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The house fly hums its wings in the musical key of F

The bible has been translated into Klingon

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

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That's the weight of about 6 elephants

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump

One billion seconds is about 32 years

The longest Monopoly game in a bathtub was 99 hours long

The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred

If an orang-utan belches at you, watch out. He's warning you to stay out of his territory

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather

In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary formally married her 50-pound pet rock.

In 1980, the Yellow Pages accidentally listed a Texas funeral home under frozen foods

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes

There are more chickens than people in the world

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"

Almonds are a member of the peach family

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister and was a sniper in Vietnam

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs

A snail can sleep for 3 years

It is physically impossible to lick your elbow

An ostriches' eye is bigger than it's brain

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our ears and noses don't stop growing

A crocodile cannot stick out its' tongue

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"1/100000000000 people see this site"

"turtle rhymes with purple"

"the Brazilian wandering spider is so venomous that 0.00000021oz of it's poison is "enough to easily kill a mouse."

"I just wasted 5 mins of my life with useless facts that aren't fully true"

"Americans consumed 76 billion pounds of red meat and poultry in the year 2000, up 21% from a decade earlier."

"I'm not sure why I just read all that, clearly some aren't true. But cheered me up! "

"Some people can indeed, lick their elbow."

"It is however, impossible to tickle yourself :)"

"Alligators are always angry because they have all those teeth and no toothbrush"

"the end of a shoelace is called an aglet" nickeypdawg

"A goldfish has a longer memory than that, it's a myth.  They can be taught to go to the same place for food."

"Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours a day."

"If you say gullible really slowly. It sounds like cheese."

"your eye is the fastest muscle on your body, it allows you to blink 5 times per second."

"Ladybirds are neither ladies or birds"

"Chuck Norris was bit by a rattle snake once. 24 hours later the rattle snake died"


"I'm like the coolest person ever oh yea that's a fact :]"

"if you stretch your hands out each side the distance from your 2 middle fingers is the same as your height."

"It is possible to sneeze with your eyes open. It was featured on Mythbusters."

"The jellyfish "Turritopsis Nutricula" is the only biologically immortal creature"

"The first lighter was invented in 1823.  Matches were invented around AD 577, but the first self-igniting one was invented in 1805, still years before the lighter"

"The code to call Antartica from China is 88234."

"i can do and have done all of the above"

"The Mountain range of Blorange in Scotland rhymes with orange."
"(I think you mean that Blorange is in Wales)"

"My best friend can lick her elbow."

"Curtis is an anagram of citrus"

"did you know that humming birds weigh less than a 1 pence piece?"

"It is possible to lick you elbow.  I know two people can."

"There is no YouTube account named 'mypasswordisletmein"

"airplanes fly because of the difference in pressure above and below the wing."

"TYPEWRITER is the longest word using only one row of the keyboard"

"No, astronauts do not have to have their appendixes taken out."

"hurple rhymes with purple. it means a half walk, half crawl.... also curple does, which is a leather strap that goes under a horses tail."

"Why are lions afraid of chairs ?"

"In 1863, Paul Hubert of Bordeaux, France, was sentenced to life in jail for murder. After 21 years, it was discovered that he was convicted of murdering himself."

"The alphabet and twinkle twinkle little star have the same tune"

"Why are there speeding tickets and excessive speeding tickets if your speeding your speeding...?"

"snails are slugs without homes"

"Astronauts must have their appendix taken out"

"In the "Young Frankenstein" movie, the clock in the beginning rings 13 times."

"Dragonflies can live up to 1 month Mayfly's however live approx 24 hrs

"I bet that guy from the rock group KISS can kiss his elbow. Ever see his tongue ?"

"Mr. Rogers was not a sniper in Vietnam, he is accounted for as being in the US throughout the entire time of the war."

"Fish can fly"

"Some people can lick their elbow."

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