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- Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
- The billionth digit of pi is 9.
- More money is printed daily for the Monopoly game than by the U.S. Treasury.
- Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
- Kermit the Frog is left handed.
- The only country whose name begins with an A but doesn't end in an A is
Afghanastan. Ну и еще конечно Азербайджан и Алжир, так что получается три.
- The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32768 times a second.
- St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.
- The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' head enables it to see all four feet
at all times
- Assuming Rudolph was in front there are 40320 ways to arrange the other eight
- The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of
humans so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
- Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.
- Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently
- Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
- In 1977 there were 37 Elvis impersonators in the world. In 1993, there were
48,000. At this rate, by the year 2010 one out of every three people will be an
- The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Perriwinkle Blue.
- Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as
- The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
- More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
- Pickled herrings were invented in 1375.
- The distance between an alligator's eyes in inches is directly proportional to
the length of the alligator in feet.
- Toki doki kuruma de kayotte imasu means Sometimes I commute by car. in
- The lifespan of a tastebud is ten days.
- It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg.
- Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her hair.
- The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.
- Camels milk does not curdle.
- Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
- All porcupines float in water.
- Average speed of Heinz ketchup from the mouth of an opened bottle: 25 miles per
- Belief in the existence of vacuums used to be punishable by death under church
- Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a
- The Sanskrit word for war translates as 'wanting more cows'
- There is a 1 in 685,000 chance that you will accidentally drown in your own
- Mickey Mouse was banned in Romania in 1935 because it was felt that he was too
scary for children.
- Bamboo can grow three feet in twenty-four hours.
- Mosquitos have forty-seven teeth.
- If the bottom two rows of keys on your keyboard suddenly failed, the longest
word you could still be able to type out is 'typewriter'.
- There are 2,500,000 rivets in the Eiffel Tower
- Queen Victoria was the first European monarch to use a telephone.
- A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork
- The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female
- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds. ,
- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it
will digest itself.
- Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
- If you started counting, and said one number every second, it would take you 33
years to get to 1 billion.
- 20 newborn opossums can fit into a tablespoon.
- A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week.
- Brazil got it's name from the nut, not the other way around.
- The Milky Way galaxy contains 5 billion stars larger than our sun.
- eBaum has been featured in over one hundred US magazines.
- The number of UFO sightings constantly increase when Mars is nearest the Earth.
- Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
- Goldfish can suffer motion sickness.
- Giraffes are unable to cough.
- During it's lifetime an oyster changes its sex from male to female and back
- Squids can commit suicide by eating their own tentacles.
- Shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.
- Turkey's often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have
been known to drown as a result.
- The aquatic animal, the Red Sponge, can be broken into a thousand pieces and
still reconstitute itself.
- In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for
her to push it into the face of the nearest man.
- The magic word 'Abracadabra' was originally intended for the specific purpose
of curing hay fever.
- Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or
his mother, they were both deaf.
- The mad Emperor Caligula once decided to go to war with the Roman God of the
sea, Poseidon, and ordered his soldiers to throw their spears into the water at
- William Shakespeare's father's first name was John.
- Sesaism times square is another word for bada-geint.
- There are more nutrients in the cornflake packet itself than there are in the
- A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
- It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs, because a cows' knees
can't bend properly to walk back down.
- A fullgrown bear can run as fast as a horse.
- A polar bears' fur is not white, it's clear.
- Walt Disney had wooden teeth.
- Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
- Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts
and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.
- The Roman Emperor Nero used to eat Leeks to try to improve his singing voice
- After his first concert appearance Elvis presley was advised to consider
becoming a lorry driver
- Children grow faster in springtime than they do the rest of the year
- A yak has the skeleton of a bison, the hair of a goat, the tail of a horse, the
head of a cow, and grunts like a pig
- The measurement of a yard was instituted by Henry I, who decided it should be
the distance from the end of his nose to his thumb
- It has been traditional to serve fish with a slice of lemon since the Middle
- Ages when people believed that the fruits juice would dissolve any bones
- Horses do not have collar bones
- For more than 2000 years a cow's moo was used as a unit of distance in India
- An elephants trunk can hold 6.6 litres of water
- The onion is named after a Latin word meaning a large pearl
- The sea-urchin walks on the tips of its teeth