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    Amazing facts about “Chewing Gum”!!
    Amazing facts about “Chewing Gum”


    Most of us do have our very own favourite chewing gum, sometimes taken to soothe up relaxation, strengthen up concentration, after-meal take, etc. Ranging from Extras to Big Red… We love them especially with a touch of flavor like mint, cinnamon, strawberry, etc. Well, do you know what a chewing gum can do other than that?

    “Chewing Gum after a meal can prevent heartburn!!”



    I’m sure you’re surprised as I was the first time when I read about this. So here’s the reason to this amazing fact:

    The list of ideas for easing heartburn is long and filled with home remedies, many unproved. But one of the simplest, chewing gum may be among the most effective.

    "Heartburn results from digestive fluids traveling from stomach to esophagus in a process known as gastro esophageal reflux."

    When scientists set out to study whether this could be countered by chewing gum, they assumed the answer would be no.
    Instead they found that the saliva stimulated by chewing seemed to neutralize acid and help force fluids back to the stomach.
    “In a study published in The journal of dental research, researchers had 31 people eat heartburn-inducing meals and then asked random subjects to chew sugar-free gum for 30 minutes. Acid levels after the meals were significantly lower when the participants chewed gum.”




    The bottom line:
    Studies show that chewing gum after a meal can significantly reduce the severity of heartburn.

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    Top 10 Most amazing facts about the Earth

    1. Gravity is not the same over the surface of the Earth

    It turns out that in some places you will feel slightly heavier than others. A low spot can be seen just off the coast of India, while a relative high occurs in the South Pacific Ocean. The cause of these irregularities is unknown since present surface features do not appear dominant. NASA's GRACE twin satellites, launched in March 2002, are making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field which will lead to discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural systems.


    2. Atmosphere 'escapes'

    Due to thermal energy, some of the molecules at the outer edge of the Earth's atmosphere have their velocity increased to the point where they can escape from the planet's gravity. This results in a slow but steady leakage of the atmosphere into space. Because unfixed hydrogen has a low molecular weight, it can achieve escape velocity more readily and it leaks into outer space at a greater rate.[61] For this reason, the Earth's current environment is oxidizing, rather than reducing, with consequences for the chemical nature of life which developed on the planet. The oxygen-rich atmosphere also preserves much of the surviving hydrogen by locking it up in water molecules.


    3. The Earth is slowing down

    As a result of variation in gravitational forces due to the moon, the sun and other planets in the solar system, displacements of matter in different in different parts of the planets and other excitation mechanisms, the rotational speed of the Earth about it's axis varies in time. Recently, days have been getting shorter by hundredths of a second, which implies that the angular velocity of the Earth has been increasing. The factors causing this increasing in the Earth's rotational velocity have not been determined. The rotation data shows oscillations over several different timescales. The one with the largest variation is seasonal: Earth slows down in January and February.


    4. Van Allen radiation belt

    The Van Allen Radiation Belt is a torus of energetic charged particles (plasma) around Earth, held in place by Earth's magnetic field. Apollo astronauts who traveled to the moon spent very little time in the belts but probably have a slightly higher risk of cancer during their. NASA said that they deliberately timed Apollo launches, and used lunar transfer orbits that only skirted the edge of the belt over the equator to minimize the radiation. Besides, there have been nuclear tests in space that have caused artificial radiation belts. Starfish Prime, a high altitude nuclear test created an artificial radiation belt that damaged or destroyed as many as one third of the satellites in low earth orbit at the time.


    5. Moon is moving away from Earth

    The reasons why have to do with tides and conservation of energy and angular momentum. Measurements have been collected now for over 25 years, and it is clear that the Moon's orbit is slowly growing larger and that the Moon is moving away from the Earth. The net result is that the Moon is receding from the Earth at about 4 centimeters a year. However, astronomers have predicted that when the Sun enters the red giant phase in around 5 billion years - during the red giant phase of the Sun - both Earth and Moon will be affected by the Sun's extended atmosphere and will aproach again. Then the Moon will swing ever closer to Earth until it reaches a point 11,470 miles (18,470 kilometers) above our planet, a point termed the Roche limit. The result: Moon will be torn to pieces and will be scattered to form a spectacular 23,000-mile-diameter (37,000-kilometer) Saturn-like ring of debris above Earth's equator.


