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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Strange but True Part 1

+ Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

+ In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

+ There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

+ Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

+ Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

+ The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

+ There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

+ There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!
+ The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!

+ A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

+ A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

+ It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!

+ It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

+ Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

+ Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!

+ The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

+ Most lipstick contains fish scales!

+ Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!

+ One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!

+ It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!

+ The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

+ No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

+ A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

+ Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

+ There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

+ If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

+ Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

+ A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

+ The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

+ Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

+ A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

+ Porcupines float in water!

+ Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!

+ The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

+ The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

+ The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!

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

+ The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

+ The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

+ Cat urine glows under a black-light!

+ The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

+ The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

+ Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

+ A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

+ Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

+ The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

+ Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

+ A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

+ Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

+ A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

+ A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!

+ Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny!!

+ Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!

+ The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)!

+ A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!

+ Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

+ The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

+ It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!

+ One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!

+ The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

+ It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!

+ you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

+ Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

+ Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

+ The state of Florida is bigger than England!

+ There are more than one million animal species on Earth!

+ In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits

+ It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

+ Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

+ Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

Combined by StrangeFacts and internet resources

You may want to read:
-Strange but True Part 2
-Strange but True Part 3
-Strange but True Part 4 (Strange laws ever seen!)


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