Trivia, Fascinating stuff you can well do without knowing.

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.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
2/3 of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the  English language is  "screeched".

On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

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 $5.00 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

You can pour lye (liquid quick lime) and hydrochloric acid in a pan, which would be eaten through by either one alone, and put your hand in the mixture without harm.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies'  room during a dance.

Maine is the only state whose name is just  one syllable.

There are only 4 words in the English  language which end in  "dous:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and  hazardous.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A tiny sparrow has more vertibrae in it's neck than a lanky Giraffe.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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 & 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 3 seconds.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes  open. (DON'T try this at  work!)
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the  world.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not  allowed to speak.

The microwave was invented after a  researcher walked by a radar  tube and a  chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.  (Presbyterian)

The average person falls asleep in seven  minutes.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf  ball.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their  lifetime at night.

A cockroach can live nine days without its  head before it starves  to death.

A polar bear's skin is black.  Its fur is  not white, but actually  clear.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland  because he doesn't wear  pants.

More people are killed by donkeys annually  than are killed in  plane crashes.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with  only the left hand.

Shakespeare invented the words  "assassination" and "bump."

Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot.

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.

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps  over the lazy dog" uses  every letter  in the English language.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be  made using the letters  on only  one row of the keyboard.

The word racecar, radar, kayak and the sentence, "Madam, i'm Adam",  are the same  whether they are read left  to right  or right to left.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by  eliminating one olive  from each
salad served in first-class.

The electric chair was invented by a  dentist.  (Does that one  really  surprise any of us?)

Vatican City is the smallest country in the  world with a  population of 1000  & a size  of 108.7 acres.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence  in the English language.

No president of the United states was an  only child.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects'  legs in it.

For every person alive on the earth today there are 1,500 pounds of termites.

Over 90% of all the people who ever lived on the earth from the beginning of time are alive today.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the
length of a football field.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Dumbells are not bells, nor are they dumb. ( i just tossed that one in 'cause i ran out of real ones )

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