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Some weird facts I bet you didn't know.

    A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

    Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

    The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

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

    A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

    Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

    A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

    During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen
    in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

    On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
    (That explains a few mysteries....)

    Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

    Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

    The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
    side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

    There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,
    purple and silver.

    Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
    because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

    The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

    Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

    If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
    instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who
    discovered this??)

    Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down
    so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

    The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in
    the USA."

    The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

    The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
    stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

    The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player
    for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

    Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

    By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot
    sink into quicksand.

    Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a
    piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

    Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
    look-alike contest.

    An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman
    to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

    The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
    most often stolen from public libraries.

    The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

    Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

    In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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

    The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

    The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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

    The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

    111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

    Spades - King David
    Hearts - Charlemagne
    Clubs -Alexander, the Great
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar

    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.

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