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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%

(now get this...)

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

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The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

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The youngest pope was 11 years old.

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

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Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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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

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

f the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

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"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

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Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

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Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?

A. Conception.

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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

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

A. Obsession

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

we also have a wider peripheral vision, which allows us to perve more discreetly but catch you guys out :o:D

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There are about 2,700 species of mosquito.

An average female mosquito drinks about 5-millionths of a litre per serving.

A mosquito can fly an estimated 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.

A mosquito can smell you, or a cow or another host between 20 to 35 meters away.

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Not a lot of people know that!

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I can't find the reference, but the first novel to be composed on the typewriter was acctually Life on the Mississippi. Mark Twain himself was the source of the inaccurate info - 30 years after the fact he forgot which one he had typed and which one he had handwritten!

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It is NOT impossible to lick your elbow. For most people, yes, but not for all. Jay Leno had a segment on a few weeks ago dispelling this common piece of "trivia" -- he had on a group of about a dozen people, all of whom could do it. They smeared peanut butter on the elbows of each and had a contest to see who could lick it off fastest. A woman won.

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