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1. In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in
contact with Pepsi.
2. The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the
Earths magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in
mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.
3. The idea for tribbles in Star Trek came from gerbils, since some gerbils
are actually born pregnant.
4. Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing
prehensile penises.
5. Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though
he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the
Toledo Post-Dispatch.
6. Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the
itching and swelling.
7. The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it werent for the fact
that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.
8. The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned
by Frank Sinatra.
9. The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and theres no
penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.
10. Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say gesundheit to a
sneezer was never repealed.
11. Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like
humans, but dont do so because they have no ears with which to hear the
sound.
12. SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
13. Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of
whiskers.
14. Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will
overwhelm the senders system and interfere with their ability to send any
more spam.
15. Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
16. The first McDonalds restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh,
Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.
17. The Air Forces F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research
into how bumblebees fly.
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18. You can get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent
bauxite.
19. Silly Putty was discovered as the residue left behind after the first latex
condoms were produced. Its not widely publicized for obvious reasons.
20. Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.
21. The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a
cadaver.
22. The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who
held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would
instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch
them.
23. A cats purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of
singer Barry White.
24. The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who
left his signature on the keyboard.
25. The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour
period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane
concrete freeway.
26. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.
27. Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and
the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the
weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high
winds.
28. In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and
consequently died of starvation.
29. Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for
Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the
project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.
30. Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
31. Calvin, of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, was patterned after
President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.
32. Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a
three-hour baseball game.
33. Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.
34. You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping
your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.
35. To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.
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36. Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a
game. For Canadians who dont play hockey, that figure drops to five out of
ten.
37. A dogs naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against
carpet.
38. A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the
practice of picking ones nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping
nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative
social connotations.
39. Among items left behind at Osama bin Ladens headquarters in Afghanistan
were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda members have admitted that
bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.
40. Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use
it for lantern fuel.
41. At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls
were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.
42. Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.
43. If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave
behind its weight in honey.
44. Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue
surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.
45. Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow
out your eyeballs.
46. Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more
limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to
avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost
an arm and a leg.
47. When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in
his small intestine.
48. Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.
49. Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in
his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe
used today.
50. If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If
you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a
vegetarian.
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51. When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying
baby.
52. In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the
form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models
turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage
due to rationing of metal.
53. Although difficult, its possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together
two Cool Ranch Doritos.
54. Napoleons favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.
55. The worlds smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI,
memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.
56. Due to the natural momentum of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim
backwards.
57. In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at
birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
58. It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville,
Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.
59. The nine lives attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine
primary whiskers.
60. The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by
German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the
ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually
based on those of Eva Braun.
61. The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in
mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.

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