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    1. Coca-cola was originally green.
    2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US
    Treasury.
    3. Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2)poodle; 3)golden retriever.
    4. Dumbest dog: Afghan
    5. Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
    6. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
    7. Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where they grew
    up: 1 in 2
    8. Amount American Airlines saved in '87 by taking out 1 olive
    from each salad served in first class: $40,000
    9. City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong
    10. State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
    Alaska
    11. Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
    12. Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
    13. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
    14. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
    15. Estimated % of American adults who go on diet each year: 44%
    16. Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
    17. Average number of days a West German goes without washing his
    underwear: 7
    18. Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36%
    19. Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services:
    43%
    20. City with highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists:
    Washington DC
    21. Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same
    woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
    22. % of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50%
    23. % of men who say they are happier after their divorce or
    separation: 58%
    24. % of women who say they are happier after their divorce or
    separation: 85%
    25. Number of different family relationships for which Hallmark makes
    cards: 105
    26. Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
    27. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
    61,000.
    28. Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney
    World: 70%
    29. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    30. Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
    31. Portion of potatoes sold that are French fried: 1/3
    32. Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonald's each day: 7
    33. Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90%
    34. Percentage of mammal species that are: 3%
    35. Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary
    schools are above national average: 50%
    36. Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
    37. Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7.
    38. Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
    39. Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanon
    40. Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
    41. Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for
    "Profiles in Courage"
    42. Only President awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of
    buoying vessels over shoals
    43. Only food that does not spoil: honey
    44. Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question:
    Dr. Joyce Brothers (subject is boxing)
    45. Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
    46. Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
    47. Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: pig
    48. Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
    49. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
    50. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
    51. Polar bears are left-handed.
    52. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
    53. Eskimos never gamble.
    54. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
    1910.
    55. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    56. Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
    57. Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
    58. Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
    59. Your nose and ears never stop growing.
    60. Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system
    combined.
    61. Hot water is heavier than cold.
    62. The parachute was invented by da Vinci in 1515.
    63. They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.
    64. Cream does not weigh as much as milk.
    65. Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.
    66. Iceland consumes more Coca-cola per capita than any other nation.
    67. First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer."
    68. There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day
    of the year.
    69. Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
    70. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
    71. Men get hiccups more often than women.
    72. Armadillos can be housebroken.
     
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    Fun Facts

    What occurs more often in December than any other month?
    Conception.

    A survey of 1000 American women and men revealed this as their leastfavorite household chore. What is it?
    Vacuuming the stairs.

    It is estimated that 9 out of 10 American women do this with theirfeet.
    Wear shoes at least 2 sizes too narrow.

    In a recent survey, Americans were asked what one modern conveniencethey could not live without. The most common answer...
    Scotch tape.

    Only 14% of Americans say they've done this with the opposite sex. What is it?
    Skinny dipping.

    What is the world's most common animal?
    The rat. Found everywhere in the world, including Antarctica.

    What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other TV show?
    No theme song.

    Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
    Their birthplace. This is propinquity.

    The average person will spend approximately one year out of their lifetime doing this. What is it?
    Searching for lost or misplaced items.

    Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat namerequested?
    Obsession

    Most executives say this automatically eliminates a candidate from jobconsideration - what is it?
    A typo in their resume.

    More women do this in the bathroom than men.
    Wash their hands.
    Women - 80% Men - 55%

    If you're single, there's a 1 in 3 chance you did this the last time you were with your significant other.
    Lied.

    It takes an average person about 7 minutes to do this.
    Fall asleep.

    What is the most common name in the world?
    Mohammed

    What do 100% of all lottery winners do?
    Gain weight.

    Surveys reveal that girls do this for the first time in their back yard.
    First kiss.

    A "Bridal Guide" survey reveals that 77% of all newlywed couples do this.
    Sex in rooms other than the bedroom.

    In a recent survey, Americans revealed that this was their favorite smell.
    Banana

    It takes an average woman 14 minutes to do this after she gets in bed.
    Turn off the lights.

    If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you wouldfind the letter "A"?
    One thousand

    The odds are 1 in 2 that your best friend will do this if you are a married man.
    Fantasize about your wife.

    Hockey legend Wayne Gretsky does this for good luck.
    Only tucks in the right side of his jersey.

    What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printersall have in common?
    All invented by women.
     
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    WTF? Did this stat come from the Russian front?

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    And that's why we revere her so much :cof:
     
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    #20 - Totally Useless Information - Who would have "thunk" it? If Congressmen watch these telecasts, I don't think they are getting the message. Or maybe the ministers preach something different for Washington, D.C.
     
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    Wouldn't that be nice.
     
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    I'm not average either :(

    Is that a good thing? LOL!
     
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    Not all of that was true...


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    Ok, let's go through this. Most of these lists of facts contain a few fallacies that have been thought fact because of distribution.

    disclaimer: Many which I marked as true, I did because I could not find credible evidence disproving them. Some may be false, but I couldn't prove it.
     

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