    6. Moon has a tidal effect on the atmosphere

    The Moon have a tidal effect on the atmosphere as well as the oceans. Theory predicts stronger lunar pressure oscillations in the tropics but their amplitude rarely exceeds 100 microbars or 0.01 percent of the average surface pressure. Detection of such a tiny signal masked by much larger pressure variations associated with weather phenomena required the development of special statistical techniques and the accumulation of a long series of regular observations. It is common for atmospheric waves to grow in amplitude with height as the air becomes thinner. The lunar tide, however, remains weak compared to the solar tide in the upper atmosphere.


    7. The Chandler wobble

    The Chandler wobble is a small variation in Earth's axis of rotation, discovered by American astronomer Seth Carlo Chandler in 1891. It amounts to 0.7 arcseconds over a period of 433 days. In other words, Earth's poles move in an irregular circle of 3 to 15 metres in diameter, in an oscillation. The cause is unknown. On 18 July 2000, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that "the principal cause of the Chandler wobble is fluctuating pressure on the bottom of the ocean, caused by temperature and salinity changes and wind-driven changes in the circulation of the oceans. However, on janauary-february 2006 scientist noticed the Chandler wobble had stopped and there was a near six week period in which a significant pause occurred. This anomaly has been of great interest in gaining a better understanding, but it is not yet known if this has or will cause any catastrophic changes in the overall rotation axis of the planet.


    8. Earth electric charge

    Since 1917 scientists have known that the earth's surface is charged with negative electricity, but no one knew for sure what keeps it charged. In areas of fair weather, an electric current flows between the earth and the air in a direction which would tend to dissipate the charge. It is not much of a current: only about 1,500 amperes, not much more for the entire earth than flows in a few power lines. But the electricity taken from the earth must be restored somehow or the earth's electric charge would soon drain away. An obvious guess is that thunderstorms somehow restore the lost charge, but no one had proved it. Three years ago the institution borrowed airplanes from the Air Force and began to measure electrical stirring in the still air above active thunderheads. Sure enough, the instruments showed a current moving in the opposite direction to the current in fair-weather areas. The scientists figured that all the thunderstorms going on at one time generate a net current of about 1,500 amperes, just enough to balance the drain and keep the earth's charge constant.


    9. Tons of interplanetary dust reaches Earth every year

    According to space.com, about 30,000 tons of interplanetary dust reaches Earth's surface every year. Most asteroids roam around the Sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter. The fragments of their collisions, and the dust, can be drawn toward the inner solar system and sometimes approach Earth. Dust and rocks moving fast in relation to Earth frequently slam into the atmosphere and burn up, generating shooting stars. Stuff moving more slowly relative to Earth can be captured by the planet's gravity and survive the plunge.


    10. Earth's magnetic poles change places

    The poles on the Earth have changed places - many times! We can tell this has happened because the magnetic moment of the rocks that make up the ocean floor have an alternating direction. Which direction they exhibit depends on which way the poles were oriented when the rocks were being formed at the mid-ocean ridge. During a reversal, which can take thousands of years, the magnetic poles start to wander away from the region around the spin poles, and eventually end up switched around. Sometimes this wandering is slow and steady, and other times it occurs in several jumps.

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    AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

    Our heart beats around 100,000 times a day.
    Our blood is on a 60,000 mile journey.
    Our eyes can distinguish up to one million colour surfaces and take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.
    Our lungs inhales over 2,000,000 litres of air every day, without even thinking. They are large enough to cover a tennis court.
    Our hearing is so sensitive that it can distingush between hundreds of different sounds.
    Our sense of touch is more refined than any device ever created.
    Our brain is more complex than the most powerful computer and has over 100 billion nerve cells. We give birth to 100 billion red blood cells every day.
    When we touch something, we send a message to our brain at 124mph.
    We have over 600 muscles. By walking, we exercise over 250 muscles.
    We exercise over 30 muscles when we smile.
    We are about 70% water.
    We make one litre of saliva every day.
    Our nose is our personal air conditioning system; it warms cold air, cools hot air and filters impurities.
    In one square inch of our hand we have nine feet of blood vessels, 600 pain sensors, 30 hairs, 13 yards of nerves, 9,000 nerve endings 36 heat sensors and 75 pressure sensors.
    We have copper, zinc, cobalt, calcium, magnesium, phosphates, nickel and silicon in our bodies.

