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A Crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.

A group of larks is called an exaltation.

A elephant is the heavest of all land mammals at around 8,000 pounds.

A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.

A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.

A man had the hiccups for 69 years.

A millipede has 4 legs on each segment of it's body.

A mole can dig over 250 feet of tunnel in a single night.

A monkey was once tride and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend,Indiana.

A noisy resturant is 100,000 times as lound as a watch ticking. Rock Consert 1,000,000,000 times as loud. Loud headphones 10,000,000,000. Shotgun blast 1,000,000,000,000

A peanut is neither a pea nor a nut.

A person at rest generates as much heat as a 100watt lightbulb

A group of owls is called a parliament.

A Penny whistle has six finger holes.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

A quarter of Russia is covered by forest.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champange will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A rat can last longer with out water than a camel.

A rhinoceros' horn is made of compacted hair.

A rodents teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal's constant gnawing on bark, leaves, and other vegetables.

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

A group of ravens is called a murder.

A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week

A silicon chip a quarter inch square has the capacity of the orignal 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.

A sizable oak tree, during the typical growing season, gives off 28,000 gallons of moisture.

A snail can have about 25,000 teeth

A group of toads is called a knot.

About 3,500 gallons if water is needed to produce one pound of beef.

About 300 million cells die in your body every minute.

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were thirty.

About 70% of all living organisms in the world are bacteria.

About 85% of the plant life on the Earth is in the ocean.

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

A group of rhinos is called a crash.

A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.

A starfish can turn its self inside out.

A ten gallon hat holds three quarters of a gallon.

A toothpick is the object most often chocked on by Americans.

A Walla Walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background when they say walla walla it looks like they are actually talking.

A whales heart beats only nine times a minute.

A woodchuck breathers only ten times during hibernation.

A zebra is white with black stripes.

Anteaters prefers termites to ants.

Ants stretch before they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

Albert Brooks's real name is Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

All 17 children of Queen Anne dies before she did.

All totalled, the sunlight that strikes Earth at any given moment weighs as much as a large ocean liner.

A group of Unicorns is called a blessing.

According to Genesis 7:2, God told Noah to take 14 of each kind of 'clean' animal in to the ark.

Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.

After eating, a housefly regurgitates is food and then eats it again.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.

Canada has more lakes that the rest of the world combined.

Canada is an Indian word meaning Big Village.

Catgut comes from sheep not cats.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about 10.

A group of whales is called a pod.

Abraham Lincoln was the only US president ever granted a patent.

According to Genesis 1:2022 the chicken came before the egg.

Children grow more in the springtime.

Chopsuey is not a native Chinese dish, it was crafted in California by Chinese immigrants.

Chrysler built B29's that bombed Japan. Mitsubishi built the Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.

Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly over head.

Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

During a life time, one person generates more than 1000 pounds of red blood cells.

At age 16 Confucius was a corn inspector.

Armored knights raised their visors to themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

Assuming you could walk to the sun it would take about 2000 years.

If the Earth was smooth, the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12 000 feet.

If you are chased by a crocodile, run zigzag, a crocodile is not good at making sharp turns.

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.

Two-thirds 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

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

In Greene, new york, you cannot walk backwards and eat peanuts on teh sidewalk during a concert.

In Hardford, Connecut, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands.

In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by death.

In ancient Greece, where the mouse was sacred to Apollo, mice were sometimes devoured by temple priests.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 cam be jailed for cheating on their finals.

In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.

In Casablanka, humphrey Bogart never said Play it again, Sam.

In eighteenth century England, women's wigs were sometimes 4 feet high. These remarkable headdresses were dusted with flour and decorated with stuffed birds, replicas of gardens, plates of fruit, or even model ships.

In eighteenth century English gambling dens, there was an empolyee whose only job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.

In England, in the 1800's pants was considered a dirty word.

In 1976 a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50 pound rock. The ceremony was witnessed by more than 20 people.

In 1976 Rodrigo's Guitar Concierto de Aranjuez' was No 1 in the UK for only three hours because of a computer error.

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

In 1990 there were about 15,000 vacuum cleaner related accidents in the US

In the 19th century, the British Navy attempted to dispel the superstition that Friday was an unlucky day to embark on a ship. The Keel of a new ship was laid on a Friday, she was named HMS Friday, commanded by a Captain Friday, and finally went to sea on a Friday. Neither the ship nor her crew were ever heard of again.

