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Here are a load of random interesting facts:

Almonds are members of the peach family

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white
A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.

A cockroach can live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.

A hippo can run faster than a man can.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

Flies jump backwards when they take off.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning

The fastest typist can type at 211 words per minute.

The song with the longest title is "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues" written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1943.

The Hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 in China in 1910

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

The oldest business in the United States of America is the cymbal company Zildjian which was founded in Constantinople in 1623.

The letters of the alphabet in order of frequency of use are:
ETAISONHRDLUCMFWYPGVBKJQXZ

A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

Every year more people are killed by donkeys, than in aircraft crashes.

The first word spoken on the moon was Okay.

2,500 left handers die each year using products designed for right handers.

Your nose and ears never stop growing!!

All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.   "Cept Nurple" Kyle


The longest place-name still in use is:
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupoka-wenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

A clitoris is a type of flower

Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.

Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of Cotton!

Many hamsters only blink one eye ata time!

One googol written out is:
10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

If you sleep in a cold room, you are more likely to have a bad dream.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

Polar bears are left-handed.

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesnt wear pants.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like "Coca-Cola" when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was "Bite the wax tadpole". It did not sell well.

It's impossible to sneeze without closing your eyes.

Czar Paul 1 banished soldiers to Siberia for marching out of step.

The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female fly.

WWI flying ace Jean Navarre attacked a zeppelin armed with only a kitchen knife!

there are more plastic flamingos in amercia than reall ones.

a snail can sleep for 3 years.

In Kentucky, it's illegal to carry an icecream cone in your back pocket

Pigs orgasms last 30 minutes

The Danish word for condom is 'svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel' (PB)

Rats can't vomit
A normal dial tone is in the key of "F".
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The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans.

Carnivores will not eat an animal that has been hit by lightning.

A dork is a whale's penis

A Humming bird weighs less than a penny

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

MTV first aired at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981. The first video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

"Adolf Hitler's real family name was Shickelgruber."

Weird" Al Yankovic received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1981.  He also served as valedictorian of his high school at age 16.

The oldest business in the United States of America is the cymbal company Zildjian which was founded in Constantinople in 1623.

Contrary to common belief, elephants are not afraid of mice.  Go to any zoo and chances are that the mice are living in the same quarters as the elephants.  The mice eat the grain and nest in the hay that is so common to elephant habitats.

The five most stolen items in a drugstore are batteries, cosmetics, film, sunglasses, and, get this, Preparation H

four separate instances between October 1987 and February 1988, small pink frogs rained down from the sky on to various parts of Great Britain.  Scientists are still uncertain as to where these frogs originated, although some have traced them back to the Sahara desert.

 The Malaysian government decided to solve their disease-carrying mosquito problem by spraying the infested areas with DDT.  This worked, but the  cockroaches then devoured the dead mosquitos.  This was followed by the region's gecko lizards consuming the roaches.  The geckos did not die from the residual poison (surprisingly), but their central nervous systems were greatly affected, causing the lizards to slow down.  Moving up the food chain, the cats ate the slow-moving lizards and started to die off in large quantities.  Of course, fewer cats means more rats, and the country's rat population soared.  As a result, the World Health Organization was forced to step in and ban the DDT.  In an effort to restore the ecological balance, they flew in planeloads of cats to kill the rats

 Did you ever wonder what the WD in WD-40 stands for?  The name was lifted right out chemist Norm Larsen's laboratory notebook.  Way back in 1953, he was trying to concoct an anti-corrosion formula, which worked on the basic principle of displacing water.  On his 40th try, Larsen finally got it right.  Hence the name WD-40.  It literally means Water Displacer, 40th try.

Way back on August 13, 1903, police entered the Liverpool, England home of William and Emily Shortis.  Worried friends had contacted the authorities because the couple had not been seen for several days prior.  There they found William near death.  Oddly, he was pinned under the dead body of his 224 pound wife.  Did she die during a moment of passion?  Not at all.  The coroner concluded that William was following Emily up the stairs of their home when she lost her balance and tumbled down the steps, pulling him down with her.  Emily immediately died from a blow to the head, trapping William under her body for over three days.  Sadly, William did not survive his injuries, either. 

