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The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter
A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
A two-inch garden hose will carry four times as much water as a one-inch hose.
¥ There are more than 1,00 chemicals in a cup of coffee.
In Denmark, people eat about 36 pounds of candy a year. The highest consumption of candy of any country
The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia
Rice paper does not have any rice in it.
In 1946 Danon Yogurt were the first to add fruit to commercially produced yogurt in U.S
Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds.
Antarctica has only one ATM machine.
The oiuja board was invented by Isaac and William Fuld, and was patented July 1, 1892.
Montreal is actually located on an island
Mount Everest is a foot higher today than it was a century ago, and it's believed to still be growing.
Every 40,000 children are killed by fires
In 1980, Saddam Hussein received a key to the city of Detroit
A dentist from Buffalo New York named Alfred P. Southwick invented the electric chair.
A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years
Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Mexico once had three presidents in one day.
The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby'Elwes a Yorkshireman.
Apples are 25% air.
Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world
Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined
There have been about 30 films made at or about Alcatraz, the now-closed federal prison island in San Francisco Bay, including "The Rock" (1996), "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962), and "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979).
Lake Baikal is the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, having formed between 20 and 25 million years ago
The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy.
The first issue of People Magazine, in 1974, cost 35 cents and featured actress Mia Farrow on the cover.
Cows are incapable of putting their lips together to make sounds like humans, so they are actually saying OOOOO instead of Moo.
Lima beans contain cyanide
In 1659 the state of Massachusetts outlawed Christmas.
Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.
The Russian Imperial Necklace has been loaned out by Joseff jewelers of Hollywood for 1,215 different feature films.
In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph.
Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee
There have been 47 Charlie Chan Movies, with six actors playing the part. None were Chinese.
The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb
In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jestons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234
The world's costliest coffee, at $130 a pound, is called Kopi Luwak. It is in the droppings of a type of marsupial that eats only the very best coffee beans. Plantation workers track them and scoop their precious poop.
The longest one syllable word in he English language is screeched.
Howler monkeys are the noisiest land animals. Their calls can be heard over 2 miles away.
In Paulding, Ohio an officer of the law may bite a dog to quiet him.
The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms).
During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method
Snake is a delicacy in China
The average marathon runner's heart beats about 175 times per minute during a race. A typical adult's heart beats 68 times a minute at rest.
In April 1964, The Beatles had the top five songs in the United States. This is the only time that the top five songs at any one time were by the same group.
The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes.
Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human
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