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Useless Facts

» The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

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

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

» A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

» The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

» A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

» Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.

» Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

» Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

» More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

» Stewardesses is one of the longest words typed with only the left hand.

» Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

» Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

» If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

» Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

» Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

» The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the english language.

» No president of the United States was an only child.

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

» TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.

» If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction

» The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

» A snail can sleep for 3 years.

» American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

» China has more English speakers than the United States.

» The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

» Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres.

» The longest town name in the world has 167 letters.

» Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.

» "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

» The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

» The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

» Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.

» Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. never stop growing.

» David Prowse, was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

» Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

» In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

» If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.

» Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon.

» Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald's.

» The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

» No word in the English language rhymes with month.

» The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

» There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

» Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

» Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

» Cat's urine glows under a black light.

» Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

» The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

» Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

» It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

» The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

» Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

» The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

» Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

» 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.

» The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

» Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

» Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

» The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It to Beaver".

» In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured

» Frank Lloyd Wright's son invented Lincoln Logs.

» One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

» 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.

» Annually, more firefighters are killed by firetrucks than by fires.

» A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

» A snail can sleep for three years.

» All Polar bears are left-handed.

» A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

» Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

» An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

» Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

» Butterflies taste with their feet.

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