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Most lipstick contains fish scales!

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands!

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

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

Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

Porcupines float in water!

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur!

Cat's urine glows under a black-light!

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone! (No wonder they walked so funny)

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!

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

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!

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

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television! (I've been on TV twice)

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!

you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

7% of Americans don't know the first 9 words of the American anthem, but know the first 7 of the Canadian anthem!

5% of Canadians don't know the first 7 words of the Canadian anthem, but know the first 9 of the American anthem!

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

The state of Florida is bigger than England!

It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

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