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    Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher who died in 1832,left his entire estate to the London Hospital provided that his body be allowed to preside over its board meetings. His skeleton was clothed and fitted with a wax mask of his face. It was present at the meeting for 92 years.

    On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

    Four Score and a very long time ago, Abe Lincoln bought 50 cents worth of cocaine in 1860.

    One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.

    In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.

    More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

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

    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

    MTV first aired at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981. The first video was 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by The Buggles.
     
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    That's kinda scary. One of my twinlets is left-handed. Only lefty in the family on both sides, except for an uncle who became left handed after losing the use of his right arm.

    Wonder how lefties die from using right-handed products? :eusa_think:
     
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    My dad was left handed but they made him switch in grade school, my brother is left handed and my son favors his left hand. I can also do a few things left handed.
     
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    This seems to be the same CEO selection policy as most US banking and financial services.
     
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    Your from a whole heard of south paws.
     
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    More Fun Facts:

    The first pornographic film was created by Thomas Edison's assistant.

    The inventor of the unicycle never learned to ride one.

    In Vietnam, it is illegal to own more than one home.

    Homosexuality is more prevalent in the Eskimo culture than in any other culture in the world.

    One of the Dead Sea scrolls describes Moses as a pedophile.

    Between 1902 and 1912, agricultural/peanut pioneer George Washington Carver led three expeditions into British Columbia in search of Bigfoot.

    Much of American Sign Language was invented by a one-armed man.

    Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes was afraid of the dark. (Inspiration for Dracula)

    Martin Luther King Jr. lip-synched most of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

    The loser of a traditional medieval jousting match was expected to offer sexual favors to the winner.

    Jim Henson developed an allergy to fleece.

    The game of checkers is banned in North Korea.

    Buzz Aldrin left a Playboy magazine on the surface of the moon.

    Richard Nixon lost a Frisbee on the roof of the White House.

    The U.S. Constitution contains four sentence fragments.

    American inventor Eli Whitney once tipped a bartender the modern equivalent of $10,000 for a glass of water.

    Fred Rogers, better known as Mister Rogers, wore sweaters to conceal extensive forearm tattoos commemorating his short stint as a Merchant Marine.

    In 1930, President Herbert Hoover nearly suffocated when he became locked inside an airtight vault while touring Fort Knox.

    And those have been some more fun facts!
     
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    and we all played baseball/softball, go figure. Hitting is one of the things I can go left handed. ;)
     
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    Um, Anyone got a left handed screwdriver?
     

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