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\ue000It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
\ue000It's been proven that people can lessen reactions to allergies by laughing.
\ue000Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.
\ue000Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100

times a day.
\ue000In the middle ages, people would pin the name of their sweetheart to their sleeve
on Valentine's Day and keep it there for a week, hence 'wearing their heart on their
\ue000It was during the Victorian era that the formerly nude Cupid was redesigned as
wearing a skirt.

\ue000The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!
\ue000February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
\ue000Tomato Ketchup was once used as medicine in the United States. Was sold as

"Dr.Miles Compound Extract of Tomato"
\ue000When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red
\ue000Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of
\ue000The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second
\ue000An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow

\ue000Shoe sizes were standardized in Britain in 1885
\ue000The average person's eyes will be closed about 30 minutes a day due to blinking.
\ue000Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
\ue000Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000

people die.
\ue000There are at least 40 known carcinogens in cigarettes.
\ue000The earliest British expeditions tackling Everest wore tweed jackets, woolen
underwear, and leather boots.
\ue000The amniotic fluid that surrounds a baby in the womb is completely replaced
every three hours.
\ue000During World War II, twice as many fighter pilots were killed during training than
\ue000In 1962 an outbreak of contagious laughter in Tanganyika lasted for six months
and caused schools to be closed
\ue000A nautical mile measures 6,080 feet while a land or statute mile is 5,280 feet
\ue000No one can drown in the Dead Sea. It is 25 percent salt, which makes the water
very heavy
\ue000Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants
watered with cold water
\ue000Earth's oceans contain 7 1/2 million tons of gold, dissolved in the water
\ue000Children who are breastfed tend to have an I.Q. seven points higher than children
who are not.
\ue000The bird flu virus could evolve into a form that is easily spread between people,
resulting in a highly contagious and lethal disease.
\ue000The Chinese, in olden days, used marijuana only as a remedy for dysentery.
\ue000If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your
mouth. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of
your mouth.
\ue000To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million
individual flowers
\ue000Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.
\ue000Communications giant Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by
Fredrik Idestam.
\ue000Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an
\ue000People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
\ue000Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
\ue000Astronauts can't belch- there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their

\ue000Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
\ue000The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
\ue000The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave

them off!
\ue000Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a
solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
\ue000The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve," which is regarded as a time when
a young woman dreams of her future husband.
\ue000There are over 25 million bubbles waiting to burst out of each bottle of
\ue000Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros
\ue000It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and
can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
\ue000The "heat" of peppers is rated on the Scoville scale
\ue000Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for
thousands of years
\ue000Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end
\ue000If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body
is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
\ue000Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related
\ue000When it originally appeared in 1886 - Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain
Tonic and Intellectual Beverage.

\ue000Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals
\ue000Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
\ue000The song, "Auld Lang Syne" is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every

English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

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