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The legbones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.

No matter how big or small the piece of paper, you can't fold it in half eight times
The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister,
Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.

The state of Maryland has no natural lakes.

Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man who ran a saloon there
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

Moisture, not air, causes superglue to dry.

Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.

Sarsaparilla is the root that flavors root beer.

The U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado is the only mint that marks its pennies.

A full moon always rises at sunset.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Rabbits love licorice.

Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser
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 recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.

Panama hats come from Ecuador not Panama.

Urea is found in humna urine and dalmatian dogs and nowhere else
Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

The Earl of Condom was a knighted personal physician to England's King Charles
II in the mid-1600's. The Earl was requested to produce a method to protect the
King from syphillis.(Charles the II's pleasure-loving nature was notorious.) The
result should be obvious.

There is no word in the English language that rhymes with orange
Lynyrd Skynard was the name of the gym teacher of the boys who went on to form that band. He once told them, "You boys ain't never gonna amount to nothin'.
M & M's were developed so that soldiers could eat candy without getting their fingers sticky.

The Grateful Dead were once called The Warlocks.

Pinocchio was made of pine.

A banana tree is not a tree; it is an herb.

Alma mater means bountiful mother.

Glass flutes do not expand with humidity so their owners are spared the nuisance of tuning them.

Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.

Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.

The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

"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 realise
what is occuring, relax and correct itself. At about that height it hits maximum
speed and when it hits the ground it's rib cage absorbs most of the impact.

The female ferret is referred to as a `jill'
Alexander the Great was an epileptic
Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight. Elton comes from Elton Dean, a Bluesology sax player. John comes from Long John Baldry, founder of Blues Inc. They were the first electric white blues band ever seen in England-

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

The original plan for Disneyland included a Lilliputland.

The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."

The "ZIP" in Zip Code stands for "Zone Improvement Plan."

Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875

Crickets hear through their knees.

Turnips turn green when sunburnt.

Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.

Crows have the largest cerebral hemispheres, relative to body size, of any avian family.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

St. Bernard is the patron saint of skiers.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles
Of all U.S. Presidents, none lived to be older than John Adams, who died at the age of 91
Abe Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln drank the milk.

George Washington's false teeth were made of whale bone
Gerald Ford was the only man who held both the Presidency and the Vice-
Presidency but who was not elected to either post.

Gerald Ford was once a male model.

According to the ceremonial customs of Orthodox Judaism, it is officially sundown when you cannot tell the difference between a black thread and a red one.

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

In Kenya they don't drive on the right or left side of the street in particular, just on whichever side is smoother.

The Utah State Bird is the California Seagull and the Utah State Tree is the Colorado Spruce
Cyano-acrylate glues (Super glues) were invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.

Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet
A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

An elephant can be pregnant for up to two years.

Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

Marijuana is Spanish for 'Mary Jane.'

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