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    Amazing Facts...

    1. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from stop producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time. Indeed convenient!

    3. Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.

    4. Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Only females bite (suck blood) as they need protein to lay eggs.

    5. The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle.

    6. To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow. Then it is ripe.

    7. Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp.

    8. Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

    9. It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.

    10. Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.

    11. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

    12. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

    13. Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.

    14. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. Never stop growing.

    15. Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints.

    16. Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.

    17. At 40 Centigrade a person loses about 14. 4 calories per hour by Breathing.

    18. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt. Every year.

    19. Cats, camels and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk rightfoot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot,left foot...

    20. Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.

    21. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

    22. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch. And make it look=20 like it's smiling.

    23. The color blue can have a calming affect on people.

    24. Depending upon the shade, the brain may send up to 11 tranquilizing chemicals to calm the body

    25. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously. Now we know why his pictures were exquisite!!

    26. Names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

    27. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and parrot.

    28. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

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

    30. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

    31. Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

    32. All U.S. Presidents have worn glasses; some of them just didn't like to be seen wearing them in public.

    33. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

    34. Raw cashews are poisonous and must be roasted before.

    Knowledge is everything...
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    Default Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
    John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
    John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

    Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
    Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

    Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
    Both Presidents were shot in the head.

    Now it gets really weird.

    Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
    Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

    Both were assassinated by Southerners.
    Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

    Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
    Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

    John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
    Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

    Both assassins were known by their three names.
    Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

    Now hang on to your seat.

    Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
    Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'

    Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
    Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

    Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

    And here's the kicker...

    A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
    A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

    Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can, cause: Hey, this is one history lesson people don't mind reading

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    What Was the Longest Letter Ever Written?

    The record for the longest letter was established in 1952, during the Korean War.

    A lady in Brooklyn, New York, wrote to her boyfriend, a private in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.

    Instead of using regular writing paper, this ingenious lady used the narrow tape that is found on adding machines, 3,200 feet of it! The letter took her one month to write.



    What Was the Shortest Letter Ever Written?

    For the record of the world's shortest letter, we have to travel back to 1862 in France. The noted writer Victor Hugo had just completed his latest novel, Les Miserables, and had gone away on a vacation. But he was most anxious to learn how the book was selling, so he wrote the following letter to his publisher:

    “?”

    The publisher was just as imaginative as Hugo and must share the record with him for the world's shortest letter, for his reply to the writer was:

    “!”

    A reply that obviously made Hugo very happy.

    What is also fascinating is that Victor Hugo is credited with writing the longest sentence ever to appear in a novel, in that very same Les Miserables. That sentence contains 823 words, 93 commas, 51 semicolons, and 4 dashes, and fills up almost 3 pages before a period appears!


    Why Do You Cup Your Hands Around Your Mouth To Call Someone Far Away?

    When you speak or shout or sing or even whisper, the vibrations of your voice send sound waves through the air.

    These sound waves travel out from your mouth in all directions, out straight, to the right, to the left, and to all the places in between.

    But when you cup your hands around your mouth, you are pointing the sound waves in only one direction and keeping them from spreading out in all the others.

    By doing this, you are giving your sound waves more energy and making them louder and stronger.



    Why Do We Have Leap Year?

    Even though we call 365 days a year, the earth does not revolve around the sun in 365 days. Rather, it takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to do this.

    The extra time is made up by adding one extra day to the end of February every four years, EXCEPT in those years which can be divided evenly by 100. Then that extra day is NOT added. However, in years divisible by 400, that extra day IS added.

    What that means is simply this, the years 1200, 1600, and 2000 are divisible by 400, so they have the extra day added, making them Leap Years. However, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not divisible by 400, so they were not Leap Years.


    Can Lie Detectors Really Detect Lies?

    Lie detectors cannot actually identify lies; all they can do is detect certain activities of a person's body that are usually associated with lying: abnormal perspiration and flushing of the face, rapid breathing, increased heartbeat, and excessive swallowing.

    Because this method does not actually guarantee the truth, the results are not generally accepted as evidence in court.
    Although each of the body changes, alone, does not necessarily indicate a lie, when put together, they can provide an indication of one.

    When a person is given a lie detector test, various parts of the machine are attached to his body, and a written record is made of his answers. Usually, three or four tests are given to be sure that the answers were not accidental.

