100 Popular Facts

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1. The first person to legally own a slave in Colonial America was black.
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2. 20% of tuxedo rentals take place in May.
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3. Abraham Lincoln hated being called "Abe."
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4. You cannot catch the flu from a flu shot.

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5. Dr. Seuss actually cheated on his wife while she was sick with cancer for 13 years - When she killed herself, he married the mistress.
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6. Dogs suppress their innate intelligence for the sake of their human masters.
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7. Baby puffins are called pufflings.
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8. Actor John Wayne made more than 200 movies.
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9. The average cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of eleven is $16,400.
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10. Rats can't vomit, that's why rat poison works.
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11. Remember that people will always question the good things they hear about you, and believe the bad ones without a second thought.
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12. America has never lost a war when donkeys were used.
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13. One in three snake bite victims is drunk. One in five is tatooed.
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14. The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
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15. Spending money on experiences, as opposed to material possessions, leads to greater happiness.
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16. Many teenagers who sleep less than 8-9 hours every night suffer from irritability, mood swings & even depression.
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17. Boys who work out between 15-18 tend to be more intelligent later in life than those who do not.
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18. Even with a higher income, education and other factors controlled, intelligent people tend to drink more alcohol.
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19. A psychic once sued Nintendo, claiming that the Pokémon Kadabra was based on him.
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20. There aren't any countries in the world that begin with the letter 'x'.
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21. More men are physically threatened online than women.
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22. Nero ate leeks to improve his singing voice.
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23. There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
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24. For oily skin, mash one banana with a teaspoon of honey and a couple of drops of lemon juice. Apply to face for 10 minutes, rinse.

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25. Paris has more dogs than people.
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26. There is an A.I. that makes telemarketers believe they are talking to a real person, wasting as much of their time and money as possible.
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27. Spiders have transparent blood.
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28. There are 14 billion insects for every human on Earth.

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29. About 56% of men said they would introduce someone they're seeing to their friends after 1 to 5 dates, according to a survey.
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30. Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
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31. The Queen’s staff get to choose their own Christmas presents, which must be worth between £20 and £25.
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32. Relationship status: lol
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33. A guy ate nothing but Chipotle for 30 days...and lost 10 lbs.
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34. A Baltimore TV producer once told Oprah that she was "unfit for television news."
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35. Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes under water.
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36. A study found that arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce.

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37. The estimated number of M&M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
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38. Shrews can starve to death 2 or 3 hours after a meal.
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39. Abraham Lincoln failed to get elected five times to Congress and the Senate before being elected president.
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40. In Kenya, there is a Camel Mobile Library—camels transport books from the capital to surrounding villages that are up to 248 miles away.
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41. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
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42. According to a UK study, 72% of women prefer a man with a little excess flab, as opposed to a man with a more chiseled, fit physique.
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43. Ants do not sleep.
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44. Teenagers who drink alone have a higher risk of becoming alcoholics.

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45. In 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on television in the U.S.
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46. 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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47. Psychology: when you truly care for someone, their mood can literally affect yours.
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48. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles from the flush

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49. A study found that the more agreeable a person is, the more likely that person will be tagged in Facebook photos posted by other people.
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50. There is an officially recognized School of Wizardry in California.
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51. Iguanas have a third eye on top of their head that only detects light, dark, and movement.
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52. Kissing is good for your heart. It helps stabilize cardiovascular activity, decreases blood pressure and decreases cholesterol.
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53. The only rank allowed to grow a beard in the British army is the Pioneer Sergeant.
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54. Bon Jovi owns a restaurant in which menu items have no prices. You only pay whatever you like or volunteer in exchange for their meal.
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55. The most commonly asked question at Hanna-Barbera’s head office is: ‘What did Barney Rubble do for a living?’ The first-ever comic strip was published at the suggestion of Wolfgang von Goethe.
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56. Contrary to popular belief, Einstein never failed math. In fact, by fifteen he had already mastered differential and integral calculus.

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57. Every year, 1,000 letters arrive in Jerusalem addressed to God.
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58. Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
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59. Chris Traeger, the City Manager on "Parks and Recreation," says the word "literally" 39 times throughout the span of the show.
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60. For women, drinking 1-3 cups of coffee a day reduces their risk of cardiovascular disease by 24%.

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61. ZZ Top refused a $1,000,000 offer from Gilette to shave their beards for an ad.
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62. The only reason "indigo" was included on the rainbow was so there would be 7 colors to match the 7 notes on the Western musical scale.
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63. Norwegian women enjoy the best standard of living in the world.
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64. Listening to sad songs actually creates positive emotions.
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65. Let your past make you better, never bitter.
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66. Suicide bombings in Iraq killed 60 times as many civilians as it did soldiers.
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67. "Bae" is the Danish word for "poop".
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68. From groundbreaking to opening day, Disneyland was built in just 365 days.

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69. Queen Victoria had a novelty bustle with a music box that played ‘God Save the Queen’ when she sat down.
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70. Shia LaBeouf found an agent through the phone book at the age of 11.
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71. The universe is expanding at 230 miles a second.
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72. Pigs can become alcoholics.
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73. The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft)
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74. "Fruit Sister" is what people in China call Katy Perry.
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75. Emailing large companies about your dissatisfaction with their products will get you free stuff.
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76. Good dancing is indicative of superior health and reproductive potential, which is why people are attracted to talented dancers.

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77. Cheating on more than 30% of your homework severely increases your chance of failure.
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78. "Spelt" is the correct alternative to "Spelled."
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79. Honeybees can recognize and tell the difference between human faces.
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80. People getting only 6 to 7 hours of sleep every night have a longer life expectancy than those who sleep 8 hours.
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81. Mozambique has an AK-47 assault rifle on its flag.
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82. Polar bears cannot be seen using night-vision equipment.
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83. The black widow can eat as many 20 mates in a single day.
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84. When humans first evolved on Earth, there was water on Mars.

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85. More U.S. soldiers committed suicide in Afghanistan than were killed in action there in 2012.
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86. Men laugh longer, louder, and more often than women.
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87. There is a 'Hug Me' Coca-Cola machine in Singapore which gives you a can of coke each time you hug it.
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88. Dr Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham to win a bet with his publisher that he couldn’t write a book using just 50 different words.

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89. 2 million fish died in the Chesapeake Bay last week.
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90. 72% of Harvard freshman enroll as virgins, 27% still are when they graduate.
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91. Until 1974, in Chicago it was illegal to appear in public if you were ugly.
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92. Barophobia is the fear of gravity.

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93. Iceland has no army and is also recognized as the worlds most peaceful country.
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94. A 12-year-old Norwegian boy once rescued his sister from a moose attack using skills he learned from World of Warcraft.
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95. A tiger is most likely to win a fight against a lion.
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96. Text messaging is now 20 years old.

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97. While attending a black tie gala, a partygoer asked President Obama to get them some coffee — they thought he was a waiter.
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98. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" was the first—and maybe the last—movie production to have an insurance policy taken out on 1,000 rats.
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99. Until January 2013, it was illegal for women in Paris to wear trousers.
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100. In Japan, it is completely acceptable to name your child ?Buttocks? or ?Prostitute?!

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