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If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London

St. Patrick never really drove out any snakes from Ireland. This story was an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland

Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth

The most common seasonings found in American homes are chili powder, cinnamon, and seasoned salts

People who have eaten beetles say that it tastes like apples

Montreal was named after a local mountain "Mont Royal."

Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so

In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.

A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle

Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I

The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C

Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk)

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair

In 1992, when EuroDisney first opened in France, the public beat some of the park characters because at the time most people had been against the park being built

A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.

There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show "Sesame Street" that is HIV-positive

There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness

The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church

Approximately three jars of peanut butter are sold every second

In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily. In Switzerland they use only 77 gallons of water per person daily

Every person has a unique tongue print

Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet

In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.

Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms

The Boeing 737 is nicknamed the Fat Albert

Florida has twice as many lightning injuries and deaths than any other state

Chocolate can be fatal to dogs. Chocolate contains a chemical theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs

In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye

Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of french fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort

The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America, and is over 200,000 square miles

Every continent begins and ends in the same letter. eg AfricA, EuropE

Baseball games between college teams have been played since the Civil War

The real name of actress Whoopi Goldberg is Caryn Elaine Johnson

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