    Yet, amazingly enough, a lie detector can be fooled! There are some people who are truly unaware that they are lying. These people cannot be caught by a lie detector.


    Why Do People Wear Lucky Charms?


    Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, people have worn charms, or talismans, for two reasons, to ward off evil or disease, and to bring good fortune.

    Not only were these charms worn by living Egyptians, but they were also placed inside the coffins of mummies to assure them a happy afterlife.

    Among the most popular talismans around the world are the Egyptian ankh, a life symbol, the Chinese shy-ching, an ancient engraving, and the African elephant hair ring.

    Some well known American charms are horseshoes, rabbits' feet, and four-leafed clovers.


    Why Do Cannibals Eat People?

    To civilized people, the practice of cannibalism, or eating human flesh, is a horrible thought! Yet it was practiced by many primitive tribes and may still be practiced in some parts of the world today.

    These tribes didn't eat human flesh because they liked it; they did it because it was usually part of a religious observance or part of a sacred ceremony.

    Ancient tribes of India ate their parents as a sign of respect and honor. Many primitive people believed that they could acquire the traits of people they admired or respected by eating them, just as they ate lions to become lionhearted; deer, so they could run fast; and foxes, to be cunning.

    Nobody is certain how many cannibal tribes exist today. Some say none; others say that there are still several tribes on the South Pacific island of New Guinea practicing cannibalism.

    The rarest disease in the world, called Kuru, or laughing sickness, affects only the cannibals of New Guinea and is believed to be caused by eating human brains!


    What Is the Most Popular Board Game Played?

    The real-estate game of Monopoly is the all-time best-seller among board games. Since it was introduced in 1935 and up through 1974, more than 80,000,000 sets have been sold!

    The company that manufactures the game, Parker Brothers, prints $18,500,000,000,000 (181/4 trillion dollars) worth of play money for Monopoly every year. This is more than the total of real money printed in the entire world.


    Why Do You Hear the Ocean Roar in a Seashell?

    Have you ever picked up a large shell on the beach and held it to your ear? If so, you were probably amazed to hear sounds, like the roar of the ocean, reach your ear from inside the shell.

    But how could that be? Well, it can't! This is simply an exciting idea created perhaps by someone with a vivid imagination. However, there is a perfectly logical scientific explanation for it.

    The sounds you hear in a seashell are the exact same sounds that are always being made around you, although some may be so low that either you don't hear them or you don't pay attention to them.

    However, when you put a seashell to your ear, something happens to those sounds. Inside the shell is a hollow, or "empty," area. This hollow area works like the hollow body of a guitar, to amplify sounds, or make them louder.

    So the seashell's hollow body is actually picking up all the little noises around you and amplifying them, so that together they make the sounds that make you think of the ocean's roar.


    Why Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa Lean?

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a marble bell tower at Pisa, Italy. Even though the tower has been leaning since it was under construction, it has stood for hundreds of years, despite the fact that it looks as if it might fall any minute.

    The tower was begun over 800 years ago, in 1173, and after the first three of its eight stories were built, the ground started to sink, and the tower began to lean. It has continued leaning, a millimeter each year, and now leans 14 feet out of line.

    Still, the lean does not stop thousands of tourists each year from climbing its 300 winding steps to the bell tower to view Pisa and the surrounding countryside.


    Why Did People Put Gargoyles on Buildings?

    Gargoyles are weird stone figures which are half human and half animal or half bird. They sit on edges of roofs of many old cathedrals, palaces, and other buildings. But these frightening figures are not there to frighten away passers-by; they serve a very useful purpose.

    Gargoyles are actually waterspouts to catch the rain as it flows off the roof. This water is piped into the mouths of the gargoyles and is emptied into the street, instead of dripping down the sides of the building and damaging it.

    Stoneworkers who created these gargoyles in medieval times are said to have represented their friends in the grotesque forms of these gargoyles.

    Some people believe that gargoyles were named from the French word gargouiller, which means "to gargle." Perhaps this is true, since people do make strange and even grotesque faces when they gargle water in their throats.


