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A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!

A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!

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

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

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

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

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

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

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

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

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

Cat urine glows under a black-light!

Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny!!

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!

Most lipstick contains fish scales!

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

One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

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

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

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!

Porcupines float in water!

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Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

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

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!

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

The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!

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

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

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

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

The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

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

There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

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

Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

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

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

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