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*Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.

*85 per cent of all life on earth is plankton.

*The oldest known vegetable is the pea.

*To see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.

*Men of the Walibri tribe of cenral Australia greet each other by shaking each other's *****,instead of shaking each other's hand.

*Carniverous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.

*Iguanas can and do commit suicide.

*An eyelash lives for about 5 months.

*There is cyanide in apple pips.

*The water we drink is 3 billion years old.

*Everything weighs one per cent less at the equator.

*Only two female mammals possess hymens;humans and horses.

*Ants dont sleep.

*Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

*Sheep buried in snowdrifts can survive for up to 2 weeks.

*Strawberries are members of the rose family.

*More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.

*Nobody knows where Mozart is buried.

*Eskimos use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.

*Birmingham(UK) has 22 more miles of canals than Venice.

*If an Amish man has a beard,hes married.

*Mexico once had three presidents in one day.

*The Coca-Cola company is the largest consumer of vanilla in the world.

*Millions of trees are accidentaly planted by squirrels that bury their nuts and then forget where they left them.

*9 out of every 10 living thing lives in the ocean.

*Lipstick contains fish scales.

*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

*Cows give more milk when they listen to music.

*'Puffs' tissues didnt sell well in Germany because 'Puff' in German means brothel.

*Parsley is the most widely used herb in the world.

*There is 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has ever been mined.

*The Wright brother's first flight was shorter than the wingspan of a 747.

*The Sanskrit word for 'War' means 'Desire for more cows'.

*Monaco's national orchestra is bigger than it's army.

*About 70 per cent of all living organisms in the world are bacteria.

*The Zambian authorities dont allow tourists to take pictures of Pygmies.

*Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.

*In China, the bride wears red.

*The largest toy distributor in the world is Mcdonalds.

*The cashew nut is a member of the poison ivy family.

*Beleif in ther existence of vacuums used to be punishable by death under church law.

*M&Ms were developed so that soldiers could eat chocolate without getting sticky fingers.

*The only wild camels in the world are in Australia.

*Half the world's population has seen a James Bond movie.

*Numbering houses in London streets only began in 1764.

*Only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date.

*Anthropologists know of no known human society whose children dont play hide and seek.

*A snail's reproductive organs are in it's head.

*90% of women who walk into a department store turn to the right.Noone knows why.

*The average 4 year old child asks over 400 questions a day.

*More people are killed annually by donkeys than in aeroplane crashes.

*Schizophrenics hardly ever yawn.

*Every year there are more births in India than there are people in Australia.

*Sex between snakes lasts from 6 to 12 hours.

*During US conscription for World war two,there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.

*A Dalmation is the only dog that can get gout.

*A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.

*Himalaya means 'home of snow'.

*In Belgium there is a strawberry museum.

*In Chinese the words for 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.

*Horses,rabbits and rats can't vomit.

*The first time women and men used separate toilets was in 1739 at a Paris ball.

*Ocean waves can travel as fast as a jet plane.

*The creature with the largest brain in relation to it's body is the ant.

*Camel milk does not curdle.

*John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.

*The religion of the Todas people of southern India forbids them to cross any type of bridge.

*Every year in the US,more people are killed by deer than by any other animal.

*Cows can hear lower and higher freqencies than we can.

*15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in th human body every second.

*China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.

*Mitsubishi launched it's 'Pajero' four wheel drive without realizing that 'Pajero' is spanish for 'W*nker'.

*Geese often mate for life,and can pine to death at the loss of their mate.

*The sound made by Victoria falls in Zimbabwe can be heard 40 miles away.

*The word 'Sunday' is not in the bible.

*More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.

*In ancient Egypt ,when a cat died,it was mandatory for it's owner to shave off his eyebrows to show his grief.

*Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

*The US has more bagpipe bands than Scotland.

*Before 1800 there was no such thing as separate shoes for left and right feet.

*10 tons of space dust falls on the earth every day.

*Unlike humans,canaries can regenerate their brain cells.

*Vincent Van Gogh's brain was destroyed by the mercury he took to counteract syphilis.

*Most of the villans in the bible have red hair.

*A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror but a monkey cannot.

*Ben and Jerrys send their waste to local pig farmers to use as feed.Pigs love all flavours except 'Mint oreo'.

*The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

*Men with a certain rare medical condition can breastfeed babies.

*On average 12 newborn babies will be given to wrong parents every day.

*Squirrels cannot contract rabies.

*In ancient Rome,when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.

*50% of female polar bears also have a *****.

*Duelling in Paraguay is legal as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

*An adult giraffe´s kick is so powerfull it can decapitate a lion.

*There are more pigs than humans in Denmark.

*A female donkey´s milk is closest to human milk.

*Chocolate can kill dogs-it directly effects their brain and nervous system.

*Porcupines float in water.

*Turtles can breathe through their anus.

*Camels have three eyelids.

*A bee can smell with it´s knees.

*There have been 2,036 known nuclear bomb explosions since World War two.

*All human beings have four nostrils.

