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Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.
Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S.
Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.
The Great Lakes contain 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water, one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.
All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
The name Muppet was coined by Jim Henson. The word was made from a combination of the word marionette and puppet.
A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada
Play-Doh was introduced in 1956 by Hasbro Inc. The only color availabe was an off white, and it came in one size which a one and a half pound can
For every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.
Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin
6241. Animal Facts
The leopard seal sometimes attacks people, lunging up through the ice to snap at their feet.
47% of men report that a woman's intelligence is a big turn on.
Hummingbirds are the smallest birds. They are so tiny that one of their enemies is an insect, the praying mantis.
In Washington, anyone under the age of 18 must have parental permission to throw a tear gas canister.
6245. Animal Facts
An octopus has to turn itself inside out to eat, as its mouth is hidden in between its tentacles.
The world's deadliest mushroom is the Amanita phalloides, the death cap. The five different poisons contained by the mushroom cause diarrhea and vomiting within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. This is followed by damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system and, in the majority of cases, coma and death.
In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998
Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted
The name Santa Claus came from Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in the town of Myra, and was known to be very nice to children
The name of the character that is behind bars in the Monopoly board game is Jake the Jailbird
In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every fivemust be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips intimes ofwar or other emergencies.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
In 1955, only 330 Volkswagen Beetle's were sold at a price of $1800 each in the United States.
Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches per day.
James Madison, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, was the shortest president of the US. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest at six feet, 4 inches.
Dominique Larrey, Napoleon's chief surgeon, could amputate a leg in 13 seconds.
The average number of peanuts in a box of Cracker Jacks is 27.
Real diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals.
Hannibal, who was a soldier, had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome
6263. Animal Facts
The job of guard termites is to defend the termite nest or mound. Sometimes they explode in their efforts to deter attackers.
The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis
Marseilles is the oldest city in France. It was settled in about 6,000 B.C. by Ionian Greeks, who called it Massilia.
Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers
Cheese is the oldest of all man-made foods.
A human's scent membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is about the size of a handkerchief.
Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country
The largest group viewing online pornography is ages 12 to 17.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Hippopotamuses actually sweat blood. Their skin contains a great amount of an oily substance that exudes from the pores, and when the beast perspires a little blood gets mixed in.
One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.
During World War II, Kit Kat was unavailable due to milk shortages, so the chocolate bar was made without milk
The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees
The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.
The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark
6278. Animal Facts
A duckbilled platypus can stuff its cheek pouches with 600 worms.
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Manhattan Island from end to end is less than one million inches long.