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The first ever patent in the UK was Aaron Tarhbone and Roget Burges, Map makers in 1618!

There is a town in Texas called 'Ding Dong.'

A shrimps heart is in its head.

1/3 of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.
Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.'

Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball made of rubber.

The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.

According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.

The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.

A whale's penis is called a dork.

Papaphobia is the fear of Popes.

Trueman Capote, the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's, had the middle name of Stucklefuss!

Tremendous erosion at the base of Niagara Falls (USA) undermines the shale cliffs and as a result, the falls have receded approximately 7 miles over the last 10,000 years.

The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.

In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.

Your statistical chance of being murdered in one in twenty thousand.

Avocados are poisonous to birds.

The largest diamond ever found was an astounding 3,106 carats!

The Mayans found crossed eyes beautiful, while Syrians dig a monobrow.

Jericho is the oldest walled city in the at 9,000 years old!

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

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Firday the 13th."

Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

An iceberg contains more thermal energy than a lit match.

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30's lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

A mature, well-established termite colony with as many as 60,000 members will eat only about one-fifth of an ounce of wood a day.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

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  • Disco
  • April 21, 2011, 12:38 pm
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    In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Big for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'

    Did you mean ben?

    No, it was a typo, I meant to hit c and I hit g instead -_-. Bic is a brand of pen.
    - Disco April 21, 2011, 3:27 pm
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