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Animal Facts:

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.
Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.

If an octopus is hungry enough, it will eat its own arms.
A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs, it will let you go instantly.
Cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 15 minutes.
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation.
Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different.
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
All polar bears are left handed.
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, but dogs only have about ten.
The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Tigers have striped skin, not striped fur.
A rat will disolve in Cola.

Health Facts:

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food,that's the weight of about 6 elephants!
33% of women lie about their weight.
Only 30% of us can flare our nostrils.
Death is hereditary.
The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
At 90' below zero your breath will freeze in mid-air and fall to the ground.
Right handed people, on average, live nine years longer than left handed people.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
If you stretched out your intestines, they'd be about twenty-five feet long.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
The longest word in the English language is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis", which is a lung disease caused by breathing in volcanic particles.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would've produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
13 people a year are killed by vending machines falling on them.
A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
A red-haired man is more likely to go bald than anyone else.
A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
According to one theory, people who chew a lot of ice have a high sex drive.
Every two thousand frowns create one wrinkle.
In the US 12 newborns are given to the wrong parents...Daily.
If you have a tapeworm in your stomach, it will come up while you're asleep to lick the salt off your lips.
3 people die each year testing if a 9V battery works on their tongue.

You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime!

The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as a pneumatic drill (70-90 decibels).

History Facts:

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!
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.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

In 1611 Cows arrived in America brought by pilgrims.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
The expression of "being on a high horse" comes from the days of yore when people's rank was indicated by how tall their horses were.
The expression of bread meaning "money" comes from old Cockney rhyming slang "Give me your money. Give me your bread and honey."
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw, piled high-with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof, thus came the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
The first sound recording ever made: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in 1877.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
The reason firehouses have circular staircases is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
The oldest documented footwear found was a 8,000 year-old sandal found in a cave located in Missouri, USA.
In the 1500's most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children -- last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

Household Facts:

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!
According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn ornament.
On average, there are 333 squares of toilet paper on a roll.
A 60-minute cassette contains 565 feet of tape.
Spam stands for shoulder pork and ham.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
A #2 pencil can write for 35 miles.
Snickers is the most popular candy.
Men do 29% of the laundry each week. Only 7% of women trust their husbands to do it correctly.
Dollar bills are 75% cotton and 25% linen.
The first toilet ever to be seen on television was shown on 'Leave it to Beaver.'
The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie "Psycho."
It takes 21 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter.
Women's underwear is called "smalls" in England.
A half gallon milk jug holds about $50 in pennies.
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
The bubbles in Guiness Beer sink to the bottom rather than float to the top like all other beers. No one knows why.
If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before its successful creation. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
There was a 'Superman' somewhere in every episode of Seinfeld.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
More Monopoly money exists than real money for the entire world.
The screwdriver was invented before the screw.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Coca Cola was originally green.
Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.
The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!
Legal Facts:

According to British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
A wedding ring is generally exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. That means that a wedding ring can't be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
Impotence is legal grounds for divorce in 24 American states.
It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
In Baltimore it is illegal to wash or scrub a sink regardless of how dirty it is.
It is illegal to eat oranges while bathing in California.
In Hawaii residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
In Arkansas a man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not in the houses.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
In Hartford, Connecticut, it is illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sundays.
In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
In Ohio women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
In Kansas you are prohibited to eat snakes on Sundays.
in Ohio it is illegal to get a fish drunk.
It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!
It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State
In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.
In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.
In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.
In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.
In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light.
In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.
In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.
In West Virginia, one can't cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.
In Lehigh, Nebraska, you can't sell doughnut holes.
In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.
In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
In Florida it is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
In Florida men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
In Idaho, it's against the law for anyone over the age 88 to ride a motorcycle.
In Alabama it is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
In Oklahoma violaters can be arrested and/or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
Oklahoma State law prohibits anyone taking a bite out of another's hamburger.
In New York it is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
In Oxford, Mississippi, it is illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in a single session.

In New York the penalty for jumping off a building is death.

Misc. Facts:

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!
The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.(attributed to George W Bush Jr.).
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
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.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
All things being equal, fat people use more soap.
George Washington's false teeth were made of whale bone.
In Kenya they don't drive on the right or left side of the street in particular, just on whichever side is smoother.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots.
You never know what real happiness is until you get married, and then it is too late.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime-time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Abe Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln drank the milk.
M & M's were developed so that soldiers could eat candy without getting their fingers sticky.
Microsoft spends over $500 million annually to answer phone calls from users with problems – more than it spends on developing the software products the people are calling about.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
If Barbie were life size her measurments 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.
In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
The average # of days a West German goes without washing/changing his underwear is 7!
The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Perriwinkle Blue.
Walt Disney had wooden teeth.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
The largest painting on earth is a 72437 square foot smiley face.
In Tibet it is considered respectful to stick your tongue out at people.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the Army for the General Purpose" vehicle, GP.
Some people are like Slinkies . . . not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Religous Facts:

There are almost 2 billion Christians in the world, about a billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, 300 million Buddhists, and 14 million Jews.
There is no mention of Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Bible.
Biblical reasons why Friday and 13 are bad.The Last Supper had 13 people there. Jesus died on a Friday. Adam was created on a Friday. Eve tempted Adam with apple on Friday. Adam and Eve died on a Friday. The flood Noah's Ark began on Friday.
Domesticated cats are never mentioned in the Bible. Dogs are mentioned 14 times, lions 55 times.
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
According to the ceremonial customs of Orthodox Judaism, it is officially sundown when you cannot tell the difference between a black thread and a red one.
The statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro is exactly facing the statue of Christ in Lisbon, Portugal.
Science Facts:

When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire.
H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water.
Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water.
Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars.
Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.
The body consists of three parts- the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u.
A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is.
Equator: A managerie lion running around the Earth through Africa.
Vacuum: A large, empty space where the pope lives.
Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat.
It would take 52,609,024 steps to walk around the world.
Germinate: To become a naturalized German.
To prevent contraception: wear a condominium.
For dog bite: put the dog away for several days. If he has not recovered, then kill it.
When you smell an oderless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide.
111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

Superstious Facts:

It's bad luck to reloop a belt if you missed it in the first place.
In ancient Egypt, when a cat died, it was manadatory for its owner to shave off his eyebrows to show his grief.
One superstition to get rid of warts involves rubbing a peeled apple and giving it to a pig.

Texas Facts:
The only place in the world where they make Dr. Pepper according to the original formula is in Dublin, Texas.
The world's largest oatmeal cake was baked and built in Bertram, Texas during Labor Day weekend 1991. The 33-layer cake stood more than 3 feet tall, weighed 333 pounds, and served 3,333 people.
There are jackrabbits living at Austin's Robert Mueller Airport.Fort Creek.
Texas was hotter than hell in 1855.
75 percent of the world's Snickers bars are made in Waco at the M&M/Mars plant.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is killed annually painting stripes on the state's highways and roads.
According to one geographer, digging straight down from Austin will not get you to China but to Iraq.
Boston, Texas is completely surrounded by New Boston, Texas.
Austin, Texas got its first Kwik-Wash in 1960.
According to The Wall Street Journal, more blonde hair dye is sold in Dallas than in any other U.S. city.
There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people.
In Texas, it is illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.
In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
In Galveston, Texas, its illegal to have a camel run loose in the street.
In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.
It is illegal to have more than 3 sips of beer at a time while standing.
It is illegal for a person to go barefoot without first obtaining a permit.
In El Paso, Texas; all hotels, stores, churches, banks, railroad stations, and salons must provide spittoons for their patron.

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