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    • A frog can’t empty its stomach by vomiting.
    • A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
    • The lung fish can live out of water for three years in a state of suspended animation.
    • The bark of an older red wood tree is fire proof.
    • The average American consumes nine pounds of food additives every year.
    • 7000 new insects species are discovered every year.
    • The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap
    • Barbie’s fill name is babra Millicent Roberts.
    • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
    • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
    • If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
    • Pearls melt in vinegar
    • It's possible to lead a cow upstairs... but not downstairs..
    • Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
    • Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
    • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
    • "I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
    • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
    • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
    • OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.
    • POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during chase on ice, can reach 25 miles / hr of speed.
    • KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell.
    • ELEPHANT teeth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
    • OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.
    • In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
    • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
    • The c!garette lighter was invented before the match.
    • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
    • Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
    • German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
    • A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

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    • The snowiest city in the U.S.A. is blue canyon, California Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.
    • Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
    • The great warrior Genghis khan died in bed while having $ex.
    • No matter how cold it gets gasoline will not freeze.
    • SNAILS have 14175 teeth laid along 135 rows on their tongue.
    • A BUTTERFLY has 12,000 eyes.
    • DOLPHINS sleep with 1 eye open.
    • A BLUE WHALE can eat as much as 3 tones of food everyday, but at the same time can live without food for 6 months.
    • The EARTH has over 12,00,000 species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.
    • The fierce DINOSAUR was TYRANNOSAURS which has sixty long & sharp teeth, used to attack & eat other dinosaurs.
    • DEMETRIO was a mammal like REPTILE with a snail on its back. This acted as a radiator to cool the body of the animal.
    • CASSOWARY is one of the dangerous BIRD, that can kill a man or animal by tearing off with its dagger like claw.
    • The SWAN has over 25,000 feathers in its body.
    • Some lions mates over 50 times a day.
    • American did not commonly use forks until after the civil war.
    • The most productive day of the week is Tuesday.
    • In the 1930’s America track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.
    • There’s a great mushroom in Oregon that is 2,400 years old. Covers 3.4 square miles of land and is still growing.
    • Jimmy Carter is the first U.S.A. president to have born in hospital.
    • Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
    • Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
    • Human birth control pill work on gorillas.
    • The right lung takes in more air than the left.
    • It is illegal to own a red car in shanghai china.
    • A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.
    • Astronauts cannot burp in space.
    • People who ride on roller coaters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain.
    • Black bears are not always black they can be brown, cinnamon, yellow and sometimes white.
    • People with blue eyes see better in dark.
    • Each year 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment.
    • The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet.
    • The sun is 330330 times larger than the earth.
    • The cow gives nearly 200000 glass of milk in her lifetime.
    • There are more female than male millionaires in the U.S.A.
    • A male baboon can kill a leopard.
    • When a person dies, hearing is usually the first sense to go.
    • Bill gates house was designed using Macintosh computer.
    • Nearly 22,000 cheques will be deducted from the wrong account over the next hour.
    • Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made from grass.

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    • Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips ..
    • A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death ..
    • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
    • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19 You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
    • By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless).
    • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
    • American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
    • The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola
    • Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!
    • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
    • The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
    • Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
    • Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator game..
    • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.
    • During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance ..
    • Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
    • Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
    • Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
    • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
    • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
    • Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
    • Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
    • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
    • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
    • The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
    • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple and silver!

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    • The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickles the company once had.
    • Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
    • The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
    • The dot over the letter 'i' is called a "tittle".
    • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
    • Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
    • A duck's quack doesn't echo ... no one knows why.
    • 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
    • Every person has a unique tongue print
    • 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
    • The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was albino.
    • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
    • The largest bell in the world is the Tsar Kolokol in the Kremlin in Moscow. It's 20' 2" high and 21' 8" in diameter. Cast in 1735, it weighs 222.56 tons and has never been wrung...it cracked before it was installed.
    • The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil.
    • The largest body of fresh water in the world is Lake Superior.
    • The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell.
    • The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.
    • The largest coffee importer center in the U.S. is located in the city of New Orleans, LA.
    • The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is 3,500,000 square miles.
    • The largest gold nugget ever found weighed 172 lbs., 13 oz.
    • The largest Great White Shark ever caught measured 37 feet and weighed 24,000 pounds. It was found in a herring weir in New Brunswick in 1930.
    • The largest hailstone ever recorded was 17.5 inches in diameter bigger than a basketball.
    • The largest human organ is the liver, which weighs about 55 ounces in a person weighing 150 pounds. By some definitions, the skin is an organ, in which case skin would be the largest organ at 384 ounces.

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