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Fun Fact #50: If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.
Fun Fact #49: Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Fun Fact #48: If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
Fun Fact #47: Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
Fun Fact #46: Pearls dissolve in vinegar.
Fun Fact #45: Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
Fun Fact #44: Card kings were real kings:Spades-King David, Clubs-Alexander the Great, Hearts-Charlemagne, Diamonds-Julius Caesar.
Fun Fact #43: Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
Fun Fact #42: Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men.
Fun Fact #41: There is a molecule called fullerene60 that looks like a football.
Fun Fact #40: If you spell out consecutive numbers, you have to go up to one thousand until you would find the letter "a".
Fun Fact #39: The Hawaiian alphabet has 15 letters.
Fun Fact #38: "I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Fun Fact #37: No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange and purple.
Fun Fact #36: Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
Fun Fact #35: The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".
Fun Fact #34: The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet.
Fun Fact #33: The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
Fun Fact #32: 10% of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
Fun Fact #31: Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into to shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to "explode".
Fun Fact #30: A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch(53 cm) tongue!
Fun Fact #29: A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles (11,3 km) away.
Fun Fact #28: A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
Fun Fact #27: Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
Fun Fact #26: Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
Fun Fact #25: Porcupines float in water.
Fun Fact #24: Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
Fun Fact #23: The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans.
Fun Fact #22: The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Fun Fact #21: An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
Fun Fact #20: Koalas sleep 20 hours a day.
Fun Fact #19: A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Fun Fact #18:Polar bears are left handed.
Fun Fact #17: Elephants are the only land mammals that can't jump.
Fun Fact #16: Butterflies taste with their feet.
Fun Fact #15: A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.
Fun Fact #14:The ant can lift 50x its own weight, can pull 30x its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
Fun Fact #13: Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.
Fun Fact #12: It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
Fun Fact #11: 35% of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
Fun Fact #10: Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
Fun Fact #9: Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself
Fun Fact #8:The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Fun Fact #7:A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva.
Fun Fact #6: Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
Fun Fact #5:The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
Fun Fact #4:Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Fun Fact #3: The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue.
Fun Fact #2:If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.