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  1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why. (except in Salford, Manchester. The University of Salford conducted an experiment proving this much quoted internet fact to be a fallacy. So there you go, never believe anything you read on t'internet
  7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
  8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.
  14. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.
  15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
  18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
  19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
  23. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
  24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will help reduce the number of tears.
  27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
  28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
  29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
  30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. Not to mention the other drawback to passing gas in such a confined space....
  32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  33. The Guinness World Record for holding the most Guinness World Records is set by Ashrita Furman , who has broken over 303 official Guinness World records
  34. The first British Cyclist to ride 25 miles in under one hour was Ralph Dougherty (1939). Ralph Dougherty was also the first cyclist to be disciplined for failing to wear black socks (which at the time were compulsory because in early time trials, cyclists had to look 'inconspicuous' because initially cycle races were banned in Britain) - Cycling Facts
  35. The annual coal carrying world championships is held every year in Gawthorpe, Yorkshire. The ideal weight of the winner is said to be 10st 7lb and the most successful entrants are window cleaners, builders and farmers Yorkshire Facts
  36. There are more rats in New York City than people (8.3m). (Estimates vary enormously on the number of rats in New York up to a high of 100 million)
  37. A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog - This is the shortest sentence which uses all letters in the alphabet.

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