabeth 2', moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
Ralph Lauren's original name is Ralph Lifshitz.
Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.
Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.
Linen is actually stronger when wet.
Linen can absorb up to 20 times its weight in moisture before it feels damp!
To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.
Nike Air Soles do not actually have 'air' in them.
Household bleach is the recommended chemical to decontaminate people exposed to the anthrax virus, by the U.S. F.D.A. .
If China imported just 10% of it's rice needs- the price on the world market would increase by 80%.
A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan.
Pollen can travel up to 500 miles in a day.
Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.
If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet.
Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper.
India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century.
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
Oak trees can live 200 or more years.
The first cell phone was invented in 1924.
Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s voice, in the movie 'Hercules', was dubbed.
Kittens are born both blind and deaf.
Brad Pitt has been smoking since the sixth grade!
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.
Nearly 30% of female lottery winners hide their winning ticket in their bras.
Burt Reynolds is a Cherokee Indian.
Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.
By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
Every three seconds, a new baby is born.
Harrison Ford has a species of spider named after him!
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the most bars per capita than anywhere else in the world.
More than 90% of shark attack victims survive.
Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.
Jean -Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones.'
The most collect calls are made on Father's Day.
Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
Johnny Depp suffers from self-injury.
No president of the United States was an only child.
When he was only 13, Johnny Depp lost his virginity to a girl slightly older than him.
If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.
Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.
A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
Lima beans contain cyanide!
Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.
Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun.
You can tape a small mirror onto a cone speaker, play music and shine a laser on to the mirror and the reflection will look like a laser light show on your wall.
Most cell phone antennas have no purpose other than to make people believe that flipping up a 2 inch antenna just gave them better reception. They are not connected to any circuitry.
To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.
Keanu Reeves is afraid of the dark.
In one day, a full grown redwood tree expels more than 2 tons of water through its leaves.
Only female bees work.
You mostly breathe from only one nostril at a time!
Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
Native Americans do not have to pay tax on their land.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
One quarter of the human brain is used to control the eyes.
The best diamonds are colored blue-white.
No one knows where Mozart is buried.
The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.
Michael Keaton's original name is Michael Douglas
Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms.
Black bears are not always black. They can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes white.
'Jedi' is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.
Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
Mel Gibson has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one)!
Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.
If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.
The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a 'Friday the 13th'.
People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark.
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.
All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job!
Napoleon had conquered Italy by the time he was twenty-six.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
An egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.
Dirty snow melts faster than clean.
Opossums are immune to rattlesnake venom!
A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball made of rubber.
When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour.
Cold water weighs more than hot water.
Men laugh longer, louder, and more often than women.
More Americans have died in car accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.
Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.
If a car is travelling at 55 miles per hour it will travel 56 feet before the driver can shift his foot from the accelerator to the brake.
One million people each year are bitten by animals in the United States.
Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
The average company saves over $7,000 for each employee suggestion that is enacted!
The average person can live for eleven days without water, assuming an average temperature of 60 degrees fahrenheit.
Saturn's rings are about 500,000 miles in circumference but only about a foot thick.
Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Rubber is one of the ingredients in bubble gum.
Flamingos urinate on their legs to cool themselves off.
The average housewife walks 10 miles a day around the house doing her chores.
Only 1 out of 700 identity thieves gets caught!
The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
The United States produces more tobacco than it does wheat.
It takes 100 pounds of rain water to produce a single pound of food from the earth.
There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
Diamonds mined in Brazil are harder than those found in Africa.
Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD's!
Austria was the first country to use postcards.
A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world.
Each year, approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives.
Forty percent of Americans have never visited a dentist.
Neither the saxophone, the tuba, the coronet, nor the valve trumpet existed before 1800.
If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode.
Sound travels fifteen times faster through steel than through air.
Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men.
It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.
In 1910 football teams were penalized 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.
No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.
Your hair grows faster in the morning than at any other time of day.
Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog.
Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail.
Astronauts cannot burp in space.
A mole can dig a hole 300 feet deep in one night
The sting from a killer bee contains less venom than the sting from a regular bee!
A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
Cats cannot taste sweet things.
A male baboon can kill a leopard.
In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
There are more fatal car accidents in July than any other month.
About 1 in 30 people, in the U.S., are in jail, on probation, or on parole!
Approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. are both blind and deaf!
One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs!
In the average lifetime a person will breath in about 44 pounds of dust.
If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.
There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States!
The man who created the Thighmaster was once a Bhuddist Monk.
Young children can entirely regrow lost fingertips above the top joint, including the bone, skin and nail!
Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients.
Coffee beans aren't beans - they're fruit pits.
An 'aglet' is the plastic or metal tip of a shoelace.
The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.
76% of Americans celebrate New Year's Eve in groups of less than 20.
None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself.)
Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.
More than 400,000 U.S. houses still lack indoor plumbing.
City dwellers have longer, thicker, denser nose hairs than country folks do.
Goldfish remember better in cold water than warm water.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
'Vodka' is Russian for 'little water'.
Pound for Pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars!
A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is off the ground.
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the pores on their feet.
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!
The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk!
The best recorded distance for projectile vomiting is 27 feet.
The New York Stock Exchange started as a coffee shop!
The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space.
The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that just one gram of it can kill 150 people.
Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same way men do.
A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
The famous aphrodisiac 'Spanish Fly' is made from dried beetle remains!
Houdini was the first man to fly a plane solo in Australia.
X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait.
Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
A million dollars' worth of $100 bills weighs only 22 pounds!
Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this.
An eagle can attack, kill, and carry away an animal as large as a small deer.
A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
If you cut off a snail's eye, it will grow a new one.
It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.
25% of your bones are located in your feet.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.
The right lung takes in more air than the left.
All coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator.
The human brain is insensitive to pain.
The word Eskimo literally means 'raw meat eater'.
Neanderthal man had a brain capcity 100cc larger than modern man's.
During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.
80% of millionaires drive used cars.
While 7 men in 100 have some form of color blindness, only 1 woman in 1,000 suffers from it.
A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
Catgut comes from sheep not cats.
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