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03/01 The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
02/24 The world's longest game of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours.
02/22 St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.
02/19 If MySpace was a country, it would be the eight largest country in the world
02/10 The people in Bali only have one of four names: Wayan, Made, Nyoman, and Ketut
02/05 Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
02/04 The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away.
02/03 The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
02/02 Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
02/01 In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.
01/29 Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
01/28 Did you know that grapes, jello, cell phones, and pens all explode in the microwave?
01/27 The outdoor temperature can be estimated to within several degrees by timing the chirps of a cricket. It is done this way: count the number of chirps in a 15-second period, and add 37 to the total. The result will be very close to the actual Fahrenheit temperature. This formula, however, only works in warm weather.
01/26 Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
01/25 Octopi have gardens.
01/22 It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
01/21 A group of frogs is called an army. A group of rhinos is called a crash. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. A group of whales is called a pod. A group of geese is called a gaggle. A group of ravens is called a murder. A group of officers is called a mess. A group of larks is called an exaltation. A group of owls is called a parliament.
01/20 Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."
01/19 When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny.
01/14 Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
01/13 Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."
01/12 The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopics- ilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultra-microscopicsilicovol- canoconioses, its plural.
01/11 It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
01/08 Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
01/07 Chrysler built B-29's engines that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
01/06 Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump".
01/05 No president of the United States was an only child.
12/18 Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
12/17 In your lifetime, you will shed over 40 pounds of skin.
12/16 The only letter not appearing in the Periodic Table of Elements is J.
12/15 Stewardesses is the longest word typed with the left hand only.
12/14 A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
12/11 North Dakota is the only state in the US not to have had an earthquake.
12/10 Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
12/09 In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her cheating adulterous husband but she may only do so with her bare hands.
12/08 It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
12/07 If a foreign-born female gives birth on an airplane in U.S. airspace, or on a ship within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast, her child automatically becomes a U.S. citizen.
12/04 The national orchestra of Monaco(a nation in Europe)is larger than its army.
12/03 Those few folks who have survived a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge report that it takes about four seconds to hit the water, which is plenty of time to re-think and regret the decision.
12/02 More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year.
12/01 Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
11/30 The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
11/23 before 1859, baseball umpires sat in rocking chairs behind home plate.
11/20 Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
11/19 According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
11/18 There are 311,875,200 five-card hands possible in a 52 card deck of cards.
11/17 In 1987, American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from each salad it served in first class.
11/16 Contrary to the widely held belief, there are no wild tigers in Africa.
11/13 An elephant weighs less than the tongue of a blue whale.