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1. Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.

2. One car out of 230 made were stolen last year.
3. Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500 dollars.
4. There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
5. The sentence " The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet.
6. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
7. Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
8. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
9. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
10. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.
11. More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
12. You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
13. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
14. There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S.
15. Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year.
16. Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate.
17. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
18. In 32 years, there are about 1 billion seconds.
19. In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
20. The average person laughs 13 times a day.
21. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
22. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words - none of them with the letter E!
23. A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
24. Of all the words in the English language, the word set as the most definitions.
25. The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E' and 'Q' is the least used.
26. Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
27. The average iceberg weighs 20,000,000 tons.
28. After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.
29. Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.
30. In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
31. In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.
32. Three of every 4 creatures on Earth are insects.
33. The odds of being killed by a dog is 1 in 700,000.
34. On average, there are 333 squares of toilet paper on each roll.
35. Being unmarried can shortened a man's life by 10 years.
36. 1 of every 4 Americans have appeared on TV.
37. More money is spent on gardening than any other hobby.
38. If you lined up all the slinkys ever made in a row they could wrap around the Earth 126 times.
39. Belgains have tried delivering mail using cats. It didn't work.
40. Technically speaking, a female "dude" is know as a "dudine."
41. The average cat has 24 whiskers.
42. There are more telephones than people in Washington D.C.
43. Grocery shoppers spend an average of 8 minutes waiting in line at the supermarket.
44. If you are standing on a mountain top and the conditions are just right you can see a lit match from 50 miles away.
45. A single pair of Elvis' underpants has an estimated value of $1,300.
46. In the 13th century, Europeans baptized children with beer.
47. Before Prohibition, the most common form of drinking beer at home was drinking it out of a bucket filled at local pub or brewery.
48. Louis XIV owned 413 beds.
49. Each year, Americans use enough foam peanuts to fill ten 85-story buildings.
50. It is said the average person speaks only 10 minutes a day.
51. Benjamin Franklin gave guitar lessons.
52. The two steps at the top and the two at the bottom are the four most dangerous steps in a staircase.
53. Minnesota has 99 lakes named mud lake.
54. Al Capone's older brother Vince was policeman in Nebraska.
55. Adolph Hitler had his own private 15 car train named Amerika.
56. The most used expression of any language is "OK."
57. When Shakespeare moved to his new home, he named it "New Home."
58. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
59. Quotation marks have only been around for about 300 years, they're the youngest punctuation marks in the English language.
60. Warsaw is the city with the largest Polish population on earth, Chicago has the second largest.
61. Another word for volleyball is minonette.
62. Christopher Columbus's fee for "discovering" America was about $300.
63. A person sneezing was the first thing Thomas Edison filmed with his movie camera.
64. Elvis was nearsighted and owned $60,000 worth of prescription sunglasses when he died.
65. It isn't a "big band" unless it has 14 different instruments.
66. None of the characters in Shakespeares' plays smoke.
67. If you refrigerate your rubber bands, they last longer.
68. A gozzard is a person who owns geese.
69. If an entire family is overweight, the odds is the dog is too.
70. The word "gullible" is not in the dictionary.
71. There are coffee flavored PEZ.
72. Pound for pound hamburgers cost more than new cars.
73. When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at the rate of 25 miles per year.
74. Hershey's kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like its kissing the conveyor belt.
75. Eating lemons make you live longer.
76. Broccoli is the food with the best anti-cancer properties.
77. Eating half an orange a day reduces your chances of getting a heart attack by 50%.
78. The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
79. You'll drink 16,000 gallons in your life.
80. The first meal on the moon was roast turkey, eaten by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
81. Americans eat 12 billion bananas each year.
82. Someone living in New York could eat out every night of their life and never eat at the same restaurant.
83. Baskin Robbins once made ketchup-flavored ice cream.
84. The Snickers bar is America's most popular candy bar.
85. Apples ripen after being picked but oranges do not.
86. Coffee is the world's most recognizable smell.
87. More people celebrate their birthdays in August than any other month (about 9% of all people). The other two months that rate high for birthdays are July and September.
88. Paul McCartney's birth certificate was auctioned in March 1997, for U.S. $184,186. It is believed to be the world's most expensive birth certificate.
