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The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language. 

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night. 

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. 

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. 

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white. 

Women blink nearly twice as much as men. 

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. 

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. 

TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard. 

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction 

The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. 

A snail can sleep for 3 years. 

China has more English speakers than the United States . 

The electric chair was invented by a dentist. 

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world. 

The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA. 

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. 

Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. 

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. 

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.  

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. 

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. 

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. 

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. 

The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE. 

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. 

Polar bears are left-handed. 

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds. 

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death. 

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. 

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. 

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. 

The average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing. 

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. 

There are more chickens than people in the world. 

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey . 

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
"screeched." 

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple. 

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
(the "hairy one" uses mt as an abbreviation for empty)  

Almonds are members of the peach family. 

There are only four words in the English language which end in "- dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. 

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. 

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. 

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time
displayed on a watch is 10:10. 

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. 

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. 

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world. 

In England , the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. 

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz." 

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. 

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. 

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. 

Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand. The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop. Skepticism's is the longest word that alternates hands.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

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

The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

Camel's milk does not curdle.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

All porcupines float in water.

The world's largest wine cask is in Heidelberg, Germany.

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

The first song played on Armed Forces Radio during operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casba" by the Clash.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

The only nation who's name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.

The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil.

The word for "dog" in the Australian aboriginal language Mbabaran happens to be "dog."

When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

All elephants walk on tip-toe, because the back portion of their foot is made up of all fat and no bone.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemange, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

 

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