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  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. 
  •  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.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. 
  •  If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years. 
  •  China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noses and ears never stop growing.
  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  • Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  • Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. State capital without a McDonald’s.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month.
  • The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  • There are 2 credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • It takes about a 1/2 gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave it to Beaver”.
  • In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt out but only 6 people were injured.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s son invented Lincoln Logs.
  • Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan”.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death!!!
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  • In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty
  • One out of 20 people have an extra rib
  • 44% of kids watch television before they go to sleep
  • In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
  • Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
  • In 1967, the IMAX film system was invented by Canadian Ivan Grame Ferguson to premier at Expo 67.
  • Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
  • Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining
  • In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar
  • The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds
  • The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley
  • Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
  • The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting
  • The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning “to build.”
  • Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan.”
  • The fur of the binturong, also known as the “Asian Bear Cat,” smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail
  • In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today
  • The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles
  • Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison
  • The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years
  • NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
  • Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
  • Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw
  • A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana
  • There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.
  • The first TONKA truck was made in 1947
  • In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year
  • Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
  • The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
  • Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
  • For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America
  • Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales
  • Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else
  • The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long
  • The word “toy” comes from an old English word that means “tool.”
  • Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers

(These were taken from GreatFacts.com)  😉