89. The least common birth date in the U.S. is May 22nd.
90. Since your last birthday, 31,536,00 seconds have passed.
91. In the past year your hair will most likely have grown 12 cm and your nail about 4 cm.
92. Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.
93. When born, the white whale is black.
94. Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible and cats are not mentioned once.
95. By the time you say 3,000 puppies, 3,000 puppies are born in the U.S.
96. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why. Myth the quack does echo, but it is usually too quiet to hear. When you want to hear an echo, you usually make a very loud noise to make sure the reflection can be heard. But a duck quacks too quietly, so the reflection is too quiet to hear.
97. A crocodile can not stick its tongue out.
98. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, more than any other animal.
99. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
100. The male praying mantis can not copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.
101. Butterflies taste with their feet.
102. Rats can't vomit - that's why rat poison works. Explanation - rats can't vomit for several reasons: (1) Rats have a powerful barrier between the stomach and esophagus. They don't have the esophageal muscle strength to overcome and open this barrier by force, which is necessary for vomiting. (2) Vomiting requires that the two muscles of the diaphragm contract independently, but rats give no evidence of being able to dissociate the activity of these two muscles. (3) Rats don't have the complex neural connections within the brain stem and between brain stem and viscera that coordinate the many muscles involved in vomiting.
103. Cows sleep only 3 hours a day.
104. Aardvarks are the only ant-eaters with teeth.
105. Camels can survive in the desert without drinking for 3 months.
106. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
107. Cat night vision is 6 times better than human night vision.
108. Jaws in the most common name for goldfish in the U.K.
109. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times.
110. A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
111. The parrots intelligence is comparable to a 5 year old child.
112. If a wolf gets its leg caught in a trap, it will chew it off.
113. The flea can jump 300 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
114. Four people played Darth Vader: David Prowse was his body, James Earl Jones did the voice, Sebastian Shaw was his face, and a fourth person did the breathing.
115. Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Green's Wild Kingdom".
116. The first time the word "hell" was spoken on TV was in an original "Star Trek" episode entitled "City of the Edge Forever." The exact quote was"...let's get the hell out of here...", spoken by William Shatner.
117. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
118. In the movie 'The Wizard of Oz', Toto the dog's salary $125 a week, while Judy Garland's was $500 a week.
119. Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream.
120. You use 200 muscles to take one step.
121. Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water.
122. Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
123. The average human dream last 2-3 seconds.
124. Your brain is more active at night than during the day.
125. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
126. A 13 year old child found a tooth growing out of his foot in 1977.
127. Your thumb is the same length of your nose.
128. A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
129. It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to rip off your ears.
130. Injured fingernails grow faster than uninjured ones.
131. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
132. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
133. In a hot climate, you can sweat as much as 3 gallons of water a day.
134. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, had musophobia, which is the fear of mice.
135. Both Hitler and Napolean were missing one testicle.
136. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
137. French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon.
138. The founder of JC Penney had the middle name of cash.
139. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.
140. Leonardo Da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
141. Richard Marowitz who live in New Jersey once took one of his Adolph Hitler's hats and now keeps it in a safety deposit box. The hat is said to be worth $35,000.
142. The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak.
143. Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.
144. Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percentage of total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating 10 cents if he only had $60.
145. Saint Patrick's real name was Maewyn Succat.
146. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
147. Ralph Lauren's real name is Ralph Lifshitz.
148. Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce. Ironically his name means "apple sauce" in Japanese.
149. Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by an individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal. The most murders by a woman are 612, by Countess Erzsebet Bathory of Hungary.
150. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark.
151. The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind.
152. Sawney Beane, his wife, 8 sons, 6 daughters, and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals that lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland in the early 17th century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed over 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial.
153. A Connecticut toy maker, Herobuilders, sells action figures of President George Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks.
154. New Jersey has a spoon museum that has over 5,400 spoons from across the world.
155. Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission.
156. 98% of the houses in the U.S. have at least one television set.
157. The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country using a fine saw.
158. Crayola is a French word that means "Oily Chalk."
159. The board game Scrabble was originally called "Criss Cross Words" by inventor Alfred Butts.
160. A washroom that was built by Lam Sai-wing is the world's most expensive washroom. He built the washroom for his shop and everything in the washroom is made out of gold and jewels. It cost $3.5 million to built.
161. The word cotton originates from the Arabic word "Qutun."
162. There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone
 
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