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    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred
    and Wilma Flintstone.
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    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
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    Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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    Coca-Cola was originally green.
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    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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    The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
    Alaska!
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    The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
    The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
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    The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
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    The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
    61,000
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    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
    1910.
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    The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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    The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
    Tom Sawyer.
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    Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
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    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
    history:
    Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs -Alexander, the Great,
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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    111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
    12,345,678,987,654,321
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    Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
    Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
    the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
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    "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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    Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
    looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
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    What occurs more often in December than any other month?
    Conception.
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    Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace
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    Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
    requested? Obsession
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    If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you
    would find the letter "A"? One thousand
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    What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
    printers all have in common? All invented by women.
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    What is the only food that doesn't spoil? Honey
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    There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year
    -
    what day is it? Father's Day
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    What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
    ironic?
    He was allergic to carrots.
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    What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party? Snoop in
    your medicine cabinet.
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    In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
    When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed
    firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".
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    It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month
    after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with
    all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their
    calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know
    today as the honeymoon.
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    In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts.
    So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell
    at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we
    get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
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    Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the
    rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they
    used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase
    inspired by this practice.
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    In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only
    Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English
    language.


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    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!


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    LOL, i tried, almost

    "The successful man is the average man, focused."

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    Guilty

    "I did'nt get where I'm at today by worrying about how I'm going to feel tomorrow."

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    Great facts! Green Coke was the one that surprised me. Thanks for posting.

    Andy

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