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Unknown Facts about the world we live in

I've just finished reading a book, which has the same title as the above heading, It's a really funny book :P 
Lots of great things here which might seem irrelevant but worth noting. Who knows, you might find this useful :P

Enjoy :D

barbies' full name is barbara millicent Roberts.
in 18 months 2 rats can have more than 2 million descendents.
the name wendy was made up for the book  peter pan.
the most common name in the world is Mohammad.
american cars honk in the tune of F.
every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
101 dalmations, peter pan lady and the tramp and mulan are the only disney movies where both parents are present & dont die through the movie. :P
Stewardesses is the longest word that can be typed with your left hand.
to escape the grip of a crocodile push your thumbs in its eye sockets- it will let go instantly
reindeer like to eat bananas.
the word samba means 'to rub navels together'.
no words in the english language rhyme with the words puple silver orange and month
the electric chair was invented by a dentist
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
every continent starts with the same letter it ends with
the strongest muscles in your body are the tongue and Jaws.
typewriter is the longest word that can be made on one line of a keyboard
honey doesnt spoil
crocodiles cant stick out their tongues
snails can sleep for 3 years
dolphins sleep with one eye closed and one open
American Airlines saved $40000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in 1stclass.
an ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated
bubble wrap was first invented as a plastic wallpaper in the 50's
the average persons left hand does 56 percent of the typing
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.  
The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
tigers have striped skin, not just fur
a dime had 118 riges around its edge
a cat has 32 muscles in its ear
a goldfish has a memory span of three seconds
a shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
butterflies taste with their feet
almonds are a member of the peach family
an ostrichs eye is larger than its brain ? ( i doubt hat)
apples are more efficient at waking you up than coffee
when you sneez all bodily functions stop-including your heart
40000 americans are injured by toilets each year
if colour wasn't added to coco cola it would be green
James Bonds wife was named Theresa
in the 17, 677 words Shakespeare used in his plays, over 1700 of them were invented by him, including bump, eyeball, and assassin
a rat can last longer than a camel without water
the little dot in the letter i is called a tittle
on average, 12 babies will be given to the wrong parents daily
donald duck comics were banned from finland because he doesnt wear pants
If a person places one drop of liqor on a scorpian it will instanly go mad an sting itself to death
by raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink in quicksand
chewing gum while cutting onions will keep you from crying
sherlock holmes never said 'elementary my dear watson'
the guiness book of world records holds the record of being the book most stolen from public libraries
bats always turn left when exiting a cave
all polar bears are left handed
a chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body
a cat cannot move its jaw sideways
ants never sleep
flamingos are not naturally pink-they get their color from their food
the brain cannot process the word of
there are 293 ways to make change for a dollar
the man who invented the toilet had the last name of Crapper. hence, the toilet was called the crapper.
eating a poppy seed bagel before a drug test will makeyou test positive for the usage of opium(i wonder who was positivly tested first, poor guy,)
money is made out of cotton
a raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually
a ducks quack doesnt echo
40% of Mc donalds profit come from happy meals
315 entries in the 1996 websters dictionary were spelled wrong
most lipstick contains fish scales
leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time
there are no clocks in las vegas gambling casinos
Da vinci also invented scissors, and it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisas lips
camels have 3 sets of eyelids
Uses for WD-40(my bro would b proud)-takes crayon off walls, fire ant bites,and attracts fish
every day
more money is printed for monopoly than in the us treasury
men can read smaller print than women, but women can hear better
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Diamonds - Julius Caesar
only two people actually signed the Declaration of Independance on July 4th 1776. most of them signed August 2nd but the last signature wasnt added til 5 years later
the liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma
marilyn monroe had 6 toes
walt disney was afraid of mice
turtles can breathe through their butts
its almost impossible to lick your elbow
75% of people who read the above statement will try to lick their elbow
a shrimps heart is in their head
if you sneeze too hard you can fracture a knee,
if you hold in a sneeze, you can pop blood vessels in you head neck and die, if you force your eyes to stay open while you sneeze your eyes can pop out
rats and horses cannot hurl
If the  US government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
23% of all photocopying faults worldwide are caused by people sittng on them and copying their buttocks
If 1% of a hurricanes energy could be harnessed, it would supply the US with energy for a year
about 100 people choke on ballpoint pens every year
elephants cant jump
the longest word in th english language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
The only other word with the same number of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural form
The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturi-
pukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.

Donald Duck's middle name is flauntleroy
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
mosquito repellents dont repel. they hide you so that a mosquito cannot sense youre there
donkeys kill more people than plane crashes
1 out of every 4 americans has been on television
the plastic things on the end of your shoelaces are called aglets
Adolf Hitler's mother was seriously considering an abortion but was talked out of it by a doctor
to carry the concentrate of coke, trucks have to have a sign on their truck indicationg a highly corrosive material is being carried
\because coke can dissolve a nail in 4 days.
u burn more calories sleeping than watching TV
the sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly
women can smell better than men
rubber bands last longer when refrigerated
the national anthem (of greece)has 158 verses.
two thirds off the worlds eggplant is grown in new jersey
The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, which is why they are on the austalian coat of arms
cats have over 100 vocal sounds while dogs have 10
pinnochio is italian for pine head
camels milk does not curdle
the US has never lost a war in which mules were used
Blueberry jelly bellies were created for ronald reagan
goldfish have a memory span of three seconds
all porcupines float in water
cats urine glows under a black light
non dairy creamer is flammable
debra winger was the voice of ET
 pearls dissolve in vinegar
10% of the russian gov'ts income comes from the selling of vodka
the highest point in pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in colorado


a shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". And can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.


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