As of 2002, China had over 100 million manufacturing workers compared to about 17 million in the US, 12 million in Japan, 8.5 million in Germany and 2.3 million in Canada.

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Donald Rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary in US history.

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The principality of Monaco consists of 370 acres.

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Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.

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Only humans sleep on their backs.

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In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter"!

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In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

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Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6,400.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous line in The Terminator 'I'll be back' was originally scripted as 'I'll come back'.

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On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

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America once issued a 5-cent bill.

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In 1940, more than three-fourths of those age 25 and older in the US had not graduated from high school. In 2004, only 15% of those 25 and older did not have a high-school degree.

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Orangutans warn people to stay out of their territory by belching.

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The longest one syllable word in the English language is "screeched".

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Two phone books with their pages interlaced require more than 8000 pounds of pressure to separte.

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As of 2006, more than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet.

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Reindeer like to eat bananas.

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Orangutans warn people to stay out of their territory by belching.

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During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who had a beard was required to pay a special tax.

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Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is not considered an insult! Despite the expensive food, tipping is welcome as in any other country.

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Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.

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Rats are incapable of puking.

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As of 2006, 200 million blogs were left without updates.

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The Bureau of Standards says that the electron is the fastest thing in the world.

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

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In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.

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Urban birds have developed a short, fast "rap style" of singing, different from their rural counterparts.

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The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

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The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.

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The number of left-handed men is double that of left-handed women.

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In 32 years there are about 1 billion seconds!

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Abraham Lincoln faces to the right on a penny while all the other presidents face to the left on US coins.

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Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.

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Less than one per cent of the 500 Chinese cities have clean air, respiratory disease is China's leading cause of death.

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There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.

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Enough beer is poured every Saturday across America to fill the Orange Bowl.

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Cacao, the main ingredient of chocolate is the most pest-ridden tree in the jungle.

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Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

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The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

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25% of a human's bones are in its feet.

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Modern teenagers are better behaved than their counterparts of 20 years ago, showing "less problematic behavior" involving sex, drugs and drink.

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More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher who died in 1832,left his entire estate to the London Hospital provided that his body be allowed to preside over its board meetings. His skeleton was clothed and fitted with a wax mask of his face. It was present at the meeting for 92 years.

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The Population of the world can live within the state boundaries of Texas.

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Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

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It has been recommended by dentists that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (two meters) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush!

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22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.

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Nurses and doctors wash their hands between patients less than one-third of the time.

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The human brain is 80% water.

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TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

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The first video aired on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles in 1981.

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The US has used military force a number of times, but has only actually declared war 5 times (the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II).

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Plant seeds that have been stored for more than 200 years can be coaxed into new life.

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The number of cars on the planet is increasing three times faster than the population growth.

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Your odds of being killed in a tornado are 1 in 2 million.

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