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Bird Food

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.


Every three seconds a baby is born somewhere in the world.


The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year…


Pluto was discovered on February 10, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.


Termites have been around for over 250 million years.


The average person changes their career every 13 years.


The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles.

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Sleepy Ants

By weight, the sun is 70% hydrogen, 28% helium, 1.5% carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and 0.5% all other elements.


Melba toast is named after an Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.


Astronomers once believed a planet named Vulcan existed between Mercury and the Sun.


Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint.


Ants do not sleep.


The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle from Sept 12-20, 1992.


Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth.


More than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958.

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Football & Fat Kids

(I LOVE GUACAMOLE…AND FOOTBALL)

The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards.

A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue.


The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger.


Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.


People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States.


In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it.


On average, a person has two million sweat glands.


France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896.


The longer white infants from low-income families are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as young children.


111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette.

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Turkey Toads

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Kleenex was called “Celluwipes” when first introduced in 1924.


There are 11 points on the leaf on the Canadian flag.


Montgomery Waed’s first catalog was printed in 1872- on one sheet of paper.


Ray Charles dropped his last name, Robinson, to avoid confusion with boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.


the words loosen and unloosen mean the same thing.


Almost half the bones in your body are found in the hands and feet.


Istanbul, Turkey is in two continents-Europe and Asia.


Toads do not have teeth.

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What If’s

Why do we call it a tv set when you only get one of them?

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Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?


Why are there Interstate highways in Hawaii?


Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?


Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?


If 7/11 is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?


If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they get Teflon to stick to the pan?


If you are in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn the headlights on?


You know that indestructible little black box that is used on planes? Why can’t they make the whole plane out of the same substance?


Can you be a closet claustrophobic?


Why is the word ‘abbreviation’ so long?


If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?

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First Year Sales

Chuck Conners, best known as “The Rifleman,” played for the Boston Celtics in the first year of the NBA (National Basketball Association). His basketball-tazgame was not much to speak of. He could run, and he could rebound, but he was a poor shot, averaging 4.6 points a game while making only 24% of his field-goal tries at a time when 28 to 30% was respectable. He was more renowned for his theatrical antics.



The Canadian Tulip Festival is the world’s largest tulip festival. Held in mid-May in Ottawa and Hull, this festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Two million tulips were planted as part of the Millennium Tulip Challenge in 2000. Up to five million tulips bloomed in the National Capital Region, coinciding perfectly with the festival.



Dismal first-year sales of famous products:
1. VW Beetle (U.S.)–sold 330 first year.
2. Liquid Paper–sold 1,200 bottles first year
3. Cuisinart–sold 200 first year.
4. Remington typewriter–sold 8 first year.
5. Scrabble–sold 532 first year.
6. Coca-Cola–sold 25 bottles first year. (For total of $50; supplies and advertising ran $70.)

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Real Advertisements


Supposedly, these are actual advertisements that have appeared in papers across the country.

Lost: small apricot poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family. newspaper-stand

A superb and inexpensive restaurant. Fine food expertly served by waitresses in appetizing forms.

Dinner Special — Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00.

For sale: an antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.

Four-poster bed, 101 years old. Perfect for antique lover.

Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too.

Wanted: 50 girls for stripping machine operators in factory.

Wanted: Unmarried girls to pick fresh fruit and produce at night.

We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand.


For Sale — Eight puppies from a German Shepperd and an Alaskan Hussy.

Great Dames for sale.

Have several very old dresses from grandmother in beautiful condition.

Tired of cleaning yourself? Let me do it.

Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.

Vacation Special: have your home exterminated.

If you think you’ve seen everything in Paris, visit the Pere Lachasis Cemetery. It boasts such immortals as Moliere, Jean de la Fontain, and Chopin.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, the breathtaking backdrop for the Serena Lodge. Swim in the

lovely pool while you drink it all in.

The hotel has bowling alleys, tennis courts, comfortable beds, and other athletic facilities.

Toaster: A gift that every member of the family appreciates. Automatically burns toast.

Sheer stockings. Designed for fancy dress, but so serviceable that lots of women wear nothing else.

Stock up and save. Limit: one.

We build bodies that last a lifetime.

For Rent: 6-room hated apartment.

Man, honest. Will take anything.

Wanted: chambermaid in rectory. Love in, $200 a month. References required.

Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

UsedCars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated? Come here first!

