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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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Football & Fat Kids


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


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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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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Elephant & Watermelon


In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water.

The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

In 1948 and 1950 the oldest ears of popping corn were discovered. They were located in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico. They ranged in size from smaller than a penny to approximately two inches, and were about 4,000 years old.

The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines.

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China.

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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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Hot Foot Teddy

The ostrich’s intestinal tract is up to 45 feet long.ostrich

The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo and the boy’s name is Jack.

7′1″ Wilt Chamberlain’s parents were 5′8″.

Agovernment study reveraled that pigs can become drunk.

An eyelash lives five months.

Surveys have found the average person will use the bathroom six times during the workday.

A cow’s sweatglands are in its nose.

The national anthem of Greece has 156 verses.

Living persons can not appear on U.S. stamps.

Mozart never went to school.

Smokey the Bear’s original name was Hot Foot Teddy.

Queen Elizabeth was an eighteen year old mechanic in the English military.

The watch pocket in pants is also known as the fob.

The actual playing time in a big league baseball game which lasts two and a half hours has been clocked at 9 minutes and 55 seconds.

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YKK Is Not For Year 2000


The reason why golf balls have dimples on them is because it helps in the ball to move a farther distance by reducing drag.

There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.

Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.

Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes.

Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted.

The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan.

Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

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