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~The most fatal car accidents happen on Saturday.

~Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

~Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

~The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

~The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

~The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

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earth's gravity is weaker around the equator

and the worlds first car accident happened in Ohio City in 1891

Edited by padfoot

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Before prohibition, Shlitz brewery owned more land in Chicago than anyone else, except the Catholic Church.

 

The human brain uses approximately as much energy as a 10 watt light bulb.

 

Americans consume approximately 6 gallons (23 liters) of ice cream per person per year.

 

The world's largest fruit are giant pumpkins. The world record is 1061lbs (481.3 kg).

 

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as people.

 

Beelzebub is Hebrew for "Lord of the Flies."

 

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

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Horses can't vomit.

 

Giraffes can't cough.

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Ooh, now you've got me started...

 

89% of magic tricks are not magic. Technically, they are sorcery.

 

Anyway:

Almost all calico cats are female.

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Err, more people in China have perfect pitch than in America because of the pitch changes in their language.

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Military dogs are technically a rank higher than their handlers so if mistreated it can be charged as "Assault on a higher officer.

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That's an interesting one padfoot =O

 

-On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on a Mcdonald's Big Mac bun.

-Elephants are the only animal to have four knees

-The king of hearts is also called the 'Suicide King' as he's traditionally holding a sword in his head.

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All of the members from Monty Python have an asteroid named after them

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-Elephants are the only animal to have four knees

Four knees total? Or on a single leg? 'Cuz that'd be weird.

 

If not, then technically no. Large saurapod dinosaurs were plantigrade and had legs just like that. But if you were saying as in out of all the animals alive today, yes.

 

I can't remember his name, but the man that first said, "Laughter is the best medicine." died of a heart attack from laughing too much while watching the film, "A Fish Called Wanda."

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Four knees total? Or on a single leg? 'Cuz that'd be weird.

 

If not, then technically no. Large saurapod dinosaurs were plantigrade and had legs just like that. But if you were saying as in out of all the animals alive today, yes.

 

I can't remember his name, but the man that first said, "Laughter is the best medicine." died of a heart attack from laughing too much while watching the film, "A Fish Called Wanda."

What? That-That's pretty ridiculous.

 

So this isn't spam:

 

-If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

-The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

-The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.

-Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.

-Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.

-A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

-Cats can hear ultrasound.

-Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

-The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

-The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

-Children grow faster in the springtime.

-Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.

-The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

-Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

-Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"

-Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.

-Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

-7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

-The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

-A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

-The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

-"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

-February is Black History Month.

-Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

-The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

-Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

 

I could go on for HOURS. I love you, Google.

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-A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

When used properly, a manual car will generally save on gas. Putting an exact number on it is a bit ridiculous since it really depends on the age, make and model of the car. But I'm getting picky with details now tongue.gif

 

- Dell’s first advertisement was made on the back of a pizza box

- Honeybees never sleep

- Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.

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What? That-That's pretty ridiculous.

The elephant, dinosaur, or laughter part?

 

Scuba divers can't pass gas below 33 feet.

 

During a life time, one woman will swallow six pounds of lipstick.

 

George Washington didn't have any children.

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the word lollapalooza was created to flush out Japanese spies in world war two. They would pronounce it rorrarooza

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There are traces of cockaroach legs in a normal Hershey Chocolate Bar. ;D

Even though I knew this, I didn't need to know it... :C

 

 

In America, the most common color for a toothbrush is blue.

It's illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.

The most hated American food is liver.

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~The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

~St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

~The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

~Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

~If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

~Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

~Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

~Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

~Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

~You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

~A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

~The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

~Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

~The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.

 

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for americans: 40 random facts about the uk

 

~ If you have one of every coin and note in english currency, you have 88 pounds and 88 pence. (£88.88)

 

~ There is no such thing as a 'british accent'.

 

~ In britain in the 19th century, it was illegal to commit suicide.

 

~ due to the structure of atoms, everything in the world is mmade mostly of empty space.

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~ There is no such thing as a 'british accent'.

 

~ In britain in the 19th century, it was illegal to commit suicide.

~ WHA?!?!? Then why do they sound so cool and North Americans don't!!!

 

~ That doesn't make sense!! Why do people do that...

 

 

 

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket.

 

Eggplant is actually a berry.

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for americans: 40 random facts about the uk

 

~ In britain in the 19th century, it was illegal to commit suicide.

I knew most of those but some of those facts are incorrect. tongue.gif

Mainly 27. That word is a compliment but can also be an insult. tongue.gif

 

What are they going to do? Put you in jail if you break the law? xd.png

 

~Oregon's state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.

~Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

Oregon facts

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~ In britain in the 19th century, it was illegal to commit suicide.

So what would they do,arrest your corpse?

 

~New Zealand was the first country to see the sun rise 1/1/2000!

~If you rearrange the letters in 'listen',it spells silent!

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-A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

I'm pretty sure it's only 21. It's on the 21st of April, which is my dad's birthday, so, yeah.

 

And that list of British facts is quite funny biggrin.gif. Not all of us drink tea though (blegh).

 

And our Pancakes are different too.

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More people die from falling coconuts than shark attacks..

and in Rhode Island you're not supposed to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.

Edited by VheleKun

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