Some handy tips & ponderings


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·         "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
·         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.
·         Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
·         In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces.
·         In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.
·         More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.
·         The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old.
·         There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones.  
·         Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
·         80% of millionaires drive second-hand cars.
·         A Boy Scout who forcibly helps an old lady across the street is called an officious interloper. Ask any lawyer.
·         A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. 
·         A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
·         A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997. 
·         A snail can sleep for three years.
·         A third of the world's people live on less than $2 a day, with 1.2 billion people living on less than $1 a day.
·         Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide. 
·         Adrian II (867-872) was the last married Catholic pope. He was actually married before he became pope, but refused to adopt celibacy or give up his wife when he ascended the papal throne.
·         All polar bears are left-handed.
·         Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.
·         Americans consume 42 tons of aspirin per day. 
·         Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
·         An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
·         Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
·         Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing heroin in 1898. 
·         Beethoven's last symphony was his 9th.
·         Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women. 
·         Butterflies taste with their feet.
·         Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston. 
·         Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Psycho, which actually took 7 days to shoot. 
·         Cocaine was sold to cure sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1880s. 
·         Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy. 
·         During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!
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