It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0. Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel proved this wrong.

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

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

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There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.

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Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels.

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A giraffe has a 20-inch tongue.

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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 US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one.

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The egg came first.

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The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

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America's best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla.

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A pipe organ was the loudest sound that could be made in the year 1600.

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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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Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.

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King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.

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More than half of American families with teenagers use filters to limit access to adult content online.

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The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.

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Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.

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The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

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Blue and white are the most common school colors.

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The largest potato was grown in Lebanon by Khalil Semhat near Tyre. The spud was 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds).

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The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one.

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Scientists have determined that fungi are more closely related to human beings and animals than to other plants.

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Pearls melt in vinegar.

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The Himalayas cover one-tenth of the Earth's surface.

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

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There are more germs in the human mouth than in the anus.

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Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!

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9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. This isn't true; Joseph Swan did.

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The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states.

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It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0. Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel proved this wrong.

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The largest man-made lake in the U.S. is Lake Mead, created by Hoover Dam.

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Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "e".

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Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

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The new 787 Boeing was revealed on 7/8/07 or July 8th, 07.

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Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."

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By law, employees do not have to wash hands after sneezing.

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Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.

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The average CEO's salary in the US is 475 times greater than the average worker's salary. In Japan, it is 11 times greater; in France, 15 times; in Canada, 20; in South Africa, 21, and in Britain, 22.

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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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Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.

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It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0. Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel proved this wrong.

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

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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

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There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.

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Ewan McGregor was offered, but turned down, the part of Neo in the Matrix. Will Smith was also approached to play Neo but turned it down in order make Wild Wild West.

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Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

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There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach.

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Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO, holds the records for highest executive compensation in one year -- $706 million in 2001.

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In Bhutan, government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.

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9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. This isn't true; Joseph Swan did.

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Rats are incapable of puking.

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80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women.

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In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

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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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