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Marshmallow Peeps

The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928

Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green

Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes

On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels

The green ring that is formed around the yolk of eggs that have been cooked too long is formed by the chemical reaction from the iron in the yolk and the sulphur in the white part of the egg

The silk that is produced by spiders is stronger than steel

The first president to have a picture taken was John Quincy Adams

Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze

1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.

It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war

In 1902, the game table tennis was brought to the U.S. from Europe by Parker Brothers

Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes themlooks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

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Worm Food

There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the “Bermuda Triangle.” It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers.

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.

Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.

The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history .

Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever.

The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent

Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years.

The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match

Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior.

Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400.

The Chinese politician Mao Zedong refused to ever brush his teeth and instead just washed his mouth with tea.

The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.

Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food.This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”

Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called “Chakalates.”

In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger.

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Pizza Feast

The biggest pumpkin the world weighs 1,337.6 pounds .

The highest consumption of Pizza occurs during Super Bowl week.

During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore.

Approximately 55% of movies released are Rated R.

The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens.

Tarantulas can live up to 30 years.

On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs

More than half the time spent in United States courts is cases that involve automobiles.

One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.

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Superstitions about Death


A bird in the house is a sign of a death.

If a robin flies into a room through a window, death will shortly follow.


Light candles on the night after November 1. One for each deceased relative should be placed in the window in the room where death occurred.


You must hold your breath while going past a cemetery or you will breathe in the spirit of someone who has recently died.


If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.

You will have bad luck if you do not stop the clock in the room where someone dies.


If a woman is buried in black, she will return to haunt the family.

If a dead person’s eyes are left open, he’ll find someone to take with him.

Mirrors in a house with a corpse should be covered or the person who sees himself will die next.


Dogs howling in the dark of night,
Howl for death before daylight.


If you dream of death it’s a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it’s a sign of death.

If you touch a loved one who has died, you won’t have dreams about them


A person who dies on Good Friday will go right to heaven.

A person who dies at midnight on Christmas Eve will go straight to heaven because the gates of heaven are open at that time.

All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave.

The soul of a dying person can’t escape the body and go to heaven if any locks are locked in the house.


If the left eye twitches there will soon be a death in the family.

If a dead person’s eyes are left open, he’ll find someone to take with him.


Funerals on Friday portend another death in the family during the year.

It’s bad luck to count the cars in a funeral cortege.

It’s bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on.

Thunder following a funeral means that the dead person’s soul has reached heaven.

Nothing new should be worn to a funeral, especially new shoes.

Pointing at a funeral procession will cause you to die within the month

Pregnant women should not attend funerals.


If the person buried lived a good life, flowers will grow on the grave. If the person was evil, weeds will grow.


If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon.


A white moth inside the house or trying to enter the house means death.


If 3 people are photographed together, the one in the middle will die first.


If 13 people sit down at a table to eat, one of them will die before the year is over.


Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house.

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Flying Mammels

The honey bee is the only bee that dies after stinging.

The only person whose birthday is a legal holiday everywhere in the U,S, is George Washington.

The only mammel that can fly is the bat.bat

The only thing named from the U.S. Patent Office is “patent leather”.

A shark is the only fish that can blink both eyes,

James Buchanan was the only bachelor President.

Maine is the only state in the U.S. which has only one syllable.

Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes entirely in the U.S.

The bee is the only insect that produces food which is eaten by man.

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Cat With 4 Ears

Meet Yoda, a household pet born with an extra pair of ears.

Chicago, Illinois, couple Valerie and Ted Rock took the cat in two years ago after they visited a local bar, where a group of drinkers were handing the animal around and making fun of him.

Since being adopted by the Rocks and after getting his picture posted on the Internet, the two-year-old feline has become an international media celebrity.

The Rocks have received calls from Good Morning America, Fox News and The Tyra Banks Show. The moggy’s mugshot has graced the pages of the London Guardian and British tabloids.

Despite his strange appearance, Yoda – named after the pointy-eared Star Wars character (pictured below) – is a perfectly normal and affectionate cat and a delight to have around.

His extra ears are thought to be the result of a genetic mutation.

But Yoda’s owners are keeping a close watch on their much-loved pet. They are concerned he could be catnapped because he is so different. 4 eared cat

These are some of the strange, weird and wacky stories of 2005:

A taxi driver in Dallas, Texas, was prosecuted for sprinkling dried faeces on pastries in a grocery shop. Customers had complained that the fresh-baked items smelled and tasted like manure.

A 29-year-old woman in the UK admitted that she had not washed her hair in 11 years.

A traffic warden slapped a parking ticket on a car which had its dead driver slumped at the wheel outside a shopping mall in Sydney, Australia. The warden failed to notice the man inside and issued the parking fine two days before the body was discovered.

Odd fish with human faces caused a sensation in South Korea. They were actually mutants born of carp and leather carp – but they looked really scary and spooky.

A straying couple in Jordan both started sizzling affairs in cyberspace. But the bad news for both is they found out they were married to each other.

