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Old February 20th, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Intresting Facts

1. Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada

Post on February 1, 1969!



2. In Tokyo , a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less

than 50 minutes!



3. There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers

cookie zoo!



4. Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William

never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!



5. Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per

second!



6. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a

standard playing card!



7. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!



8. There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight

inhabitants!



9. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in

Renaissance Florence to shave them off!



10. Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!



11. The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!



12. Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with

which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!



13. Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a

restaurant is considered an insult!



14. One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!



15. The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye,

Pupeye, and Poopeye!



16. Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as

money in Siberia !



17. The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their

hands on each other's shoulders!







18. When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per

hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!



19. A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!



20. A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce

is used to start the average automobile!



21. The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!


22. A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than

those found at the sun's surface!



23. A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!



24. It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone

solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States !



25. It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it

never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!



26. Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!



27. Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the

United States and Canada !



28. The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand

likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!



29. Most lipstick contains fish scales!



30. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when

typing!



31. One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of

pollen!



32. It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a

curb in St. Louis !



33. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!



34. No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in

half!



35. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in

the air is a skein!



36. Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using

products made for right handed people!



37. There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State

Building !



38. If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to

reach one trillion!



39. Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!



40. A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
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4. Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William

never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!


That is because the last thing Queen Elizabeth needs these days is a tabloid photo of both princes engaged in a threesome with an airhostess in mile high club
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Re: Intresting Facts

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight

inhabitants!


This no longer applies because lots of casinos in Las Vegas were closing down due to the economic recession experienced in the America right now.
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There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight

inhabitants!


This no longer applies because lots of casinos in Las Vegas were closing down due to the economic recession experienced in the America right now.

Yes but people are also leaving Las Vegas because of the recession. So the ratio probably is still true. Maybe instead of 8:1 its now 8.1:1. So??
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