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1317. Fact
Apple seeds are poisonous!

955. Fact
A cat has a larger chance of surviving a fall from the 20th floor than from the 7th floor.

7719. Fact
The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.

2628. Fact
There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world.

5191. Fact
In many of the milk ads that are shown, a mix of thinner and white paint is used instead of milk

2831. Fact
The big differences between pythons and boa constrictors: pythons are longer and lay eggs. Boas give birth to live babies.

5659. Fact
Paul Gauguin's Marquesas Island neighbor, Tioka, bit him on the head after he died. Tioka was following a Marquesan custom of verifying the dead.

6784. Fact
Scientists have performed brain surgery on cockroaches.

6891. Fact
The tiger is the largest member of the cat family.

9848. Fact
The Eiffel Tower weight is approximately 9441 tons

10271. Fact
Approximately 18 billion disposable diapers end up in landfills each year. These diapers can takes as long as 500 years to finally decompose

4629. Fact
A horse can sleep standing up.

7889. Fact
The first issue of People Magazine, in 1974, cost 35 cents and featured actress Mia Farrow on the cover.

4302. Fact
The great wall of China is 1,400 miles long.

10504. Fact
By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle

4185. Fact
Woodbury Soap was the first product to use a picture of a nude woman in its advertisements. In 1936, a photo by Edward Steichen showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing.

3645. Fact
Dentyne gum was invented in 1899 by a druggist from New York named Franklin V. Canning

10405. Fact
The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile

6142. Fact
Heavier lemons produce more, and tastier, juice

9293. Fact
James Buchanan was certainly a good host. When England's Prince of Wales came to visit in the fall of 1860, so many guests came with him, it's said the president slept in the hallway.

2777. Fact
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day

10158. Fact
Spartacus led the revolt of the Roman slaves and gladiators in 73 B.C

137. Fact
The hubble space telescope weighs 12 tons (10,896 kilograms), is 43 feet (13.1 meters) long, and cost $2.1 billion to originally build.

942. Fact
Richard milhouse nixon was the first american president whose name included all the letters in the word "criminal".

4395. Fact
Books on religion outnumbered works of fiction by a 2 to 1 margin in 1870 England. Sixteen years later, novels surpassed religious works.

9343. Fact
One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

5465. Fact
In 1943, the July issue of Transportation Magazine had an article entitled 1943 Guide to Hiring Women.

5733. Fact
It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer

3125. Fact
Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA

9737. Fact
O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child

1807. Fact
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

3435. Fact
People say that cracking your bones will cause arthritis when you get older. Actually all you are doing is popping air pockets, and does not cause arthritis.

4494. Fact
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word criminal. William Jefferson Clinton is the second.

5256. Fact
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

2294. Fact
The averge womens' handbag weighs between 3 and 5 pounds

650. Fact
There are more chickens than humans on our planet.

3245. Fact
During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo

10466. Fact
There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds

1024. Fact
In 1978, emilio marco palma was the first person to be born in the antarctic.

3211. Fact
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

3043. Fact
Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E.

3168. Fact
Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength

8384. Fact
One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.

9243. Fact
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced

2796. Fact
On average, adults watch double the amount of TV as teenagers do.

5688. Fact
In 1894 there were only 4 automobiles in the US.

10067. Fact
Americans spent over $360 million in 1982 to avoid having bad breath.

7029. Fact
The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger

9827. Fact
The oldest goldfish lived for 14,795 days.

180. Fact
When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.

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