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These are absolutely random facts. Credited to http://www.nzgirl.co.nz/articles/1799. Also, credited to http://teentwist.com/Fun/randomfacts.html. 

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 A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.


Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs only have about 10.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.

A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.

The milk of a hippopotamus is bright pink.

The starfish is the only animal that can turn its stomach inside out.

Jellyfish do not have brains.

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

John Lennon's first girlfriends name was Thelma Pickles.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Two-thirds of the worlds eggplant is grown in New Jersey, USA.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in a 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.

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses, no-one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

The city with the most rolls Royce per capita, is Hong Kong.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange ,silver, or purple.

The longest word in the English language according to the Oxford Dictionary is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovocanoconiosis.
The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovocanoconioses, its plural.

Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and Hydroxydesoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.

Turkish towels are French and Indian ink comes form China.

The word yo-yo actually means come-come.

The longest word that can be spelled by using only the left hand on a standard keyboard is stewardesses.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled with out repeating a letter is 'uncopyrightable'.

The name for OZ in the wizard of oz, was though up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "OZ".

The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

Disney's Snow White was originally drawn as a Blonde.

Mel Blanc (the voice of bugs bunny) was allergic to carrots.

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."

The average women eats 20kg of lipstick in her life.

Like fingerprints everyone’s tongue print is different.

One in every 2.5 marriages ends up in divorce.

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

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

Every two and a half years , there are two full moons in a month instead of the usual one full moon. The second full moon is called a blue moon.

If you toss a 5 cent piece 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

There are more chickens in the world than people

Pinocchio was made of pine.

Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.

The hundred billionth Crayola crayon ever produced was Perriwinkle Blue.

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.

Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.

More people in China speak English than in the United States.

An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil.

An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.

There are more chickens in the world than people.

A prune is a dried plumb.

Denver was chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but later refused.

Another name for the card game "Solitaire" is "Patience".

Saturday was named for the planet saturn.

The abbreviation a.m. stands for "ante meridiem". The abbreviation p.m. stands for "post meridiem".

The best beaches for surfing face west.

Wheat is the worlds most grown, and the world's most eaten food

Gibraltar is the only place in Europe were you can find wild monkeys.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

The first American dictionary was writen by Noah Webster.

An elephant raises it's trunk when it senses danger.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds

Pigs can run a mile in 7 ½ minutes

The shortest word in the English language to contain the letters A,B,C,D,E, and F is: ‘Feedback’

If you sleep in a cold room, you are more likely to have a bad dream.

After eating too much food, your hearing becomes less sharp.

Jack is the most common name in a fairy tale.

A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body.

45% of dollar bills you'll ever own have been in a stripper's g-string. After the "Popeye" comic strip started in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States.

The largest recorded kidney stone weighed 1.36 kg.

Kidney stones range in color.

The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.

The average person laughs 13 times a day.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Australia is the only continent without an active volcanoe.

The average North-American will eat 35,000 cookies in during their life span.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

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. Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

Frogs do not drink water.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

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

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though.

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.

The two most commonly sold items in grocery stores are breakfast cereals and soda.

"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

The average person spends 30 years mad at a family member.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.

It's impossible to lick your elbow.

It was so cold that in the winter of 1932, Niagra Falls froze completly solid!

The average American spends 6 years in the bathroom, and 6 months at a stoplight.

Babies have no kneecaps when they are born.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

In 10 minutes, a hurrican releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

King Kong was Adolf Hitler's favorite movie.

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."

A snail can sleep for three years.

Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients.

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

30% of people asked to participate in an opinion poll refuse.

Most productive day of the workweek: Tuesday.

The higher the income, the more likely an American man will cheat on his wife.

Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek.

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