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#1 A Goldfish’s attention span is three seconds.
#2 Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons.
#3 Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes under water.
#4 Slugs have four noses.
#5 Camels have three eyelids.
#6 A honey bee can fly at 15mph.
#7 A queen bee can lay 800-1,500 eggs per day.
#8 A bee has five eyes.
#9 The average speed of a housefly is 4.5 mph.
#10 Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas.
#11 Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp.
#12 Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backward.
#13 Cats have over 100 vocal chords.
#14 Camel’s milk does not curdle.
#15 All porcupines float in water.
#16 The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.
#17 A hummingbird weighs less then a penny.
#18 A jellyfish is 95% water.
#19 Children grow faster in the spring.
#20 Broccoli is the only vegetable that is also a flower.
#21 Almonds are part of the peach family.
#22 Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
#23 The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile national monument.
#24 The state of Maine has 62 lighthouses.
#25 The only food that does not spoil is honey.
#26 The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.
#27 A ball of glass will bounce higher then a ball of rubber.
#28 Chewing gum while peeling onions will prevent you from crying.
#29 On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime.
#30 Fish have eyelids.
#31 The average human will eat an average of eight spiders while sleeping.
#32 There are one million ants to every human in the world.
#33 Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music!
#34 If you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will eventually turn white.
#35 Elephants only sleep two hours a day.
#36 A duck’s quack doesn’t echo.
#37 A snail breathes through its foot.
#38 Fish cough.
#39 An ant’s smell is stronger then a dog’s.
#40 It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down.
#41 Shrimp can only swim backward.
#42 Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open.
#43 A cat’s lower jaw cannot move sideways.
#44 The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.
#45 Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles per day.
#46 Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump.
#47 Giraffes have no vocal chords.
#48 Cats can hear ultrasound.
#49 Despite its hump … camels has a straight spine.
#50 Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
#51 There are 63,360 inches in a mile.
#52 Eleven percent of people in the world are left-handed.
#53 The average women consumes six pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.
#54 The average smell weighs 760 nanograms.
#55 A human brain weighs about three pounds.
#56 A quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
#57 You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.
#58 A sneeze travels out of your nose at 100 mph.
#59 Brain waves can be used to power an electric train.
#60 The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.
#61 Pigs get sunburned.
#62 The lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days.
#63 The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.
#64 Strawberries contain more vitamin C then oranges.
#65 A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion math calculations.
#66 Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza a day.
#67 There are 18 different animal shapes in the animal cracker zoo.
#68 The longest one syllable word is “screeched.”
#69 No word in the English language rhymes with month.
#70 A “jiffy” is actually 1/100 of a second.
#71 There is a town called “Big Ugly” in West Virginia.
#72 The average person uses 150 gallons of water per day for personal use.
#73 The average person spends two weeks of its life waiting for a traffic light to change.
#74 You share your birthday with nine million others in the world.
#75 The average person makes 1,140 phone calls per year.
#76 The average person spends two years on the phone in his/her lifetime.
#77 No piece of paper can be folded more then seven times.
#78 Alaska is the most eastern and western state in the U.S.
#79 There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter.
#80 About 18 percent of animal owners share their bed with their pet.
#81 Alaska has more caribou than people.
#82 August has the highest percentage of births.
#83 Googol is a number (1 followed by 100 zeros).
#84 Oysters can change genders back and forth.
#85 The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.
#86 Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
#87 A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance.
#88 A ten gallon hat holds less then one gallon of liquid.
#89 The average American walks 18,000 steps a day.
#90 The average raindrop falls at seven mph.
#91 There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
#92 Fish can drown.
#93 A kangaroo can jump 30 feet.
#94 Lizards communicate by doing push-ups.
#95 Squids can have eyeballs the size of volleyballs.
#96 The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime.
#97 A turkey can run at 20 mph.
#98 When the moon is directly over you, you weigh less.
#99 You burn 20 calories an hour chewing gum.
#100 In a year, the average person walks four miles making their bed.
#101 About half of all Americans are on a diet at any given time.
#102 A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories.
#103 Frowning burns more calories then smiling.
#104 There are more then 30,000 diets on public record.
#105 You will burn seven percent more calories walking on hard dirt then pavement.
#106 You weigh less at the top of a mountain then sea level.
#107 You burn more calories sleeping then watching TV.
#108 Licking a stamp burns 10 calories.
#109 Smelling apples and/or bananas can help you lose weight.
#110 Frogs never drink.
#111 Only male turkeys gobble.
#112 At birth, a Dalmatian is always pure white.
#113 The fastest recorded speed of a racehorse was over 43 mph.
#114 The oldest known animal was a tortoise, which lived to be 152 years old.
#115 Bamboo makes up 99 percent of a panda’s diet.
#116 The largest fish is the whale shark - it can be over 50 feet long and weigh two tons.
#117 The starfish is the only animal that can turn its stomach inside out.
#118 Honeybees are the only insects that create a form of food for humans.
#119 The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
#120 The only continent without native reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
#121 The only bird that can swim and not fly is a penguin.
