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Did you know is a very useful tool to revise curious world facts in English

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  1. 1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  2. 2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  3. 3. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
  4. 4. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  5. 5. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  6. 6. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  7. 7. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  8. 8. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  9. 9. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  10. 10. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  11. 11. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  12. 12. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  13. 13. There are only four words in the English language which end in"-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  14. 14. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  15. 15. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  16. 16. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  17. 17. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  18. 18. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  19. 19. The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  20. 20. When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
  21. 21. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It’s a Wonderful Life."
  22. 22. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  23. 23. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  24. 24. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  25. 25. On an American $1 bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  26. 26. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  27. 27. Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.
  28. 28. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  29. 29. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  30. 30. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
  31. 31. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
  32. 32. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  33. 33. Every person has a unique eye & tongue print. .
  34. 34. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled. .
  35. 35. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  36. 36. John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
  37. 37. Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.
  38. 38. Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  41. 41. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode. .
  42. 42. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  43. 43. Dr. Seuss is actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounds like Sue-ice.
  44. 44. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  45. 45. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in First Class.
  46. 46. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  47. 47. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  48. 48. Upper and lower case letters are named "upper" and "lower" because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the lower case letters.
  49. 49. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  50. 50. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
  51. 51. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.
  52. 52. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. It also took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
  53. 53. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
  54. 54. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
  55. 55. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  56. 56. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  57. 57. 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.
  58. 58. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  59. 59. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
  60. 60. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  61. 61. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  62. 62. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
  63. 63. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
  64. 64. Sharon Stone was the first StarSearch spokesmodel.
  65. 65. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
  66. 66. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  67. 67. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
  68. 68. Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
  69. 69. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!

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