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  • Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.
  • A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.
  • People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
  • When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop even your heart!
  • Only seven ( 7 ) per cent of the population are lefties.
  • 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
  • The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
  • The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
  • 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
  • Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.
  • Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
  • The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
  • Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.
  • The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.
  • Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.
  • Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
  • It is physically impossible for a pig to look up into the sky.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  • Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish.
  • Budweiser beer conditions the hair.
  • 7-Up keeps flowers fresh when used instead of water.
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
  • No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.     
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. The Marlboro man in the advertisements died from emphysema.
  • Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  • Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton.
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts
  • Fresca, the soft drink, had problems when it was sold in Mexico. There, Fresca is slang for lesbian.
  • 26% of all McDonald's employees in Ontario, Canada admit to putting some type of bodily fluid in McDonald's food.
  • According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.
  • You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
  • A Viking tribe once raided England because they had run out of beer.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it)
  • Melting an ice cube in your mouth burns 3 calories.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
  • The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.
  • The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
  • The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
  • The Bible is the most shoplifted book in America.
  • A giraffe and a mouse have the same number of vertebrae. 7. A giraffe's are spaced out farther than the mouse's.
  • If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.
  • The hammer throw is illegal as a high school sport in all states except Rhode Island.
  • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  • The international telphone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  • Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
  • DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. 75% of the O.J. Simpson jury did not know that.
  • Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to Heavy Metal music
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  • Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  • Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet. 
  • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado. 
  • The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  • If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th.
  • Nobody yet has explained satisfactorily why couples who marry in January, February, and March tend to have the highest divorce rates.

  • Forty percent of American adults cannot fill out a bank deposit slip correctly.

  • A survey finds that a quarter of all people who take a briefcase or something similar to work with them have got SOMETHING in it for self-defense.

  • Paranormal experts say people reach the peak of their ability to see ghosts when they're 7 years old.

  • Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes. In the U.S., reported sightings are most likely to occur in July, at 9 p.m. or 3 a.m.

  • Someone within 200 miles of your town claims to have had direct contact with a monster, ghost or other unexplainable being.

  • As many as nine out of ten people are right-handed, and the word for that side, "right," is derived from a variety of sources, all of which suggest strength. Left, on the other hand, comes from the Old English, lyft, for useless, weak.

  • As much as six percent of the world's population may experience sleep paralysis, the inability to move and speak for several minutes after awakening.

  • Tide has 70 percent of the market share for detergent.

  • Forty percent of the American population has never visited a dentist.

  • A NUKE InterNETWORK poll found that 52 percent of Internet users have cut back on watching TV in order to spend more time online; 12 percent have cut back on seeing friends.

  • A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Menlo Park, California, revealed that almost 90 percent of Americans label themselves as shy.

  • About 60 percent of all American babies are named after close relatives.

    August is the month when most baby's are born.

  • Most humans can guess someone's sex with 95 percent accuracy just by smelling their breath.

  • By the end of the U.S. Civil War, 33 percent of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit.

  • Nearly 87 percent of the 103 people polled in 1977 were unable to identify correctly an unlabeled copy of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Chocolate manufacturers use 40 percent of the world's almonds.

  • There are more telephones than people in Washington DC

  • Hawaii has the highest percentage of cremations of all other U.S. states, with a 60.6 percent preference over burial.

  • There have been several documented cases of women giving birth to twins who had different fathers, including cases where the children were of different races. To do so, the mother had to have conceived both children in close proximity. There has also been one recent case where a mother gave birth to unrelated "twins." In that instance, the mother underwent in vitro fertilization and had her own child and the embryo of another couple accidentally implanted in her.

  • In 1990 there were about 15,000 vacuum cleaner related accidents in the U.S.

  • Police estimated that 10,000 abandoned, orphaned and runaway children were roaming the streets of New York City in 1852.

  • Since the Lego Group began manufacturing blocks in 1949, more than 189 billion pieces in 2000 different shapes have been produced. This is enough for about 30 Lego pieces for every living person on Earth.

  • 5,840 people with pillow related injuries checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992.

  • 56% of the video game market is adults.

  • There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada.

  • Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

  • It rains more often in London, England, on a Thursday than any other day of the week.

  • In the USA - more toilets flush at the half time of the Super Bowl than at any other time of the year.

  • Most deaths in a hospital are between the times of 4pm and 6pm, the time when the human body is at its weakest.

  • There are 10 doctors in the U.S. with the last name of 'Nurse'.

  • 40% of women have hurled foowear at a man.

  • 10% believe in the 10 Commandments.(Only 10%?!)

  • 82% believe in an afterlife.

  • 45% believe in ghosts.

  • 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

  • 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

  • 71.6% of us eavesdrop.

  • Less than 10% are trilingual

  • 2 out of 3 of us wouldn't give up our spouse even for a night for a million bucks.

  • 20% of us have played in a band at one time in our life.

  • The typical shower is 101 degrees F.

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