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Trivia

The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

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

Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?

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, which makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length, which is like a human jumping the length of a football field.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized
all 158 verses.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The average secretary'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.

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

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 (yup, they are).
 
Almonds are members of the peach family.

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'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, "L.A."

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, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the State's third largest city.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

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."

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

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

A bowling pin need only tilt 7.5 degrees in order to fall down.

A fully grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

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

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are 40,320 ways to arrange the other eight reindeer.

The Japanese word "arigato," meaning thank you, is derived from the Portugese word "obrigado." Portugal once had a thriving trade with Japan.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will float to the top and sink to the bottom, over and over.

Because of the immense pressure, Jupiter's core is metal. This metal is hydrogen.

A hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.

49.6% of US residents live in Eastern time zone, 29.3% live in the Central time zone, 5.3% live in the Mountain time zone, 15.0% live in the Pacific time zone and .8% live in any other time zone.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and found out how to walk up straight staircases.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The average sixty minute audio cassette tape has 562.5 feet of tape in it, nearly two football fields long.

There was a real Dr. Pepper, and his research showed humans get tired at 10 am, 2 and 4 PM, which is why he encouraged his elixir to be used at 10,2 and 4.

If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.

Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F. The telephone dial tone is also in the key of F.

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