A British bank had to apologise to a customer after they sent him a debit card bearing the name “Mr Dick Head”. Very embarrassingly for the card owner, he did not spot the mistake until he tried to buy something at a supermarket.

A parcel that vibrated and made strange noises sparked off a bomb alert in a German post office. Workers contacted the owner, who was forced to explain the contents – they turned out to be an inflatable sex doll.

A cat chewed the toes off the right foot of an elderly woman with senile dementia while she was asleep at a home for the aged in Japan. Workers found the 88-year-old woman bleeding from her feet, with all the toes missing from her right foot. Paw prints of a cat were found on the floor of the room.

A giant 13-foot (3.9m) python exploded after attacking and attempting to eat an alligator. Rangers in the Everglades National Park, Florida, found the snake lying dead with the 6-foot (1.6m) alligator protruding from its middle.

Dog lovers mourned the death of Sam, the world’s ugliest dog. Sam became a celebrity after winning an ugly pet contest in the US twice. When Sam died, its owner said: “I don’t think there’ll ever be another Sam. Some people might think that’s a good thing.”

A sparrow nearly ruined a world record attempt at dominoes when it flew in through an exhibition centre window and knocked down 23,000 tiles. Organisers shot the little bird, causing an outcry. As a tribute, the bird’s body will be displayed in a museum.

A court in Ontario acquitted a man of sexual assault charges because he suffered from “Sexsomnia” and was, as he claimed, asleep at the time of the incident.

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Crayola Galaxy

Crayola is a French word that means “Oily chalk.” 1

Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers .

Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament .

Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound .

At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour .

It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960’s car did.

The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal .

There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year .

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world .

In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs .

The word “moose” comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning “twig eater.”

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill .

An armadillo can walk under water .

There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars .

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Food That May Explode

In ancient China, doctors received their fees only if their patients were kept healthy. If their health failed, the doctor paid the patient.

Six people can feast on one scrambled ostrich egg for breakfast.

140 members of the Lodi Diving School in California played a monopoky game for 1008 hours-underwater.

The dot over the lettet i is called the tittle.

Morman leader Brigham Young invented the department store.

peanutsDirty snow melts faster than white snow because it is darker and absorbs more heat.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

A telephone signal travels 100,000 miles a second.

An elephant is not afraid of a mouse.

Mortarboard-the square topped hat worn at a graduation.

U.S. patent number 3,593,345 was granted for the “whisper seat” , a toilet seat with soundproofing lining to prevent noise from being heard by others.

The only mammel that can fly is the bat.

The bee is the only insect that produces food which is eaten by humans.

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3 Nipples

In 1855, dentist Robert Arthur was the first to use gold to fill cavities.brushing_teeth

Half of all coffee drinkers drink it black.

The revenue generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.

The rate of quadruplets are one set in every 490,000 births.

On Neptune, a year lasts 165 Earth years.

A person suffering from “polythelia” has three nipples.

Some herons in Japan pick up insects and cast them on the water, luring fish up to be speared by the herons’ beaks.

Between 1725 and 1765, the wife of a Russian peasant, Feodor Vassilyev, gave birth to 69 children. Two died in infancy.

It’s estimated that 40% of direct mail advertising is thrown away without it being opened.

Studies show 83% of men experience nocturnal emissions.

The smallest book in the Library of Congress is Old King Cole measuring just 1/25 inch by 1/25 inch, or about the size of a period at the end of this sentence.

Robert E. Lee was offered the opportunity to command either side during the Civil War.

The presiding doctor at an execution by hanging is known as a “ligophysician.”

The Incas measured time by how long it took a potato to cook.

From development to ejaculation, the lifespan of a sperm is about 2.5 months.

Qantas, the Australian airline, stands for Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service.

The Backstreet Boys have sold more than 200 million books worldwide.

A cocktail of gin and vermouth is called a Gibson if it has an onion in it. A cocktail of gin and vermouth is called a martini if it has an olive in it.

For every older brother a man has, his chances of being gay increase by one-third.

The Supremes started out as a quartet known as the Primettes.

A recent survey showed 75% of women made their bed every day, while 45% of men do so.

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Chuck Berry’s Occupation

A fly’s tastebuds are in its feet.

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was the second manto walk on the lunar surface. His mother’s maiden was moon.

An alligator can swallow an eight pound chicken in one swallow.

Thge comic strip “Peanuts” was originally called Li’l Folks.

In 1944, Fidel Castro was Cuba’s best schoolboy athlete. He was once given a tryout by the Washington Senators baseball team.

Studies found out that most right handed people will scratch with their left hand and vice-versa.

Chuck Berry has a degree in cosmetology from Gibbs Beauty College.

Normal body temperature for a cat is 101.5 and a dog’s  is 101.

Bees flap their wings 300 times per second.

No U.S. president has been an only child.parrot

John Wayne had an 18 inch neck.

In Massachusetts, it  is against the law to drive while shaving.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

A parrot’s vocabulary is usually no more than twenty words.

On average, each American will eat 286 eggs.

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