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kathi m.
13.03.2002, 10:31
1. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

2. Coca-cola was originally green.

3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.

4. Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class: $40,000

5. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28

6. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38

7. Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33

8. Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80

9. Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50

10. Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation : 58

11. Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85

12. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.

13. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

14. Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90

15. Percentage of mammal species (including humans!!) that are: 3

16. Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7

17. Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3

18. Only food that does not spoil: honey

19. Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird

20. Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica

21. Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig

22. Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.

23. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

24. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.

25. Polar bears are left-handed.

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

27. 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.

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

29. 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."

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

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

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

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

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

35. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."

36. Camel's milk does not curdle.

37. An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

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

39. Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

40. All porcupines float in water.

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

42. Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

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

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

45. 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.

46. Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

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

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

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

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

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

52. 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.