Frenchman Michel Lotito has a very unusual diet.  Born on June 15, 1950, he has been consuming large quantities of metal and glass since he was nine years old.  To date, he has eaten supermarket carts, television sets, bicycles, chandeliers, razor blades, bullets, nuts and bolts, lengths of chain, phonograph records, computers, and an entire Cessna 150 light aircraft (which took him nearly two years to consume).  It seems that his body has adjusted to this unusual diet, as he eats nearly two pounds of metal every day.  His technique includes lubricating his digestive tract with mineral oil, cutting the parts into bite-size pieces, and then consuming a large quantity of water while eating this junk.  Most people would prefer a nice glass of wine with their dinner. 

Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel "high." Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task

The giant tortoise can live longer in captivity than any other animal.

Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.

Elephants have been found swimming miles from shore in the Indian Ocean.

Frogs never drink. They absorb water from their surroundings by osmosis.

Boredom can lead to madness in parrots. When caged by themselves and neglected for long periods of time, these intelligent, sociable birds can easily become mentally ill. Many inflict wounds upon themselves, develop strange tics, and rip out their own feathers. The birds need constant interaction, affection, and mental stimulation; some bird authorities have determined that some parrot breeds have the mental abilities of a 5-year-old human child. Should a neglected parrot go mad, there is little that can be done to restore it to normalcy. In England, there are "mental institutions" for such unfortunate creatures.

Mice, whales, elephants, giraffes, and humans all have seven neck vertebra.

President Woodrow Wilson wrote all of his speeches in longhand.

One year, Elvis Presley paid 91% of his annual income to the IRS.

Hitler was claustrophobic. They had to install a mirror in an elevator just to keep him from being scared.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave

Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any

There was a prehistoric horse breed (called eohippus) that was about the size of a housecat.

Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions

A group of owls is called a parliament.

Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any group of mammals that exist- especially fruit bats

8% of us have regular anal sex.

You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.

It is physically impossible to lick your elbow.

In 1977 a 13 year old boy had a tooth growing out of his foot

The average bra size today is 36C whereas 10 years ago it was a 34B.

Did you know that in Florida, a baby was named Truewilllaughinglifebuckyboomermanifestdestiny? If you cant figure out what it REALLY says broken up into pieces, here yah go: True will laughing life bucky boomer manifest destiny.

Soldiers disease" is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.

These are a bunch of pole facts!

 

The Average American/Canadian eats about 11.9lbs of cereal per year.

The Average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas per year.

More People use blue toothbrushes then red ones.

According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners.

The average American family views television six hours each day.

About two hundred babies are born worldwide every minute.

Nobody yet has explained satisfactorily why couples who marry in January, February, and March tend to have the highest divorce rates.

Your statistical chance of being murdered is one in twenty thousand.

If you earn twenty thousand dollars a year, one minute of your time is worth a little more than seventeen cents.

The US Office of Consumer Affairs estimates 25 percent of ALL purchases result in some customer dissatisfaction. Yet two out of three people never complain because they don't think it'll help. Ironically, most businesses DO try to make good and value the feedback, especially from someone who doesn't make a habit of complaining.

One poll says one American in four has yet to ride in an airplane. As for the three out of four who have, most have flown several times. Incidentally, fewer than two percent have been "bumped" from a commercial flight. And for every person who prefers an aisle seat, there are three who prefer windows.

Five out of six people never keep diaries of any sort. Only six percent say they keep a daily diary, and many of these people are just Franklin Day Planner types, not real diarists.

Despite the fact that 77 percent of Americans go to the grocery store with a list, it's estimated that half of everything bought there is bought on impulse. Supermarkets report very strong sales of almost anything they stock at the check-out line.

More than one-third of us say our most difficult self-discipline challenge is weight, but almost as many cite spending. Coming in way behind these two are controlling our fears or our tempers, and fewer than two percent say their biggest challenge is smoking or drinking.

Two out of three people sleep on their sides, and they're about equally divided as to WHICH side. Of the remainder, slightly more sleep on their stomachs than sleep on their backs.

Forty percent of American adults cannot fill out a bank deposit slip correctly.

