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    Bored = useless facts time :p

    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

    The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

    A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

    There are more chickens than people in the world.

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

    All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on
    4:20.

    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
    silver or purple.

    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the
    letters "mt".

    Almonds are a member of the peach family.

    There are only 4 words in the English language which end
    in dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

    In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

    Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

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

    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

    In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

    The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a
    radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

    The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

    There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

    The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

    A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it
    starves to death.

    A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but
    actually clear.

    Elvis had a twin brother named Aaron, who died at birth,
    which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron: in honor
    of his brother. It is also misspelled on his tomb stone.

    Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he
    doesn't wear pants.

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

    Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."

    If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually
    turn white.

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

    The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
    uses every letter in the English language.

    The names of the continents all end with the same letter
    with which they start, with the exception of North America.

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

    The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are
    read left to right or right to left.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 byeliminating one
    olive from each salad served in first-class.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a
    population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres.

    "Go!" is the shortest complete sentence in the English
    language.

    No president of the United states was an only child.

    And last and definitely most important:

    The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it!

    Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

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

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

    No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

    Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

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

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

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

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

    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

    All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being
    seen wearing them in public.

    Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

    The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

    The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

    Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

    Turtles can breathe through their butts.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

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

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

    On average people fear spiders more than death.

    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

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

    All polar bears are left handed.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

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    bloody interesting read that. cheers.

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    thats past a bit of time, some interesting things among there, although i wonder how many polpe will stop eating chocolate now

    The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it!

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    bloody hell thats one hell of a long list of completly usless info but it passes the time in the office on a friday

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    A saw the "coconut milk/blood plasma" thing done in a Jackie Chan film.

    Interesting read.

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    Interesting, but a few errors though -

    Goldfish do have a memory longer than 3 secconds, this was proven on an episode of Discovery Channel's show "Mythbusters" where goldfish were trained to swim through a "maze"!

    Also, you can sneeze without closing your eyes, I've done it. You can do it too if you try!

    Toothbrushes near the toilet - again Mythbusters showed that after a month in a bathroom it makes no difference where you keep your toothbrush, it will have about the same number of faecal choliforms (sp) on it. Besides, everyone keeps their toothbrush about 3-4 ft from their toilet and it doesnt tend to do them any harm! (ok, so dentists may reccomend moving it, but there's no benifit.)

    Impossibly to lick your own elbow? I'm afraid it is possible: http://www.duke.edu/~pcl2/april/duncan_elbow.JPG

    There's probably more but I'm bored now!
    B.A.D.

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    When your finished with that lot....
    http://www.kellys.com/know.html
    Probably a lot of duplicates of the above.
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