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  1. In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
  2. In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
  3. If an orangutan belches at you, watch out. He's warning you to stay out of his territory.
  4. Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thoughthe might be retarded.
  5. The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
  6. About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're stillsitting on it.
  7. In 1984, a New Jersey man opened a summer camp for Cabbage Patch dolls.
  8. You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.
  9. How can you tell when a gorilla is angry? It sticks its tongue out.
  10. In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary formally married her 50-pound petrock.
  11. In 1980, the Yellow Pages accidentally listed a Texas funeral home under frozen foods.
  12. 1,200 college students streaked at the same time in Boulder, CO in 1974.
  13. In 1977, a 13-year-old boy discovered a tooth growing on his left foot.
  14. In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of toast.
  15. In the early '80s, a toad was discovered that meows instead ofcroaking.
  16. In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.
  17. About 96% of all American children can recognize Ronald McDonald.
  18. An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
  19. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  20. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
  21. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
  22. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
  23. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
  24. Watch out for flying hockey pucks - they travel at up to 100 mph.
  25. America's first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men.
  26. 98% of American drivers think they drive better than anyone else.
  27. In 1681, the last dodo bird died.
  28. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
  29. The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
  30. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  31. The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
  32. Howdy Doody had 48 freckles.
  33. What color was Christopher Columbus's hair? Blonde.
  34. In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.
  35. The most extras ever used in a movie was 300,000, for the film Gandhi in 1981.
  36. Every person has a unique tongue print.
  37. Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
  38. Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
  39. When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit
  40. Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets. 
  41. Bubble gum contains rubber.
  42. In high school, Robin Williams was voted "Least Likely to Succeed."     
  43. Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
  44. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
  45. Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
  46. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
  47. The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
  48. Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
  49. In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
  50. A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
  51. About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
  52. It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas. 
  53. Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.
  54. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
  55. Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as Pres. Bush in 1991.
  56. Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.
  57. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
  58. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  59. Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
  60. Mosquitos have teeth.
  61. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
  62. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
  63. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
  64. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  65. Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
  66. Captain Kangaroo won five Emmy awards.
  67. 27% of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."
  68. In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
  69. Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."
  70. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  71. "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

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