#122 A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head.
#123 Beavers were once the size of bears.
#124 Seals sleep only one and a half minutes at a time.
#125 Pigeons have been trained by the U.S. Coast Guard to spot people lost at sea.
#126 A pigeon’s feathers are heavier than its bones.
#127 A hummingbird’s heart beats 1,400 times a minute.
#128 Dragonflies have six legs but can’t walk.
#129 Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
#130 Koala and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints.
#131 Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to fresh water.
#132 A crocodile cannot move its tongue.
#133 Honeybees navigate by using the sun as a compass.
#134 An ant can lift 50 times its own weight.
#135 A single coffee tree produces only about a pound of coffee beans per year.
#136 Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
#137 The city of Los Angeles has three times more automobiles than people.
#138 Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee.
#139 Hawaii is the only state with one school district.
#140 Holland is the only country with a national dog.
#141 The square dance is the official dance of the state of Washington.
#142 Hawaii is the only U.S. state never to report a temperature of zero degrees F or below.
#143 “Q” is the only letter in the alphabet not appearing in the name of any U.S. state.
#144 Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.
#145 Lake Superior is the world’s largest lake.
#146 The smallest county in America is New York County, better known as Manhattan.
#147 Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
#148 The tallest man was 8 ft. 11 in.
#149 Theodore Roosevelt was the only president who was blind in one eye.
#150 The first sport to be filmed was boxing in 1894.
#151 The fastest served ball in tennis was clocked at 154 mph in 1963.
#152 In 1985, the fastest bicyclist was clocked at 154 mph.
#153 The speed limit in NYC was eight mph in 1895.
#154 Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls.
#155 In 1926, the first outdoor mini-golf courses were built on rooftops in NYC.
#156 Swimming pools in the U.S. contain enough water to cover San Francisco.
#157 The first TV soap opera debuted in 1946.
#158 The first MTV video was “Video Killed the Radio Star,” by the Buggles.
#159 The first TV show ever to be put into reruns was “The Lone Ranger.”
#160 One alternative title that had been considered for NBC’s hit “Friends” was “Insomnia Café.”
#161 The first TV network kids show in the U.S. was “Captain Kangaroo.”
#162 The temperature of the sun can reach up to 15 million degrees Fahrenheit.
#163 The first penny had the motto “Mind your own business.”
#164 The first vacuum was so large, it was brought to a house by horses.
#165 Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise.
#166 Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.
#167 You have to play ping-pong for 12 hours to lose one pound.
#168 One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns.
#169 The first human-made object to break the sound barrier was a whip.
#170 In 1878, the first telephone book ever issued contained only 50 names.
#171 The most sensitive parts of the body are the mouth and the fingertips.
#172 The eye makes movements 50 times every second.
#173 Chinese is the most spoken language in the world.
#174 The world’s biggest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico.
#175 In 1634, tulip bulbs were a form of currency in Holland.
#176 The first bike was called a hobbyhorse.
#177 The first sailing boats were built in Egypt.
#178 The first ballpoint pens were sold in 1945 for $12.00.
#179 The first lighthouse to use electricity was the Statue of Liberty in 1886.
#180 The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.
#181 The first jukebox was located in San Francisco in 1899.
#182 A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
#183 The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps to represent every day of the year.
#184 The most used letters in the English language are E, T, A, O, I and N.
#185 A male kangaroo is called a boomer.
#186 A female kangaroo is called a flyer.
#187 There are over 61,000 pizzerias in the U.S.
#188 Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest, and highest continent on earth.
#189 The Sahara Desert stretches farther than the distance from California to New York.
#190 Thailand means “Land of the Free.”
#191 Popcorn was invented by the American Indians.
#192 Jupiter spins so fast that there is a new sunrise nearly every 10 hours.
#193 The year that read the same upside down was 1961. That won’t happen again until 6009.
#194 You don’t have to be a lawyer to be a Supreme Court Justice.
#195 Eleven of the 50 states are named after an actual person.
#196 If you doubled one penny every day for 30 days, you would have $5,368,709.
#197 The first person crossed Niagara Falls by tightrope in 1859.
#198 The U.S. is the largest country named after an actual person (Amerigo Vespucci).
#199 The largest cheesecake ever made weighed 57,508 lbs.
#200 The first country to use postcards was Austria.
#206 Over 1 million earths would fit inside the sun.
#208 Add up opposing sides of a dice cue and you’ll always get seven.
#214 Giraffes can lick their own eyes.
#218 A jackrabbit can travel more than 12 feet in one hop.
#221 The game of basketball was first played using a soccer ball and two peach baskets.
#227 Tsiology is anything written about tea.
#228 There is a town in South Dakota named Tea.
#229 The Caspian Sea is actually a lake.
#232 The blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car.
#233 There are seven letters that look the same upside down as right side up.
#236 Cows give more milk when they listen to music.
#238 An ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.
#244 The watermelon seed-spitting world record is about 70 feet.
#251 There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris.
#257 The first food eaten in space by a U.S. astronaut was applesauce.
#258 Lemon wood is carved into chess pieces.
