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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 1999 3:33 pm 
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Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

There are more chickens than people in the
world.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one syllable word in the English
language is "screeched."

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with
month, orange, silver or purple.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room
during a dance.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

There are only four words in the English
anguage which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nester Senior la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"-and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: "L.A."

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10. (it used to be 7:14, one of my favorite #s)

Al Capon's business card said he was a used
furniture dealer.

When the University of Nebraska Corn huskers
play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

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.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme?

-- Paul Reassure himself.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not
allowed to speak.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Mr. Roger is an ordained minister.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thalami 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.

What occurs more often in December than any
> other month?

-- Conception.

Only 14% of Americans say they've done this
with the opposite sex. What is it?

-- Skinny dipping.

What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS, from every other TV show?

-- No theme song/music.

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

-- Their birthplace. This is propinquity.

Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

-- Obsession

More women do this in the bathroom than men.

-- Wash their hands. Women ~ 80% Men ~ 55%

What do 100% of all lottery winners do?

-- Gain weight.

In a recent survey, Americans revealed that
this was their favorite smell.

-- Banana

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

-- One thousand

What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

-- All invented by women.

Married men revealed that they do this twice as often as single men.

-- Change their underwear.

This stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals
causing relaxation. Women seem to like it light and frequent, men like it more strenuous.

-- A kiss

40% of all people who come to a party in your home do this?

-- Snoop in your medicine cabinet.

3.9% of all women surveyed say they never do
this.

-- Wear underwear.

About 1/3 of all Americans say they do this
while sitting?

-- Flush the toilet.

85% of the guys who die while having sex are
doing this.

-- Cheating on their wives.


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