*The steam engine was invented in ancient Greece.

*Coffee is not made from beans.

*Strawberries are not berries.

*Over a billion people have been killed by marmots.

*The largest thing a blue whale can swallow is a grapefruit.

*George Washington's teeth previously belonged to a hippopotamus.

*Panama hats come from Equador.

*Reigndeer were the first animals ever to be domesticated.

*Balsa is the world's strongest wood.

*Loofahs come from trees (not the sea).

*Carrots were purple in the middle ages.

*Shrimps are the loudest thing in the ocean.

*Hitler was not a vegetarian.

*The fruit fly was the first animal in space.

*Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.

*The largest man made structure on earth is Fresh kills ,the rubbish dump on Staten Island New York.

*European earwigs have two *****es.

*The moon smells like gunpowder.

*In the late 1700s, a tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. So THAT'S where the term, "blowin' smoke" came from!!
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Default Really Odd FACTS - Part Deux

*The guillotine was invented in Yorkshire,England.

*Kilts,bagpipes,haggis,porridge,whiskey and tartan are not of Scottish origin.

*Chameleons do not change colour to match their backgrounds.

*The mosquito is the most dangerous animal that has ever lived.

*Goldfish have 3 month memories(not 3 second).

*Your body creates and kills 15 million blood cells every second.

*The north pole of Uranus is dark for 42 years at a time.

*No part of Japan is more than 100 miles from the sea.

*On average ten people a year are kiled by vending machines.

*Humans are responsible for the deaths of around 70 million sharks each year.

*A lightning bolt strikes so fast it could circle the globe eight times in a second.

*If you walk outside George Orwell's old house in London you are now captured on surveillance cameras 33 times.

* "To be or not to be :that is the question,whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of ourageous fortune"

Is an anagram of

"In one of the bard's best thought-of-tragedies,our insistent hero,Hamlet,queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten"

*Stephen Speilberg directed the first ever episode of Columbo.

*Harry Houdini as the first man to fly a plane in Australia-in 1910.

*The world's first traffic island was installed at his own expense by Colonel Pierrepoint outside his London club.He was killed crossing over to it.

*Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

*Sir JM Barrie,Sir Isaac Newton and Hans Christian Anderson all died virgins.

*John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from it's owner in a poker game.

*Eric Clapton and Jack Nicholson each grew up beleiving their mothers to be their sisters.

*Chuck Berry invented the duck walk initally to hide the creases in his suit.

*Pope John XII and Attilla the hun both died whilst having sex.

*Mongolians put salt in their tea instead of sugar.

*Disneyworld is bigger than than the world's five smallest countries.

*Jennifer Anniston's godfather was Telly Savalas.

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

*Mountain goats are in fact small antelopes.

*Gerard Depardieu and Bill Gates both have photographic memories.

*The first Englishman to be killed in an aviation accident was Mr Royce of Rolls Royce fame.

*The whip was the first invention to break the sound barrier.

*Until the late 1990s,the RAF's nuclear bombs could be activated by using a bicycle lock key.

*There is an average of 90 suicides a day in Japan.

*All the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666.

*Crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to reptiles.

*Non dairy creamer is flammable.

*At any one time there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the US.

*Coca-Cola was originally green.

*The city with the most Rolls Royces per capita is Hong Kong.

*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.

*Each king in a pack of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades-King David ,Clubs-Alexander the Great ,Hearts-Charlamagne and Diamonds-Julius Caeser.

*It has been recommeded by dentists that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

*Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

*Butterflies taste with their feet.

*The strongest muscle in the body is the tounge.

*Starfish have no brains.

*Pearls melt in vinegar.

*Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

*Charlie Chaplin once won third place in Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.

*Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it.

*Venus is the only planet in the solar system that rotates clockwise.

*Footprints of the astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.

*Earthworms have five hearts.

*Fingerprints of Koala bears and humans are virtually indistinguishable.

*Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MSRA infection.


*In ancient Greece,children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

*Ghandi didn´t allow his wife to take pennicilin to save her life from pneumonia but took quinnine to save himself from malaria.

*Prostitutes in Roman times charged the equivalent price of 8 glasses of red wine.

*More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.

*The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon´s bedroom.

*Eating a packet of crisps a day is the equivalent to drinking five litres of cooking oil a year.

*The Himalayas cover one tenth of the Earth´s surface.

*Every drop of seawater contains approximately one billion gold atoms.

*During World War 2, IBM the built counting machines the Nazis used to manage their concentrtion camps.

*The total combined weight of the world´s ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

*Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian Pharoahs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

*The population of the world can live within the state boundaries of Texas.

*Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button as it was eliminated during surgery.

*The Roman emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.

*´Jaws´ is the most common name for a goldfish.

*Napoleon was terrified of cats.

*Russia has the most movie theatres in the world.

*The number of people alive on the Earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died.....Ever.
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Those were really odd but interesting--I never knew those things before
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WOW! Those are some weird and wild factoids! Thanks for sharing those with us!
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