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9049. Fact
Jim Henson first coined the word "Muppet". It is a combination of "marionette" and "puppet."

4505. Fact
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

8290. Fact
Urban birds have developed a short, fast rap style of singing, different from their rural counterparts.

340. Fact
Sidereal day
Time taken by the earth to rotate once round its axis.

4387. Fact
1 and 2 are the only numbers where they are values of the numbers of the factors they have.

10569. Fact
The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt holds a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit

5635. Fact
More than 100 pizza box-related patents have been issued since 1976.

937. Fact
In one year, american airlines saved $40,000 by decreasing the number of olives by just one on each first-class salad.

89. Fact
The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.

5489. Fact
The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment

8887. Fact
500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris

4160. Fact
Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter

3726. Fact
Forty-one percent of English women have punched or kicked their partners, according to a study.

6154. Fact
If an Amish man has a beard, he is married.

5559. Fact
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.

8706. Fact
The largest potato was grown in Lebanon by Khalil Semhat near Tyre. The spud was 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds)

8087. Fact
It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep in Logan County, Colorado.

9631. Fact
People sneeze at about 90 miles per hour.

2473. Fact
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

7405. Fact
When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.

4658. Fact
Bees and dogs can smell fear.

7335. Fact
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922

3024. Fact
During one seven year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately three hundred patents. In is whole life he obtained over one thousand patents.

591. Fact
The cigarette lighter was invented before matches were.

8378. Fact
The state of Utah used to be submerged under water and to this day brine shrimp can still be found in rain-filled hollows under rocks and boulders.

2301. Fact
The best diamonds are colored blue-white.

6609. Fact
Printed on the tablet being held by the Statue of Liberty is July IV, MDCCLXXVI

8916. Fact
Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison

10199. Fact
The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.

4428. Fact
The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship

7297. Fact
An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.

9140. Fact
In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family's pot filled with coffee.

9920. Fact
The Brownie box camera, introduced by Eastman Kodak, sold for $1.00 in 1900. The camera's 6-exposure film sold for 15 cents.

7848. Fact
The name Joshua is Hebrew for 'Jesus'.

3275. Fact
The actor who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (Robert Patrick) and the lead singer of Filter are brothers

9036. Fact
The geographic center of the United States is Smith County, KS. The geographic center of North America is Pierre County, ND.

4797. Fact
The word vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca, which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy

6579. Fact
Only 15% of men shave their privates.

3689. Fact
Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky

6129. Fact
There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose

3327. Fact
During the First World War, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers along with their rations

9320. Fact
Stars come in different colors; hot stars give off blue light, and the cooler stars give off red light.

1626. Fact
Horses cannot vomit.

3538. Fact
Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.

6124. Fact
The external tank on space shuttles is not painted. It is the only part of the shuttle that is lost after launch, so it is not necessary to worry about metal corrosion.

4109. Fact
Octopi change colours when they become frightened. Normally they are a brownish colour, but can change to green or blue when fear sets in

5417. Fact
Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country

6630. Fact
Charlie Brown's dad was a barber.

656. Fact
William shakespeare "invented" more than 1,700 words.

7690. Fact
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is the largest visible granite rock in the world. It's twice the size of the Rock of Gibraltar.

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