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    Useless Facts

    # For every human being on earth, there are about 200 million insects.
    # The harmonica is the world's most popular instrument.
    # By the time they are 65 years old, most Americans have watched more than nine years worth of television.
    # The puck in ice hockey can travel at up to 118 mph (190 km/h).
    # If you stretched all the nerves in the body from end to end, they would be about 47 miles long.
    # Humans have more than 600 muscles in their bodies.
    # Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
    # Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
    # 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.
    # Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
    # The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
    # All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
    # 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."
    # All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
    # Almonds are a member of the peach family.
    # Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
    # Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
    # The largest cabbage weighed 144 lbs.
    # There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
    # Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula" - and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: "L.A."
    # A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
    # An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
    # Tigers have striped skin, not just stripped fur.
    # In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
    # Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
    # The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."
    # 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. (DON'T try this at home!)
    # The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
    # In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
    # The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
    # Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
    # There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
    # "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
    # Many hamsters blink one eye at a time.
    # The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.
    # The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
    # Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
    # Whitby, Ontario has more donut stores per capita than any other place in the world.
    # Starfish have no brain.
    # Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
    # Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "E".
    # Bulls are color blind.
    # A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.
    # "Babe" was played by over 48 pigs.

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    Re: Useless Facts

    # Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
    # Lip stick contains fish scales.
    # The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison to kill 2200 people.
    # The largest known kidney stone weighed 1.36 kilograms.
    # Kidney stones come in any color from yellow to brown.
    # Women blink twice as many times as men do.
    # The McDonalds at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario is the only one in the world that sells hot dogs.
    # A bowling pin only has to tilt 7.5 degrees in order to fall down.
    # The first episode of Leave It To Beaver aired on October 4, 1957.
    # Beaver Cleaver's locker number is 9.
    # The first flushing toilet seen on TV was on Leave It To Beaver.
    # Jerry Seinfeld's apartment number (on the show) is 5A. In the old episodes it was 3A.
    # The life span of a taste bud is ten days.
    # Pi has been calculated to 2,260,321,363 digits.
    # The billionth digit in Pi is 9.
    # The first 100 numbers of Pi are:
    3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510
    58209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679.
    # Click HERE for 99,999 digits of pi!
    # A stretched out Slinky is 87 feet long.
    # An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
    # Emus can't walk backwards.
    # A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
    # A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
    # A group of whales is called a pod.
    # A group of geese is called a gaggle.
    # A group of owls is called a parliament.
    # A group of ravens is called a murder.
    # A group of bears is called a sleuth.
    # 12 or more cows is called a flink.
    # A baby oyster is called a spat.
    # Chickens can't swallow while they are upside down.
    # In the October 22, 1945 edition of Life magazine there was a picture of a chicken with its head cut off. It was alive too!
    # The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
    # Pinocchio was made of pine.
    # The largest pumpkin weighed 377 lbs.
    # A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.
    # More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.
    # Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.
    # There are 22 stars in the Paramount logo.
    # The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.
    # A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
    # A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
    # Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.
    # The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
    # Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
    # The pound sign # is called anoctothorpe.
    # Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
    # New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states.
    # There was once a town in West Virginia called "6".
    # Singapore only has one train station.
    # The parking meter was invented in North Dakota.

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    Re: Useless Facts

    Wow, It's a real shame, I've never visited "6".
    See you Space Cowboy!

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    Re: Useless Facts

    mr rogers is an ordained minister how can that be when he died not that long ago bless his soul he is or should i say was an ordained minister its quiet a shame too he had a heart attack on one of his shows and they didnt air it because of that instead they aired another episode of sesame street

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    Re: Useless Facts

    I thought that mr rogers was a retired sniper from the marines....of course i really don't know if that was true or not.
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    Re: Useless Facts

    mr. rogers was a childrens tv show where he had a trolly that took u to the land of make believe. and he always wore cardigan sweaters

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    Re: Useless Facts

    heres a couple more

    when a fly takes off it always jumps backwards

    the giraffe has the same amount of bones in its neck as a human neck

    a group of skylarks is called an exaltation
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    Re: Useless Facts

    # It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this at home!)


    I tried this. It's possible to do it. But uh, ouch, it sorta hurts.

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    Re: Useless Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by nathanledet
    # Chickens can't swallow while they are upside down.
    who was the evil git found that out lol
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    Fart Facts

    • On the average, a fart is composed of about 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen, 9% carbon dioxide, 7% methane, and 4% oxygen. Less than 1% of its makeup is what makes it stink.

    • The temperature of a fart at time of creation is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.


    • Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second.

    • Women fart as much as men.

    • The gas that makes your farts stink is hydrogen sulfide. the more sulfur rich your diet, the more your farts will stink. Some foods that cause really smelly farts include: beans, cabbage, cheese, soda, and eggs.

    • Most people pass gas about 14 times a day.


    this concludes your April 3rd useless facts

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