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

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

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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 unemployment rate of Liberia was estimated at 85% in 2003.

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Only humans sleep on their backs.

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Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.

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

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The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common foxglove plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.

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America once issued a 5-cent bill.

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If all the Coca-Cola vending machines in the U.S. were stacked one on top of each other, the pile would be over 450 miles high.

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Naturalists use marshmallows to lure alligators out of swamps.

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

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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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In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

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During World War II, the British Intelligence used the Colossus Machines (precursor to computers) at Bletchley Park to help decode the enigma code of the Nazis.

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The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours.

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

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Weevils are more resistant to poisons in the morning than at night.

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A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbook can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

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Even though it is widely attributed to him Shakespeare never actually used the word 'gadzooks'.

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

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Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

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

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

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

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A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

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The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter iJi.

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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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The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.

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When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" being played on the radio.

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The richest countries in the World, measured by GDP per capita are Luxembourg ($58,900 per capita) and the United States ($40,100). The poorest countries are Malawi ($600) and East Timor ($400).

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The U.S. ranks 29th in overall life expectancy, which is 78 years.

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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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Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. president to hold a patent. It was for an invention to buoy boats over shallow rivers.

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China has about $1 trillion in personal savings and a savings rate of close to 50%. The US has about $158 billion in personal savings and an average savings rate of only about 2%.

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The parachute was invented by DiVinci in 1515.

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The national orchestra of Monaco (a nation in Europe) has more individuals than its army.

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The human brain is 80% water.

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The United States has more airports than any other nation (there are over 14,800).

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In medieval Thailand, they had moveable type printing presses. The type was made from baked oxen dung.

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The electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928.

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The electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928.

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Goldfish swallowing started at Harvard in 1939.

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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 first female guest host of "Saturday Night Live" was Candace Bergen.

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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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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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Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

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San Jose was the original capital of California.

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The most popular car color between 2000 and 2005 was silver.

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

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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There are only four words in the common English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

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