Funny Facts

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 If you shouted for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
 Volleyball is the most popular sport at nudist camps.
 Banging your head against a wall uses a 150 calories an hour.
 On average, a drop of Heinz tomato ketchup leaves the bottle at a speed of 25 miles per year!
 If you mouth the word "colourful" to someone, it looks like you are saying "I love you".
 Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump. (OK, so that would be a good thing....)
 A cat's urine glows under a black light. (I wonder who was paid to figure that out.)
 An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that.)
 Starfish have no brains. (I know some people like that too.)
 Polar bears are left-handed (Who knew...? Who cares!)
 Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
 Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
 Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
 There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
 The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
 The shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
 There are more chickens than people in the world.
 Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
 All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
 No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
 "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."
 All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
 Almonds are a member of the peach family.
 Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
 Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable.
 There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
 Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"
 A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
 Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
 In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
 Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
 The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
 A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
 A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
 A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
 It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
 The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
 Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
 The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
 There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
 A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
 Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
 A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
 A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
 A 2" X 4" is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".
 During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance.
 On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily (I knew it!).
 Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
 The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
 There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver. What about "month?"
 The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan." There was never a recorded Wendy before.
 The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
 If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist that discovered this??)
 The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
 The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
 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.
 The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
 Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
 By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
 Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
 Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
 Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."
 An old law in Bellingham, Washington made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
 The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
 The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
 Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
 Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them. (The suits or the astronauts?)

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