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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Strange but True Part 2

+ Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!

+ The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!

+ It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!

+ There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!

+ Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!

+ The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!

+ Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!

+ A jellyfish is 95 percent water!

+ In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!

+ The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!

+ A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!

+ More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world!

+ The elephant is one of the few mammals that can't jump!

+ The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!

+ Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States!

+ One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!

+ America once issued a 5-cent bill!

+ You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime! Wow!

+ Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

+ There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and month! Interesting tries from our readers: orange: door hinge, melange (French for mix) purple: hurtle, durple?, turtle month: once, bunth?, hunch

+ Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!

+ Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!

+ A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!

+ A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

+ Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

+ Here are some interesting numbers to look at! (*1997)

+ 166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S!

+ 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire a strung across the U.S!

+ 123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways!

+ 85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S!

+ 56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball each year!

+ Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

+ The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!

+ In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs!

You may want to read:
-Strange but True Part 1
-Strange but True Part 3
-Strange but True Part 4 (Strange laws ever seen!)



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