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"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"!
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20% of tuxedo rentals take place in May.
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7-11 sells 10,000 pots of coffee an hour, every hour, every day.
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76% of Americans celebrate New Year's Eve in groups of less than 20.
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A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
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A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
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A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
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A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
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A moth has no stomach.
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A pipe 2 feet in diameter will allow four times more fluid to pass through it than a pipe 1 foot in diameter.
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About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
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Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
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Americans buy about 5 million things that are shaped like Mickey Mouse, or have a picture of Mickey Mouse on them in the course of a day.
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An 'aglet' is the plastic or metal tip of a shoelace.
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Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
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Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
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Cold water weighs more than hot water.
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Dirty snow melts faster than clean.
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Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
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Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
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Enrico Caruso and Roy Orbison were the only tenors this century capable of hitting e over high c!
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Goodyear Rubber Company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.
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Halloween was originally a Celtic holiday celebrated on October 31.
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Hong Kong has more Rolls Royces per person than anywhere else in the world.
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If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode.
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If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet.
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In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.
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In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.
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In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
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Iron weighs more after it rusts.
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It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
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It takes the same amount of time to age a cigar as wine.
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Jennifer Aniston's original name is Jennifer Anastassakis!
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Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.
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Less than 3% of the water produced at a large municipal water treatment plant is used for drinking purposes!
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Linen can absorb up to 20 times its weight in moisture before it feels damp!
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Linen is actually stronger when wet.
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Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients.
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Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!
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Moist air holds heat better than dry air.
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Monica Lewinsky bought her infamous blue dress at The Gap.
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More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!
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More than 50% of Americans fall asleep on their sides.
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More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
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Most burglaries occur during the daytime!
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Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
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Nike Air Soles do not actually have 'air' in them.
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Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.
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Oak trees can live 200 or more years.
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Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.
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Oenophobia is the Fear of wines.
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One 75-watt bulb gives more light than three 25-watt bulbs.
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One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.
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One in three snake bite victims is drunk. One in five is tatooed.
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One out of every 11 workers in North Carolina depends on tobacco for their livelihood !
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One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building!
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Only 1 out of 700 identity thieves gets caught!
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Only 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116.
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Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better.
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Pollen can travel up to 500 miles in a day.
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Rice paper does not have any rice in it!
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Sales of Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer, and Tums jump 20% in December "
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Sharon Stone is allergic to caffeine.
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Sheryl Crow's two front teeth are fake.
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St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called 'Pigs Eye'.
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Sticky buns were a Philadelphia specialty in the 19th century.
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The 'L.L.' in L.L. Bean stands for 'Leon Leonwood'.
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The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
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The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F.
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The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck'.
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The behaviour of the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on how hares act in springtime. They jump up and down and bang their hind feet on the ground.
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The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.
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The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie Psycho.
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The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.
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The Grateful Dead were once called 'The Warlocks'.
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The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph by Fred Rompelburg.
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The man who created the Thighmaster was once a Bhuddist Monk.
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The most pushups ever performed in one day was 46,001.
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The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!
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The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV becuase one if its stars was a pig.
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The Nestles haven't run Nestle since 1875.
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The odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million.
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The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
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The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.
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The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby' Elwes a Yorkshireman!
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The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda!
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The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old.
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The slanted line that divides dates, fractions, choices, etc. (6/1/04) is called a virgule.
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The state that grows the most cranberries is Wisconsin. More than 300 million pounds of cranberries are grown in Wisconsin.
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The symbol on the 'pound' key (#) is called an octothorpe.
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The typical spec of dust that you see floating in the air is half way in size between the Earth and a subatomic particle.
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The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
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The weight of air in a glass of milk is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.
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The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.
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There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in a game of bridge.
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There are only 14 blimps in the world.
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Trueman Capote the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's had the middle name of Stucklefuss!
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U-Haul is the world's largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages.
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