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7246. Fact
The longest Oscar acceptance speech was made by Greer Garson for 1924's "Mrs. Miniver". It took an hour.

3344. Fact
Red paint is the cheapest color to make.

7261. Fact
All babies are colour blind when they are born

8110. Fact
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

10098. Fact
The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels

3430. Fact
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air

9648. Fact
In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae in history was made. It was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and weighed in at over 24 tons

4248. Fact
A mother in Sydney, Australia, gave birth to twins 56 days apart and in different years; one was born in 17th December'1952 and the other on 10th February'1953.

5693. Fact
It is illegal to say Oh, Boy in Jonesboro, Georgia.

6248. Fact
Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted

2207. Fact
Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation , was played by six different cats.

8863. Fact
The country with the highest rate of cremations is Japan. In 1996, 98.7% of all deaths were cremated.

3405. Fact
Texas was one of the first states to adopt capital punishment by lethal injection -in 1977.

8369. Fact
The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years

8586. Fact
Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag

8673. Fact
In a year, about 90 million jars of Skippy Peanut Butter are sold. This works out to three jars sold every second

6792. Fact
In 1899, a pharmacist named George Bunting blended his own cold cream, which, in addition to removing makeup and relieving sunburn, gained popularity for its ability to cure eczema. The product's claim of No Eczema led to its name, Noxzema.

1221. Fact
A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.

1694. Fact
In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.

832. Fact
A concorde holds 31,510 gallons of petrol in its tanks.

4303. Fact
For every 10 successful attempts to climb Mount Everest there is one fatality. (As of 2006)

10417. Fact
Large kangaroos can cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

9306. Fact
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks

4875. Fact
Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States'national income.

350. Fact
Annuity
Payment of a fixed amount periodically for a limited time. It is an investment on which the owner receives not only interest on his money but also return of his capital.

10374. Fact
Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game. At the time, a touchdown was worth only two points.

1588. Fact
Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.

5866. Fact
The state that has the most diners in the world is New Jersey, which is referred to as the Diner Capital of the World.

10319. Fact
The USSR set off the largest nuclear explosion in history, detonating a 50 megaton bomb (2600 times the Hiroshima bomb) in an atmospheric test over the Novaya Zemla Islands, October 30 1961.

1700. Fact
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, 'They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.' On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.

9453. Fact
Pearls melt in vinegar

482. Fact
The walkman was first introduced in 1979.

2015. Fact
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously

985. Fact
All hospitals in singapore use pampers diapers.

3642. Fact
It would take 29 million years for a car travelling 100 miles per hour to reach the nearest star

4972. Fact
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

7796. Fact
In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones

2892. Fact
The speed at which honey bees fly is at 15 miles per hour

7634. Fact
Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%

7640. Fact
Blondes have more hair than dark haired people do.

1277. Fact
All these have been used to make condoms through history:

5814. Fact
To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed

7500. Fact
Many scientists believe that birds evolved from reptiles. Both species lay eggs, and they both have egg teeth that serve only one purpose: to help the babies break the egg and enter the world. Egg teeth fall off within hours of birth.

4991. Fact
The best selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey

10558. Fact
Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers

9890. Fact
Mount Everest moves approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year.

7491. Fact
Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.

3778. Fact
Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide

6165. Fact
In older people, memory is best early in the morning and then declines during the late afternoon.

10492. Fact
More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man.

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