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  • Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
  • The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Why it's Paul Reiser himself.
  • The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
  • The name for Oz in The Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • A shrimp's heart is in its head.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
  • If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  • The 'sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick' is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
  • If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  • Horses can't vomit.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with 'MONTH.'
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • All polar bears are left handed.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • 'Go,' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • This is the longest word I'm told: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoneosis


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