A survey finds that a quarter of all people who take a briefcase or something similar to work with them have got SOMETHING in it for self-defense.

Paranormal experts say people reach the peak of their ability to see ghosts when they're 7 years old.

Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes. In the U.S., reported sightings are most likely to occur in July, at 9 p.m. or 3 a.m.

Someone within 200 miles of your town claims to have had direct contact with a monster, ghost or other unexplainable being.

As many as nine out of ten people are right-handed, and the word for that side, "right," is derived from a variety of sources, all of which suggest strength. Left, on the other hand, comes from the Old English, lyft, for useless, weak.

The average New York City household generates 6.2 pounds of garbage each day. Every day, between 12,000 and 14,000 tons of solid waste are disposed at the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, New York.

The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

As much as six percent of the world's population may experience sleep paralysis, the inability to move and speak for several minutes after awakening.

Tide has 70 percent of the market share for detergent.

Forty percent of the American population has never visited a dentist.

A NUKE InterNETWORK poll found that 52 percent of Internet users have cut back on watching TV in order to spend more time online; 12 percent have cut back on seeing friends.

10 Percent of men are left-handed while only 8 percent of women are left-handed. Male or female, all left-handed people are "in their right mind."

A 1997 Gallup poll found that about one in four American workers - 24 percent - said that if they could do so, they would fire their boss.

A recent Gallup poll shows that 69 percent of Americans believe they will go somewhere after death.

These are a bunch of weird lawas! YAYAY!

Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

In Lehigh, Nebraska it's against the law to sell donut holes.

Under the law of Mississippi, theres no such thing as a female Peeping Tom.

Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.

In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)

A Venetian law decrees that all gondolas must be painted black. The only exceptions are gondolas belonging to high public officials.

In the state of Queensland, Australia, it is still constitutional law that all pubs (hotel/bar) must have a railing outside for patrons to tie up their horse.

According to law, no store is allowed to sell a toothbrush on the Sabbath in Providence, Rhode Island. Yet these same stores are allowed to sell toothpaste and mouthwash on Sundays.

Before the enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year.

Chewing gum is outlawed in Singapore because it is a means of "tainting an environment free of dirt."

The handkerchief had been used by the Romans, who ordinarily wore two handkerchiefs: one on the left wrist and one tucked in at the waist or around the neck. In the fifteenth century, the handkerchief was for a time allowed only to the nobility; special laws were made to enforce this. The classical heritage was rediscovered during the Renaissance.

For hundreds of years, the Chinese zealously guarded the secret of sericulture; imperial law decreed death by torture to those who disclosed how to make silk.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for 72 years.

Candy made from pieces of barrel cactus was outlawed in the U.S. in 1952 to protect the species.

A slander case in Thailand was once settled by a witness who said nothing at all. According to the memoirs of Justice Gerald Sparrow, a 20th century British barrister who served as a judge in Bangkok, the case involved two rival Chinese merchants. Pu Lin and Swee Ho. Pu Lin had stated sneeringly at a party that Swee Ho's new wife, Li Bua, was merely a decoration to show how rich her husband was. Swee Ho, he said, could no longer "please the ladies." Swee Ho sued for slander, claiming Li Bua was his wife in every sense - and he won his case, along with substantial damages, without a word of evidence being taken. Swee Ho's lawyer simply put the blushing bride in the witness box. She had decorative, gold-painted fingernails, to be sure, but she was also quite obviously pregnant.

In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.

Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment: Prohibition.

A few years back, a Chinese soap hit it big with consumers in Asia. It was claimed in ads that users would lose weight with Seaweed Defat Scented Soap simply by washing with it. The soap was sold in violation to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law and was banned. Reportedly, the craze for the soap was so great that Japanese tourists from China and Hong Kong brought back large quantities. The product was also in violation of customs regulations. In June and July 1999 alone, over 10,000 bars were seized.

In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.

In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.

Wetaskiwin, Alberta from 1917: "It's against the law to tie a male horse next to a female horse on Main Street."

Women were banned by royal decree from using hotel swimming pools in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, in 1979.

In Riverside, California, there is an old law on the city's books which makes it illegal to kiss unless both people wipe their lips with rose water.

In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.

 

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