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Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.
Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)
On an American one-dollar 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.
On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
On average, a 4 year old child asks 437 questions a day.

On the new one hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
Only female mosquitoes bite.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.

Pamela Lee-Anderson is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.
Panama hats come from Ecuador not Panama.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
Penguins are the only bird that can leap into the air like porpoises.

Pi 3.14159265359 it has been calculated to 2,260,321,363 digits. Click Here for 10,000 digits of pi!
Pigs can cover a mile in 7.5 minutes when running at top speed.
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eyes."
Pinocchio was made of pine.
Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.

Pluto's orbit crosses Neptune's making Pluto the eighth planet from the sun. It has been that way since 1979 and will remain that way until 1999.
Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.
Popeye was 5'6".
Porcupines float in water!
Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.


Royal baby has been named George Alexander Louis
Royal baby to be know as Prince George of Cambridge

The Royal Wedding
Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Friday 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey

Race car is a palindrome.
Ralph Lauren's original name was Ralph Lifshitz.
Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
Residents of the island of Lesbos are Lesbosians, rather than Lesbians. (Of course, lesbians are called lesbians because Sappho was from Lesbos.)
Revolvers cannot be silenced, due to all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.
Rhythm and "syzygy" are the longest English words without vowels.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Army, remains the only person, to date, to have graduated from the West Point military academy without a single demerit.
Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.
Russians generally answer the phone by saying, 'I'm listening.'

S.O.S. doesn't stand for "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls" -- It was chosen by an 1908 international conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O were easy to remember and just about anyone could key it and read it, S = dot dot dot, O = dash dash dash.
Samuel Clemens's pseudonym "Mark Twain" was the nickname of a riverboat pilot about whom Clemens wrote a needless nasty satirical piece. Apparently, Clemens felt guilty later and adopted the nom de plume as some sort of expiation. The phrase "mark twain" from which the river pilot got his name does not mean two fathoms (twelve feet.)

Sharon Stone was the first "Star Search" spokes model.
Singapore only has one train station.
Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!
Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight.
Smithee is a pseudonym that filmmakers use when they don't want their names to appear in the credits.
Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
Soda water does not contain soda.
Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.

Soweto in South Africa was derived from SOuth WEst TOwnship.
Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.'
Speak of the Devil is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention and he would appear.
St. Bernards, famous for their role as alpine rescue dogs, do NOT wear casks of brandy around their necks.
Stainless stell was invented by Harry Brearley in 1913.

Starfish have no brain.
Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.
Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of dust a year.

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