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  • 1. Coca-cola was originally green.
  • 2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.
  • 3. Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2)poodle; 3)golden retriever;
  • 4. Dumbest dog: Afghan
  • 5. Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  • 6. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
  • 7. Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where they grew up:1 in 2
  • 8. Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $40,000
  • 9. City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong
  • 10. State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
  • 11. Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
  • 12. Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
  • 13. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
  • 14. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
  • 15. Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44%
  • 16. Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
  • 17. Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
  • 18. Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36%
  • 19. Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 43%
  • 20. City with the highest per capita viewership of television evangelists: Washington DC
  • 21. Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
  • 22. Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50%
  • 23. Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58%
  • 24. Percentage of women who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 85%
  • 25. Number of different family relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
  • 26. Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
  • 27. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
  • 28. Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70%
  • 29. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  • 30. Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
  • 31. Portion of potatoes sold that are French fried: 1/3
  • 32. Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day: 7
  • 33. Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90%
  • 34. Percentage of mammal species that are: 3%
  • 35. Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
  • 36. Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
  • 37. Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7.
  • 38. Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
  • 39. Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanon
  • 40. Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 41. Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for "Profiles in Courage"
  • 42. Only President awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
  • 43. Only food that does not spoil: honey
  • 44. Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question: Dr.Joyce Brothers(subject is boxing)
  • 45. Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
  • 46. Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antartica
  • 47. Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: pig
  • 48. Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
  • 49. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  • 50. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
  • 51. Polar bears are left-handed.
  • 52. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • 53. Eskimos never gamble.
  • 54. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • 55. The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
  • 56. Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
  • 57. Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
  • 58. Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
  • 59. Your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • 60. Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined.
  • 61. Hot water is heavier than cold.
  • 62. The parachute was invented by da Vinci in 1515.
  • 63. They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.
  • 64. Cream does not weigh as much as milk.
  • 65. Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.
  • 66. Iceland consumes more Coca-cola per capita than any other nation.
  • 67. First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer."
  • 68. There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
  • 69. Heinz ketchup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
  • 70. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  • 71. Men get hiccups more often than woman.
  • 72. Armadillos can be housebroken.
  • 73.- Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning!
  • 74.- It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!
  • 75.- Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!
  • 76.- Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  • 77.- About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!
  • 78.- A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 600 m.p.h! Wow!
  • 79.- The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
  • 80.- Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!
  • 81.- Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue!
  • 82.- A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
  • 83.- The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!
  • 84.- The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!
  • 85.- America once issued a 5-cent bill!
  • 86.- Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
  • 87.- Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!
  • 88.- A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  • 89.- Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
  • 90.- Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
  • 91.- Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  • 92.- You blink about 84,000,000 times a year!
  • 93.- In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!
  • 94.- A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
  • 95.- Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States!
  • 96.- The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
  • 97.- A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!
  • 98.- The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!
  • 99.- A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
  • 100.- The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!
  • 101.- Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right of left handed...or is that paws?!
  • 102.- The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!
  • 103.- Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lighting than women!
  • 104.- Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!
  • 105.- Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!
  • 106.- Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!
  • 107.- Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!
  • 108.- After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!
  • 109.* All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  • 110.* On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
  • 111.* If she were life size, Barbie's measurements are: 39-23-33.
  • 112.* No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  • 113.* "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  • 114.* All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • 115.* Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • 116* Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  • 117.* Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • 118.* There are only four words in the English language which end in"-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • 119.* The longest place-name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai- wenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.( uh huh !)
  • 120.* Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."
  • 121.* A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • 122.* An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
  • 123.* Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • 124.* In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  • 125* Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • 126* The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  • 127* The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
  • 128.* The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
  • 129.* A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • 130.* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • 131* On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  • 132.* The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • 133.* Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Why it's Paul Reiser himself.
  • 134.* The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
  • 135.* The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
  • 136.* The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • 137.* Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • 138.* John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  • 139.* The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • 140.* There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • 141.* "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • 142.Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.
  • 143.A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • 144.Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
  • 145.Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  • 146. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • 147. Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry bylooking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.
  • 148. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  • 149. Ballroom dancing is a major at Brigham Young University.
  • 150. Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible) did not contain an easy way to say 'many things' and used a term which has come down to us as 40. This means that when the bible in many places refers to '40 days,' they meant many days.
  • 151. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
  • 152. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression 'to get fired.'
  • 153. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.
  • 154. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • 155. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
  • 156. 'I am.' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • 157. The term 'the whole 9 yards' came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got 'the whole 9 yards.'
  • 158. The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, 'Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.'
  • 159. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  • 160. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • 161. Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.(but this was never told during an episode)
  • 162. The 'y' in signs reading 'ye olde..' is properly pronounced with a 'th' sound, not 'y'. The 'th' sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England use the rune 'thorn' to represent 'th' sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn was the lower case 'y'.
  • 163. The word 'samba' means 'to rub navels together.'
  • 164. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  • 165. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  • 166. The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
  • 167. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  • 168. Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5! Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)
  • 169. Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600s by a translator.
  • 170. It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her.
  • 171. Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize *this* was the day of the changeover.
  • 172. Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
  • 173. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • 174. Dr. Seuss pronounced 'Seuss' such that it rhymed with 'rejoice.'
  • 175. In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said 'Play it again, Sam.'
  • 176. Sherlock Holmes never said 'Elementary, my dear Watson.'
  • 177. Captain Kirk never said 'Beam me up, Scotty,' but he did say, 'Beam me up, Mr. Scott'.
  • 178. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  • 179. More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
  • 180. The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion is flown in war time.
  • 181. Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
  • 182. The 'huddle' in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn't want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.
  • 183. Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
  • 184. If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
  • 185. Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
  • 186. The term, 'It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye' is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, 'No eye gouging.' Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified is to poke someone's eye out.
  • 187. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • 188. Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
  • 189. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • 190. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • 191. Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.
  • 192. 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.
  • 193. The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
  • 194. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
  • 195. Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.
  • 196. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.
  • 197. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.



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