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« on: December 13, 2009, 02:50:26 am »

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

The longest dog tongue ever recorder was on a boxer and measured 17 inches.

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

Most lipstick contains fish scales!

No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

Porcupines float in water!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny!!

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!

It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!
(Hear that Sophie?)  ;D

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
(How sad)  :'(

In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones! 

Slugs have 4 noses!

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!   

In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!

Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!

It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!   

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!

AND THE VERY BEST....

In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

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