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Bet you didn't know

  • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.
  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  • Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
  • City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong
  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
  • Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
  • Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
  • Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36
  • Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
  • Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
  • Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
  • Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
  • Percentage of mammal species that are: 3
  • Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honours: 4/5
  • Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan
  • Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Only president to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy, for "Profiles in Courage”
  • Only president awarded a patent: Abraham Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
  • Only food that does not spoil: honey
  • Only bird that can fly backwards:Hummingbird
  • Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
  • Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig
  • Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
  • An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  • In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • Eskimos never gamble.
  • The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
  • Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
  • Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined.
  • Hot water is heavier than cold.
  • Da Vinci invented the parachute in 1515.
  • They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.
  • Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.
  • Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
  • First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer.”
  • There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  • Men get hiccups more often than women.

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