1. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
  2. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
  3. Polar Bears trying to blend in with the ice will sometimes cover up their black nose with their paws.
  4. Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
  5. Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
  6. Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours.
  7. Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  8. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  9. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  10. Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
  11. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
  12. Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
  13. Slugs have 4 noses.
  14. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
  15. Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze.
  16. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
  17. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  18. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  19. Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
  20. Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
  21. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
  22. The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.
  23. The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
  24. The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
  25. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  26. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
  27. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
  28. The average person laughs 15 times a day.
  29. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  30. The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
  31. The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella.
  32. The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.
  33. The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
  34. 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".
  35. The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
  36. The company providing the liability insurance for the Republican National Convention in San Diego is the same firm that insured the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.
  37. The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500s.
  38. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  39. The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  40. 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.
  41. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  42. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
  43. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  44. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  45. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver."
  46. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  47. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  48. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  49. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
  50. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  51. The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.
  52. The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
  53. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  54. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  55. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
  56. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  57. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  58. The moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year. Do the math and you will clearly see that 85 million years ago it was orbiting the earth at a distance of about 35 feet from the earth's surface. This would explain the death of the dinosours; the tallest ones, anyway.
  59. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  60. 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."
  61. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
  62. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
  63. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
  64. The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
  65. The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
  66. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  67. The only nation whose name begins with an "A" but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.
  68. 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.
  69. The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.
  70. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
  71. The phrase, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
  72. 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.
  73. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.
  74. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
  75. The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
  76. 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 figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  77. The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."
  78. The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
  79. The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... thus the saying.
  80. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
  81. The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out.
  82. The state of Florida is bigger than England.
  83. The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
  84. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
  85. The United States Government keeps its supply of silver at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
  86. The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
  87. The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
  88. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  89. The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".
  90. The word "modem" is a contraction of the words "modulate, demodulate." (MOdulate DEModulate)
  91. The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
  92. The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
  93. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.
  94. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  95. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  96. There are over 52.6 million dogs in the U.S.
  97. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  98. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
  99. There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  100. There are only thirteen blimps in the world. Nine of them are in the United States.
  101. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  102. There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo.
  103. There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.
  104. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
  105. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  106. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.
  107. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  108. Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee.
  109. Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that this was the day of the changeover.
  110. When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.
  111. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  112. When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
  113. White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (formerly of the Monkees).
  114. Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.
  115. Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
  116. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
  117. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  118. Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
  119. You blink over 20,000,000 times a year.
  120. You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
  121. You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
  122. You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
  123. You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
  124. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  125. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe.
  126. Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
  127. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.


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