9536. Fact
The male gypsy moth can smell the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

8824. Fact
In the United States, about 33% of land is covered by forests

3034. Fact
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.

8429. Fact
The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long

5091. Fact
In WWII, when allied armies reached the Rhine River the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it). Gen. Patton had himself photographed in the act

7778. Fact
The center of the earth is almost 4000 miles beneath our feet.

1740. Fact
In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog!

2760. Fact
xenophoia is the fear of strangers

8168. Fact
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever

5932. Fact
Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more

10809. Fact
The Crayola colour flesh was changed to peach in 1962 because of the fact that people have many different skin colours

2204. Fact
Sperm have to swim 100,000 times their length to get a woman pregnant. That's the equivalent of man swimming over 100 miles in one go.

9639. Fact
The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is feedback.

9011. Fact
Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.

5675. Fact
President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins.

5412. Fact
Cows release 50 million metric tonnes of methane gas a year.

10570. Fact
The high jump method of jumping head first and landing on the back is called the Fosbury Flop.

10237. Fact
Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.

3852. Fact
The search engine Google got its name from the word googol , which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.

8514. Fact
The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents

10138. Fact
No matter how cold it gets, gasoline will not freeze.

8763. Fact
On average, a strawberry has 200 seeds on it

4932. Fact
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game

5371. Fact
The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about a week without water

1043. Fact
10 of the tributaries flowing into the Amazon river are as big as the Mississippi river.

4549. Fact
The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons

5122. Fact
The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope, and charity.

3763. Fact
Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.

8644. Fact
The tips of fingers and the soles of feet are covered by a thick, tough layer of skin called the stratum corneum.

1691. Fact
Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states in the United States.

2174. Fact
'Second Street' is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street' is the sixth!

10307. Fact
The airplane, Buddy Holly died in, was the American Pie, which is where Don McLarean got the song title from.

748. Fact
An ostrich's eye is larger than its brain.

5612. Fact
The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs hair or the mane of a horse that were then put into ivory handles

8485. Fact
The world's first speed limit regulation was in England in 1903. It was 20 mph.

3443. Fact
Semen has a neutral or slightly alkaline pH of 7.1 to 8.0.

262. Fact
The human head is a quarter of our total length at birth, but only an eighth of our total length by the time we reach adulthood.

8098. Fact
Male sea horses are the ones that get impregnated rather than the females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female?s eggs and they can have up to 1500 babies at one time

6550. Fact
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, it is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.

2702. Fact
Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!

3206. Fact
Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.

1952. Fact
More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines.

4450. Fact
The designer of the Statue of Liberty, French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, used his wife as the model for the body and his mother as the model for the face.

10623. Fact
One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine

1343. Fact
Attics were invented in Attica.

104. Fact
The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. In length.

5251. Fact
Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL

7021. Fact
The Federal Reserve printed up an extra $50 billion in small bills just in case people started hoarding money prior to the year 2000. Since nowhere near that much cash was needed, and there was a long-term storage problem, most of that money was recycled.

1710. Fact
In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!

2454. Fact
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.



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