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        The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.

        A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

        The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is its plural, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses.

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

        An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

        Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

        The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella."

        Cleo and Caesar were the early stage names of Cher and Sonny Bono.

        Ben and Jerry's sends the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.

        Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

        Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth...and whose shame created the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."

        The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

        The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

        Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean McBricker.

        A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

        The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

        If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die, they need gravity to swallow.

        Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

        The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

        It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

        White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (formerly of the Monkees)

        Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.

        If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

        Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.

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

        Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

        Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

        Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

        The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... Thus the saying.

        Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

        The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."

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

        101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

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

        The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

        A whale's penis is called a dork.

        Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
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        Wow, very interesting, it got me looking for some more and here they are:

        Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

        In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

        There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

        Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

        Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

        The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

        There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos! 

        There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

        The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off! 

        Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

        The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

        Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

        Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

        One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year! 

        The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!

        During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!

        Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!

        Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

        The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!

        In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!

        There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones! 

        About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!

        More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!

        A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!

        Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

        In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!

        Slugs have 4 noses!

        Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!

        Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

        Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue! 

        The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!

        It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!

        There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses! 

        Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes! 

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        Very interesting indeed, enjoyed reading the post, thank you so kindly
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        ...lucky pigs!
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        hahahahahhaha my thought too ishin!! I have a sudden desire to be a pink piglet.......oink oink
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        Darn lucky pigs!!!
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        ishin wrote:

        ...lucky pigs!

        Hehe - that was my first thought when I read that one.

        Some great weirdo facts there - great post Lips and MommyMachine.



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