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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

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

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

All porcupines float in water.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

Camel's milk does not curdle.

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

Cats urine glows under a black light.

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

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

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

"Hang On Snoopy" is the official rock song of Ohio.

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

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

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

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

In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this @ home!)

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de os Angeles de Porciuncula"--and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: "L.A."

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

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

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

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.

On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

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

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.

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

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

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

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

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

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 giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

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

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. (Must have been designed by blondes)

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

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 national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

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

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

The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

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

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

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".

There are more chickens than people in the world.

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

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Tigers have stripped skin, not just stripped fur.

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

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

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.