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Wierd And Possibly True Stories

LOS ANGELES TIMES, October 8:

People of northwestern Montana have been advised to be on the lookout for drunken bears. Black bears and grizzlies have been congregating along the tracks of the Burlington Northern railroad tracks, where a train carrying hundreds of tons of corn derailed some time ago. The corn has fermented, and the aroma is attracting the bears. “The bears are actually intoxicated up there,” said wildlife biologist Loren Hicks. And a grizzly with a hangover can be cross as a bear.



Sunday, November 29, 1992

An investigation by the Dallas Morning News revealed the city’s public schools employ at least 185 people who have been convicted of felonies, including two convicted murderers.

In response, the school superintendent promised that the city would begin periodic records checks.



A co-worker of mine fielded phone calls from his Alumni Association every three months for about five years, ostensibly checking to see that his records were up to date, and coincidentally asking if he’d like to donate to the Alumni Association. Once, when checking his records, the employee asked, “Is xxx-xxxx your current phone number?

Seeing his opportunity, he answered no, and made up a new phone number. He hasn’t heard from them since.



On Saturday last, I had dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. My fortune read:

“You will gain admiration from your pears.”

Comice? Bartlett? Canned? I don’t grow or eat them, anyway.



One night, a few co-workers at the computer data centre where I work stayed late and we all started to get hungry. We decided to order in food by phone, but our boss thought that, since we work with computers, it would be more appropriate to order by Internet. After we contacted a fast food chain’s web site and spent a long time registering as new customers for the delivery service, a message appeared on the screeen: “Thank you for your business. You will be able to order food in three days.”



Martinez, California:

Gus Kramer faces an unusual challenge in his race for county assessor: His opponents would rather see a dead man elected.

Kramer’s only rival in the Contra Costa County race, Dan Hallissy, died of a heart attack April 10 — too late for anyone else to run.

But Hallissy’s name will remain on the ballot for the June 7 nonpartisan primary. And the incumbent assessor is working to get him elected.

Voters should have “a chance to elect an honest, experienced person to this office,” said assessor John Biasotti.

A Hallissy victory would force a special election next March, open to any candidate.

U.S. Representative Bill Baker, a Republican, also is backing the posthumous effort. His spokesman said voters should have a choice.

Kramer, who briefly stopped campaigning to mark Hallissy’s death, decried the effort as a “classical case of cronyism.” He said his opponents “want the taxpayer to blow $800,000,” about the cost of a special election.

Kramer also bristled at the charge he’s unfit for the job, citing his experience as city clerk for Martinez and as a real estate agent for the county’s Public Works Department.

The assessor’s office is responsible for estimating property values in the 830,000-person county, 30 miles east of San Francisco. The job pays $84,000 a year.


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Monkeys In Racecars

In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, and his jet-powered hydroplane was 27 feet long called “Spirit of Australia.” Warby built the boat himself in his back yard.


Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second.


People who studies laughter are called a “gelotologists.”


Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.


Chameleons can move their eyes independently. One eye can be lookingforward and one eye backward at the same time.46781-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-3d-Driver-Racing-A-Chrome-And-Red-Formula-One-Race-Car


Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm.


Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.


In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him.


Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake.


Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918.


English sailors were referred to as “limeys” because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy.


Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day.

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Old Testament Cruelty

Casanova learned to read in less than a month.


Thug Behram, a member of the Indian Thugee cult, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of ceremonial cloth called a “ruhmal.”


pianoCoprastasophobia is the fear of constipation.


Early in his career, Liberace performed as Walter Busterkeys.


During World War II, W.C. Fields kept $50,000 in Germany. His reason? “In case the little bastard wins.”


The official name for Silly Putty is “Dow Corning Dilatant Compound 3179.”


The first magician to saw a woman in half was Count de Grisley. He did the famous illusion in 1799.gorilla


Gorilla penises are just one-third the size of an average man’s.


At one time, Baskin Robbins made ketchup ice cream.


It’s against the law to ride a tricycle faster than 10 m.p.h. in Vancouver, Canada.


In the Old Testament, before David could marry Saul’s daughter, Michal, he had to collect the foreskins of 100 Philistines.bible



The world’s shortest alphabet is Rotokas, from the Soloman Islands. It has only 11 letters.


Your body grows 40 feet of hair each night.


The world’s deepest lake is Lake Baikal, in the south central part of Siberia. It is 5,712 feet deep.


Englishman Sean Stewart became the youngest documented father in 1998 at the age of 12.


There are 200 million privately owned guns in the U.S., including 65 million handguns.


“Arithmophobia” is the fear of numbers.


Earthworms have five hearts.


The most frequently performed stage illusion is the “Zig Zag Girl.” In this trick, a woman stands in a cabinet and appears to be cut into three pieces.

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