2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.

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The US has about 9 billion chickens. China has more than 13 billion.

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Between 1990 and 2005, only one CEO received more than $1 billion in total compensation -- Citigroup's Sanford I. Weill.

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The first known marketer of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.

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According to a Harvard School of Public Health study, nearly twice as many people commit suicide in the 15 states in the US with the highest gun ownership rates than in the six states with the lowest rates.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.

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Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the largest planet in the solar system, twice as big as all the other planets combined.

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The brain is soft and gelatinous - its consistency is something between jelly and cooked pasta.

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

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Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

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There was once a town in West Virginia called "6".

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Nearly 90% of American teens used the Internet in 2005.

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The US has about 9 billion chickens. China has more than 13 billion.

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Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

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No president of the United States was an only child.

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To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.

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The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.

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Blue and white are the most common school colors.

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Horses can't vomit and pigs can't look up in the sky.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades--King David, Clubs--Alexander the Great, Hearts--Charlemagne and Diamonds--Julius Caesar.

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The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches (.28 cm) long.

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Tiger Woods is the highest paid athlete. He makes around $80 million per year (or $219,000 per day).

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It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.

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In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her cheating adulterous husband but she may only do so with her bare hands.

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Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been struck by lighting.

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Sir Isaac Newton, who invented Calculus, had trouble with names to the point where he would forget his brothers' names.

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Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.

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If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.

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

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Coco Chanel started the trend for sun tans in 1923 when she got accidentally burnt on a cruise.

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Adding a drop of olive oil and lemon juice to an ice cube then running it over your face gives you better results than some expensive skin care products.

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A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

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About 17% of humans are left-handed. The same is true of chimpanzees and gorillas.

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Methane gas can often be seen bubbling up from the bottom of ponds. It is produced by the decomposition of dead plants and animals in the mud.

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Only 2 blue moons (the saying 'only once in a blue moon ' refers to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar month) are to occur between now and 2001. Those times are January 1999 and March 1999.

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In 2005, the country of Angola had the highest infant mortality rate in the World with over 187 deaths per 1,000 births.

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The town of Kennesaw, Georgia has required its citizens to own a firearm and ammunition since 1982.

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Not only the fur of the tiger is striped but also its skin.

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In 1958, Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM forecast a world market for only 5 computers.

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The life expectancy at birth in Swaziland is estimated to be only 33 years old (as of 2005)!

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The world's longest game of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours.

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On average people fear spiders more than death.

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Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.

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Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

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No president of the United States was an only child.

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The Pope's been known to wear red Prada shoes.

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In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her cheating adulterous husband but she may only do so with her bare hands.

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The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll.

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The largest living thing on the face of the Earth is a mushroom underground in Oregon. It measures three and a half miles in diameter.

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More than half of women in the United States will not leave their home without makeup on.

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

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was originally entitled Headcheese, but was changed at the last minute.

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

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Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

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