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Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer.

Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.
George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
Gerald Ford pardoned Robert E. Lee posthumously of all crimes of treason.
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 the radio newscast about the wreck. The Professor's real name was Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann's last name was Summers and Mrs. Howell's maiden name was Wentworth.

Gold nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed.
A single ounce of gold can be beaten out into a sheet that is 300 square feet.
Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there .

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
Halloween took place in the town of Haddonfield, Illinois but almost all the cars in the film had California license plates.
Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word "seppuku" which means, literally, "belly splitting."
Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Hilary Clinton once said We are the President.
Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time.
They could avoid misfortune by marrying a tree first. The tree ( his third wife ) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again.

Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil
Hong Kong has the most Rolls Royce's per capita.
Howdy Doody had 48 freckles.
Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
Human hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death.
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!
Humans have more than 600 muscles in their bodies.
Hummingbirds can't walk.
I am is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other country.
Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.
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.

If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.
If the population of the Earth continued to increase at its present rate indefinitely, by 3530 A.D. the total mass of human flesh and blood would equal the mass of the Earth. By 6826 A.D. it would equal the mass of the known universe.
If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

If you ate too many carrots you would turn orange

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don't, you can't see it.
If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
If you multiply 526,315,789,473,684,210 with any number you will always find the original number in the result!

If you pause "Saturday Night Fever" at the "How Deep Is Your Love" rehearsal scene, you will see the camera crew reflected in the dance hall mirror.
If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
If you stretched all the nerves in the body from end to end, they would be about 47 miles long.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
In 1961, an IBM 7090 computer calculated Pi to 100 265 digits.
In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam" Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson." In this story, Holmes uses both the word “Elementary” and the phrase, “my dear Watson“, in somewhat close proximity. 

In Star Trek Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty" but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott."
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
In a normal life time an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.
In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it's smiling.)
In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'
In the Andes, time is often measured by how long it takes to smoke a cigarette.
In the October 22, 1945 edition of Life magazine there was a picture of a chicken with its head cut off. It was alive too!
In the film 'Star Trek : First Contact', when Picard shows Lilly she is orbiting Earth, Australia and Papa New Guinea are clearly visible .. but New Zealand is missing.

India has 50 million monkeys.
Intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair.
It costs $6,400 to raise a medium size dog to age of 11.
It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.
It is illegal to ride a street car on Sunday if have been eating garlic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
It takes the Where's Waldo artist one month to complete a drawing.
It takes the typical person seven minutes to fall asleep.
It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this at home!)
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breath-alyzer to read 0.
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing 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.

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