7 marzo 2008

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

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

99% of the solar systems mass is concentrated in the sun.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes

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

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30

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

Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

If your eyes are six feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away.

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

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

In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.

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

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow.

In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.

It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland.

It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its original size: "L.A."

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

More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world. (old)

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.

Mosquitoes have teeth.

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

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.

One in every 4 americans has appeared on television.

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930's lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not as chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.

Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

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

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

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

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