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U.S. Interstates which go north-south are numbered sequentially starting from the west with odd numbers,
and Interstates which go east-west are numbered sequentially starting from the south with even numbers.

Until 1967, LSD was legal in California.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Video Killed the Radio Star was the very first video ever played on MTV.
Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated for some time.
Walt Disney's autograph bears no resemblance to the famous Disney logo.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
When a horned toad is angry, it squirts blood from it's eyes.
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles to frown, but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and whack them in the head.
When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.
While at Havard University, Edward Kennedy was suspended for cheating on a Spanish exam.
While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes wore a fake beard.
Whitby, Ontario has more donut stores per capita than any other place in the world.

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan carries the designation M-1, named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
You blink about 84,000,000 times a year.
You breathe about 10 million times a year.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

You can tell if a skunk is about if you smell only .000 000 000 000 071 ounce of its spray.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
10 tons of space dust fall on the Earth everyday.
101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
12 or more cows is called a flink.

142857 is a cyclic number, the numbers of which always appear in the same order but rotated around when multiplied by any number from 1 to 6.
142857 * 2 = 285714
142857 * 3 = 428571
142857 *4 = 571428
142857 * 5 = 714285
142857 * 6 = 857142

2500 lefties die each year using products designed for righties.
28 percent of Africa is wilderness.
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38 percent of America is wilderness.
4000 people are injured by teapots each year.

70 percent of Americans have visited Disneyland World

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