In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'

In the Balanta tribe of Africa, a bride remained married until her wedding gown was worn out. If she wanted a divorce after 2 weeks, all she had to do was rip up her dress.

In the country of Turkey, in the 16th and 17th centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.

IN the flim 'Star Trek: First Contact, when Picard shows Lilly she is orbiting Earth, Australia and Papa New Guinea are clearly visible .. But new Zealand is missing.

In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.

In the heart of the Antarctic winter, temperatures drop to as low as 127 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Marriage ceremony of the ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the Couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.

In the middle Ages, the highest court in France ordered the execution of a cow for injuring a human.

In the past 100 years only 12 people have been attacked by mountain lions in the state of California. Five died and two of those were because of rabies in 1909

In the United States there is one birth every 8 seconds and one death every 14 seconds.

In the White House, there are 13,092 Knives, forks, and spoons.

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.

In Toy Story, the carpet designs in Sid's hallway is the same as the carpet designs in The Shining.

In Vermont, USA, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands.

Ireland is the only place where windmills turn clockwise.

Irving Berlin, who was born on 11 May 1888 and who composed three thousand songs in his lifetime, couldn't read music.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey decimal category.

It costs $6,400 to raise a medium size dog to age eleven.

´╗┐It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equipt and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.

It has been calculated that in the last 3,500 years, there have only been230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

It is illegal to own a dog in Reykjavik.

It is illegal to swim in central park.

It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not downstairs.

It take 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to the earth.

It takes a yard of sugarcane to make one sugar cube.

It take a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

it takes more than 500 peanuts to make one 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.

It take the insect eating Venus Flytrap plant only half a second to shut its trap on prey.

It took engineers 22 years to design the zipper.

It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls with out human faces.

It would take more than 150 years to drive a car to the sun.

It is against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.

It's against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customer wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

J.S.Bach had 20 children, 7 with his first wife and 13 with his second.

Jacques Cousteau invented scuba gear while in the French resistance during World War II

James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the US

James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.

Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to being the back teeth together for chewing.

Jean Claude Van Damme was the alien in the original Predator in almost all the jumping and climbing scenes.

Jet lag was once called boat lag, beck before jets existed.

Jimmy Carter is a speed reader (2000 wpm).

Jimmy Carter was the first US president to have been born in a hospital.

John Cage composed 'Imaginary Landscaper No.4', which was scored for twelve radios tuned at random.

John has a long moustache was the coded signal used by the French Resistance in WWII

John Larroquette of Night Court And the John Larroquette Show was the narrator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and was found in a warehouse. Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and was found in a theatre.

John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.

Judy Jetson is a Libra.

June Foray, the voice of Talking Tina from the classic Twilight Zone episode Living Doll, was also the voice of Rocky the talking squirrel from Rocky & Bullwinkle.

Just twenty seconds' worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

Kathleen Turner was the voice of Jessica Rabbit, and Amy Irving was her singing voice.

Kemo Sabe, the name Tonto called The Lone Ranger means Soggy Shrub in Navajo Indian.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

Killer whales have such a good sense of touch that if you dropped a pill into a bucket and feed it to the orca it would eat the fish and spit out the pill.

King Kong in the only movie to have its sequel (Son of Kong) relaced the same year (1933)

Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.

Knitted socks discovered in Ancient Egyptian tombs have been dated back as far as the 3rd century AD.

Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI

Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill 'if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee'. His reply 'if you were my wife, I would drink it'

Larry Lewis ran the 100 yard dash in 17.9 seconds in 1969, there by setting a new world's record for runners in the 100 years or older class. He was 101.

Lawsuits riled be California inmates cost the taxpayers more than 25 million in 1994.

Lee Harvey Oswals's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992

Lemon sharks grow a new set of teeth every two weeks! They grow more than 24,000 new teeth every year!

Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one had and draw with the other at the same time.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, played the viola, and spent twelve years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.

Less than 1% of the Caribbean Islands are inhabited.

Less than 7% of the population donates blood.

Less than 2% of the water on Earth is fresh.

Li is the family name for over 87 million People in China.

Lightning strikes the earth about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.

Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.

Liquid paper was invented by Mike Nesmith's (of the Monkees) mother, Bette Nesmith Graham, in 1951.

Lobsters have blue blood.

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of Lorne Green's Wild Kingdom.

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, LA

Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.