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    The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

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

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

    Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.

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

    It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

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

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

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

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

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

    Almonds are members of the peach family.

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

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

    The youngest pope was 11 years old.

    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

    A snail can sleep for 3 years.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from
    salad served in first-class.

    China has more English speakers than the United States.

    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.

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

    Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

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

    The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

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

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

    Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

    You know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than
    by a
    poisonous spider.

    The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each
    of diesel that it burns.

    Cat's urine glows under a black light.

    In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike
    factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers
    the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers-they saw it as competition.

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

    The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

    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
    6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an
    atomic bomb.

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

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
    stop growing.

    If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would
    seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a
    human's neck.

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

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