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Old 10-08-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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1. During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours removing 8.4 meters of stubble.

2. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

3. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

4. At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.

5. A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.

6. Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency

7. Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints

8. 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa

9. There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.

10. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
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11. The tongue is the only muscle in the human body that is only connected at one end.

12. Termites eat twice as much wood when they are listening to heavy metal music.

13. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

14. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

15. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

16. Ancient egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.

17. Over a person's lifetime, he/she will eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.

18. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

19. Urea, a chemical compound that is a major component in urine, is used to add flavour to cigarettes.

20. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.
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21. France sucks.
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21. France sucks.
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22. Spain rocks
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23. the average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year.

24. More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

25. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

26. 7-up, invented in 1920, originally contained lithium, the drug commonly prescribed to sufferers of bi polar disorder

27. Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.

28. More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors

29. You can't lick your elbow. - I bet you'll try.

30. China has more English Speakers than the United States.
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"interesting FACT".
That's a proven fact.

Surely 15 can't be true though.
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23. the average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year.

24. More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

25. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

26. 7-up, invented in 1920, originally contained lithium, the drug commonly prescribed to sufferers of bi polar disorder

27. Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.

28. More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors

29. You can't lick your elbow. - I bet you'll try.

30. China has more English Speakers than the United States.
These two are urban myths. More than 90% of plane accidents have survivors, but most crashes kill at least someone.
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The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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No the statement said survivors. So that could be 2 or more people surviving a plane crash. It doesn't sound too unreasonable to me.
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31. Har-Tru is being an annoying ****.
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No the statement said survivors. So that could be 2 or more people surviving a plane crash. It doesn't sound too unreasonable to me.
I see I misread it... still I find it hard to believe.
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31. Har-Tru is being an annoying ****.
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33. Margaret Thatcher helped create Mr Whippy ice-cream.

34. Out of 20,000 species of bees, only four of them make honey.

35. A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.

36. An ant can pull 30 times its own weight, and can lift 50 times its own weight.

37. The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.

38. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening. Layers of cartilage in the joints gets compressed during the day.

39. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

40. Football legend Pele has always hated the name Pele - is this really true?!

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42. Stressed is desserts spelled backwards.

43. Heroin used to be a cough medicine for children.

44. The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache. - not a real man.

45. Accodding to suicide statistics, the most prefered day to commit suicide is Monday.

46. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

47. A stamp has a tenth of a calorie.

48. In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.

49. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

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46. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
Oh come on...

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