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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Strange but True Part 3

+ There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!

+ Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

+ Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

+ Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

+ In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!

+ Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate

+ A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!

+ The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!.. More fears...

+ There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world!

+ Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!

+ An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!

+ A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!

+ Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!

+ One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!

+ More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!

+ In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!

+ Rice paper does not have any rice in it!

+ Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!

+ In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!

+ Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

+ The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!

+ The average person laughs 13 times a day!

+ Dogs can hear sounds that you cant!

+ Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!

+ It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!

+ Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!

+ Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!

+ A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!

+ Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States!

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

+ The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!

+ There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!

+ The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

+ Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!

+ The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!

+ Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!

+ Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!

+ Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

+ Smelling bananas and/or green apples(smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

+ A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though!

+ The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!

+ The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!

+ A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!

+ After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!

You may want to read:
-Strange but True Part 1
-Strange but True Part 2
-Strange but True Part 4 (Strange laws ever seen!)


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