#262 The act of chewing an apple is a more efficient way to stay awake than caffeine.
#267 Double Dutch jump rope is considered a cross-training sport.
#268 One lemon tree will produce about 1,500 lemons a year.
#269 Horseback riding can improve your posture.
#270 Colors like red, yellow and orange make you hungry.
#272 At birth a human has 350 bones, but only 206 bones when full grown.
#273 Each year, the average American eats about 15 pounds of apples.
#275 It took the first man to walk around the world four years, three months and 16 days to complete his journey.
#278 China only has one time zone.
#292 Heavier, not bigger, lemons produce more juice.
#294 No only child has been a U.S. President.
#300 Pennsylvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.
#302 Ketchup was once sold as a medicine.
#312 A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.
#315 No two lip impressions are the same.
#326 On average, you’ll spend a year of your life looking for misplaced objects.
#336 The last letter to be added to our alphabet was J.
#346 The medical term for writer’s cramp is graphospasm.
#351 Cold water weighs less than hot water.
#354 Bamboo can grow three feet in one day.
#357 A baboon is a variety of lemon.
#358 Butterflies were formerly known by the name Flutterby.
#359 A teaspoon contains 120 drops of water.
#360 Mexican jumping beans jump to get out of sunlight.
#363 Pearls dissolve in vinegar.
#366 The center of some golf balls contain honey.
#370 Heat, not sunlight, ripens tomatoes.
#372 A housefly hums in the key of F.
#381 Baboons were once trained by Egyptians to wait on tables.
#383 Mount Katahdin in Maine is the first place in the U.S. to get sunlight each morning.
#390 Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
#396 The dragonfly can reach speeds of up to 36 mph.
#399 Manhattan was the first capital of the United States.
#406 The deepest place in the ocean is about seven miles deep.
#408 Panda bears eat up to 16 hours a day.
#409 Approximately 16,500 people in the U.S. go by the last name Lemon.
#411 Lifejackets used to be filled with sunflower seeds for flotation.
#419 A jiffy is an actual time measurement equaling 1/100th of a second.
#422 Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family.
#423 U.S. paper currency isn’t made of paper - it’s actually a blend of cotton and linen.
#424 The “ZIP” in the ZIP code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
#425 Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
#427 Lemons ripen after you pick them, but oranges do not.
#428 There are 118 ridges on the edge of a United States dime.
#429 There are 336 dimples on a regulation American golf ball.
#430 One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
#431 A twit is the technical term for a pregnant goldfish.
#436 Beavers have orange teeth.
#437 The woodpecker can hammer wood up to 16 times per second.
#438 Mount Everest rises a few millimeters every year.
#439 Snails can sleep for up to three years.
#440 The pupils in goats’ eyes are rectangular.
#442 Bees’ wings beat 11,400 times per minute.
#444 The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal.
#445 If there are two full moons in a month, the second one is called a “blue” moon.
#446 You breathe in about 13 pints of air every minute.
#447 A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
#448 The sun evaporates about a trillion tons of water a day.
#449 Sound travels quicker in water than in air.
#450 A group of cats is called a clowder.
#452 There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on your tongue.
#453 Raindrops can fall as fast as 20 miles per hour.
#454 Polar bear fur is transparent, not white.
#455 Lobsters can live up to 50 years.
#458 Fresh cranberries can be bounced like a rubber ball.
#463 The dot over the letter “I” is called a tittle.
#464 Cows do not have upper front teeth.
#469 454 U.S. dollar bills weigh exactly one pound.
#473 Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.
#474 To temporarily revive your ballpoint pen, dip the tip into hot water for a few seconds.
#475 Wrapping rubber bands around the ends of hangers can prevent clothes from slipping off.
#476 Replacing your car’s air filter can improve gas mileage by 10 percent.
#477 A chalkboard eraser is one of the best ways to wipe a foggy windshield.
#478 Candles will burn longer and drip less if they are placed in the freezer a few hours before using.
#479 Knots come out easier if you sprinkle talcum powder on them.
#480 You can tell which day a loaf of bread was baked by the color of its plastic twist tag.
#484 Rinsing bacon under cold water before frying can reduce the amount it shrinks by almost 50 percent.
#485 Refrigerating apples can help them last up to 10 times longer than those left at room temperature.
#486 While chopping onions, hold a piece of bread between your lips to keep your eyes from watering.
#487 Place an apple in the bag with your potatoes to keep them from budding.
#488 Place a slice of bread in the storage container to keep cookies soft when storing.
#489 To keep an ice cream cone from dripping, stuff a miniature marshmallow into the bottom of the cone.
#490 To take lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
#492 To remove crayon marks from walls, use a hairdryer to heat the wax.
#493 To make a zipper slide up and down more smoothly, rub a bar of soap over the teeth.
#494 Wipe the leaves of your plants with the soft inside of a banana skin to bring up shine and remove dust.
#496 To clean paint off your hands, use olive oil - it softens the paint and makes it easy to remove.
#497 To fix a button about to fall off, dab a little clear nail polish over the threads holding it on.
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