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200 MOST POPULAR FACTS

A killer whales heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.
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All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job!
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An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
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Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
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At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal
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Avocados are poisonous to birds.
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Babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
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Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!
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Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.
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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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Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.
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Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15!
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Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
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Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
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Bob Hope and Billy Joel were both once boxers.
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Burt Reynolds is a Cherokee Indian.
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By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
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Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa!
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Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
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Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
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Cats cannot taste sweet things.
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Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
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Che Guevara suffered from asthma!
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Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
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Cheetahs were raced at Romford greyhound stadium in 1937!
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Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
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Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
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Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
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Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand - an hour hand.
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Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.
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Coca-Cola's 'Super Pure' Dasani bottled water is just filtered tap water!
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Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
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Coffee beans aren't beans - they're fruit pits.
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Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
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Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
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Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
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Contrary to popular belief, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies.
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Contrary to popular belief, the first ironclad warships were built by Korea in the 16th century.
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Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
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Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
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Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
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Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute.
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Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.
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Despite the hump, a camel's spine is straight.
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Diamonds mined in Brazil are harder than those found in Africa.
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Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
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Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!
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Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
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Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
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Donkeys are commonly used by the Iraqi Military to launch rockets!
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Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
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Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk!
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Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning.
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Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
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Dueling is legal in Paraguay, as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
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During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings.
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During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
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During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.
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During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.
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During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!
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Each day is longer than the previous on by 0.00000002 seconds which is 13 seconds each century!
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Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.
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Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.
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Each year, 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment.
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Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S.
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Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.
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Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
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Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
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Everton FC used to be called St Domingo's FC!
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Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year!
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Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of mucous.
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Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
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Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
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Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!
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Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys!
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Female canaries cannot sing.
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Fingernails grow fastest on the hand you favor.
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Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
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First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
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First-cousin marriages are legal in Utah, so long as both parties are 65 or older!
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Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
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Flamingos pee on their legs to cool themselves off.
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Florida has more tornados per square mile than any other state.
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Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
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For every gallon of sea water, you get more than a quarter pound of salt.
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Forensic scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.
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Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
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Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.
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Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!
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Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
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From a complete stop, a human is capable of outrunning a Formula One Race car for about 30 feet!
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Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed!
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George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations!
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Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda!
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Giraffes are unable to cough.
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Girls have more tastebuds than boys.
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Given the opportunity, deer will chew gum and marijuana.
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Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.
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Goldfish remember better in cold water than warm water.
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Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
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Grenades were invented in China over 1,000 years ago.
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Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the most bars per capita than anywhere else in the world.
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Halle Berry?s stunt double, in the movie ?Catwoman?, is a man.
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Harrods have three private wells to supply their water!
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Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree.
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Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
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Henry Ford was Charles Lindbergh's first passenger in the Spirit of St. Louis.
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Henry Ford, father of the Automobile, is also father of the charcoal briquette.
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Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
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Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!
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Hong Kong has more Rolls Royces per person than anywhere else in the world.
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Houdini was the first man to fly a plane solo in Australia.
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How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.
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Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
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Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!
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Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!
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Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
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Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!
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Hummingbirds can't walk.
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Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
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Iceland has no railway system or army!
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If a Lobster loses an eye, it will grow another one.
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If China imported just 10% of it's rice needs- the price on the world market would increase by 80%.
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If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.
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If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
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If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.
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If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.
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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.
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If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.
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If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
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If you?re over 100 years old, there?s an 80% chance you?re a woman.
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If you?re typical, you can guess someone?s sex with 95% accuracy just by smelling their breath.
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In 1659, it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts.
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In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph!
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In 1910 football teams were penalized 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.
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In 1976 an LA secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50 pound rock in a ceremony witnessed by more than 20 people.
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In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die!
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In 1980, the city of Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
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In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!
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In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper.
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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 hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States.
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In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
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In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
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In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
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In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose!
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In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack's.
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In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!
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In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
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In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!
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In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
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In Idaho, You may not fish on a camel's back.
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In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
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In Japan, it is completely acceptable to name your child ?Buttocks? or ?Prostitute?!
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In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
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In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
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In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
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In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits
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In Nepal, cow dung is used for medicinal purposes.
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In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.
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In one day, a full grown redwood tree expels more than 2 tons of water through its leaves.
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In the 1930's, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.
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In the average lifetime a person will breath in about 44 pounds of dust.
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In the great fire of London, in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
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In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
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In the movie 'The Wizard Of Oz', Toto the dog's salary was $125 a week, while Judy Garland was $500 a week.
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In West Virginia if you run over an animal, you can legally take it home and cook it for dinner!
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India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
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India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta
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India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century.
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Iron weighs more after it rusts.
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Is bottled water worth it? 'Evian' spelled backwards is 'naive'.
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Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
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Israel is one quarter the size of the state of Maine.
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Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
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It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.
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It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD's!
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It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer!
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It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.
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It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth!
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It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.
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It takes Several hundred thousand years for newly made photons (light) to travel from the core of the sun to it's surface.
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It takes the same amount of time to age a cigar as wine.
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It takes up to four hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.
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It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
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It was illegal to sell E.T. dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
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It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!
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It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!
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It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!
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It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
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J. Edgar Hoover liked to fire FBI agents whose palms were sweaty when shaking hands.
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Jackie Kennedy Onassis was secretly a chain smoker.
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James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang.
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Jean -Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones.'"
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Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
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John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy!
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Justin Timberlake's half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay!
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Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
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