In the latter part of the 18th century, Prussian surgeons treated stutterers by snipping off portions of their tongues.

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In 2005, each person in the world consumed, on average, 77 beverages made by The Coca-Cola Company.

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

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You will weigh less if you weigh yourself when the moon is full.

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

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A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

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

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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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At any one time, there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the United States.

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The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year.

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A typical full-time worker in the US with a four-year college degree earns about $50,000. This is 62% more than a worker with only a high-school diploma.

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A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

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You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.

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It takes a ton of water to make a pound of refined sugar.

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In 2004, there were about 36 million people in the US aged 65 and over.

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The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

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The top five oil exporting nations in the World are Saudi Arabia, Russia, Norway, United Arab Emirates and Iran.

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Pearls melt in vinegar.

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

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"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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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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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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As of July 2005, China was the largest country in the World with a population of over 1.3 billion people (over 20% of the World's population).

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Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.

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Active membership in the United Auto Workers union at the Big Three auto makers has declined from 800,000 members in 1970 to around 270,000 members in 2005.

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Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and stuffed with feathers.

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The cost of prescription drugs in the US has increased on average by 8.3% annually since 1994. The average rate of inflation during this time period was only about 2.5%.

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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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First novel ever written on a typewriter: "Tom Sawyer."

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In 1976, the 10 billionth gallon of "Coca-Cola" syrup was produced.

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Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg.

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Reindeer like to eat bananas.

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48% of astronauts experience motion sickness.

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Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You won't be able to retain enough motor control and consciousness to do so after such a large amount.

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

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The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

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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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The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturday.

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Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.

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Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MRSA infection.

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Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.

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According to the Higher Education Research Institute, about 8 in 10 college freshman in the US say they believe in God.

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The age limit for marriage in France was, until recently, 15 for girls, but 18 for boys. The age for girls was raised to 18 in 2006.

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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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According to the Higher Education Research Institute, about 8 in 10 college freshman in the US say they believe in God.

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

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Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

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If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available.

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There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.

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Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

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

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On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.

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Only humans sleep on their backs.

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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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The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson's day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.

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

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