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Sunday, August 10, 2008


Interesting facts
    The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.

    During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.

    Nearly 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong account over the next hour.

    More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

    There are more fatal car accidents in July than any other month.

    There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

    More than 2 million documents will be lost by the IRS this year.

    Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

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

    Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.

    The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles!

    Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

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

    The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.

    If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

    Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

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

    You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.

    Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.

    One in three male motorists picks their nose while driving.

    The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    The average person laughs 13 times a day.

    Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

    Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

    Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

    California has issued at least 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.

    Kangaroos can not walk backwards.

    'Jedi' is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.

    According to a recent survey, more than half of British adults have had sex in a public place!

    Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain human life.

    Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.

    Each year, 24,000 Americans are bitten by rats!

    Most dreams last only 5 to 20 minutes.

    The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking.

    On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months.

    Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

    The first domain name ever registered was

    Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second.

    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge liked to eat breakfast while having his head rubbed with Vaseline.

    When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.

    How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.

    Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.

    In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!

    Dalmatians are born without spots.

    Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

    The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).

    Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.

    The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.

    The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.

    Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.

    The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

    Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

    Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

    The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

    When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.

    When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

    The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.

    The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.

    Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.

    Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.

    It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

    The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

    There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

    The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

    Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

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

    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.

    The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

    The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

    If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

    If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

    Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

    Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

    The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”.

    The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

    The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

    The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

    Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

    The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
Interesting facts sources: hemmy & dave's daily