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 In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

The span of a Goldfish's memory is approximately three seconds.

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

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

An average person laughs about 15 times a day.

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones- Bhutan.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.

Women's hearts beat faster than men's.

Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.

Bubble gum contains rubber.

You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

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

Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.

Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.

It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so.

Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.

There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.

Mosquitoes have teeth.

Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other food.

Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential heck."

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

Poll results: In 1997 TV viewers named the Cryptkeeper in "Tales from he Crypt" as TV's most frightening character.
Second place went to Geraldo Rivera.

Gadsby, a 50,000 word novel by Ernest Wright, contains NO words with the letter "e."

The most widely used surname in the world: Li...about 87 million people have it.

If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.

Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.

If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more,
so it ends up on the bottom.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed.

Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.

The company providing the liability insurance for the Republican National Convention in San Diego is the same firm
that insured the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth... and whose shame
created the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

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

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."

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the
modern military salute.

Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has
one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the
ground, the person died of natural causes.

Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a
map for escape.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with
anything wider than your thumb.

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present
and don't die throughout the movie.

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

Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.

Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.

Reindeer like to eat bananas.

A group of unicorns is called a blessing.