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Knowing Me Knowing You

Being a People Person
* 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
* A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
* A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
* About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.
* Barbers at one time combined shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth. The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.
* Isaac Newton, Peter Tchaikovsky and Annie Lennox were all born on Christmas.
* Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy.
* Men commit suicide three times more frequently than women do. But women attempt suicide two to three times more often than men.
* Midgets and dwarves almost always have normal-sized children, even if both parents are midgets or dwarfs.
* More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
* While sleeping, one man in eight snores and one in ten grinds his teeth.
* Women shoplift more often than men; the statistics are 4 to 1.
* You share your birthday with at least nine million other people around the world.
* For the 66% of American's who admit to reading in the bathroom, the preferred reading material is "Reader's Digest."
* Fourteen percent of the one million citizens of Nairobi, Kenya carry the AIDS virus. Some 20% of the Kenyan military is infected. (1997)
* Gerald Ford, George Bush, Tommy Lasorda, Ted Koppel, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Bill Clinton are all left handed.
* In 1894 there were only 4 automobiles in the US.
* In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
* Three chemicals are used to execute criminals by lethal injection. First, Sodium Thiopental is injected, causing the inmate to fall into a deep sleep. The second chemical agent, Pancuronium Bromide, a muscle relaxer, follows. This causes the inmate to stop breathing due to paralyses of the diaphragm and lungs. Finally, Potassium Chloride is injected, stopping the heart

The Average Person
* The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.
* The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
* The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
* The average person laughs about 15 times a day.
* The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
* The average male will spend 2,965 hours shaving during his lifetime.
* The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.
* The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
* The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.
* Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.

Source: Corsinet.com/trivia







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