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One of the many Tarzans, Karmuela Searlel, was mauled to death on the set by a raging elephant.

Professional ballerinas use about twelve pairs of toe shoes per week.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Cranberry Jello is only sold in November and December, and is the only jello flavor that comes from real fruit, not artificial flavoring.

Don MacLean's song "American Pie" was written about Buddy Holly.

Impotence is legal grounds for divorce in 24 American states.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.

Twinkies aren't made, they're formed by a chemical process.

A family of six died in Oregon during WWII as a result of a Japanese balloon bomb.

AM and PM stand for "Ante-Meridian" and "Post-Meridian," respectively, and A.D. Actually stands for "Anno Domini" rather than "After Death.

The first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone in a hot air balloon was
a Stanford alumni.

Benito Mussolini would ward off the evil eye by touching his testicles.

Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle

Stalin was only five feet, four inches tall.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day and can walk

Polar bears' fur is not white, it's clear.
Polar bear skin is actually black. Their hair is hollow and acts like fiber optics, directing sunlight to warm their skin.

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -it will let you go instantly.

Killer whales kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

The only planet without a ring is earth.

If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots.

The Amazon rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply.

A group of kangaroos is called a mob.

A group of whales is called a pod.

A group of geese is called a gaggle.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like
it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.

A rhinoceros's horn is made of hair.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie
Shrimps' hearts are in their heads.

Even more Amazing Facts

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated
that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply
of footballs.

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

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

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

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or
handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the
whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle," is the phrase inspired by
this practice.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes...when
you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep
on. That's where the phrase, "good night, sleep tight" came from.

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the Pacific.
When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo
belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the
pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

Things I've Learned

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night." Age 6

I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Age 7

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up. Age 13

I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14

I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29

I've learned...that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 39

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it. Age 41

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little card. Age 44

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others. Age 46

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47

I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49

I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone. Age 50

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 52

I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a > medicine cabinet full of pills. Age 52

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. Age 53

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58

I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, try to improve your marriage. Age 61

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.
you need to be able to throw something back. Age 64

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family,
the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. Age 66

I've learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72

I've learned that it pays to believe in miracles. And to tell the truth, I've seen several. Age 73

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 82

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch ---
holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. Age 85

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92


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