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* The pound sign ( # ) is called an anoctothorpe.
* The first non-human to win an Oscar was Mickey Mouse.
* Pigs can run a mile in 7 ½ minutes.
* 2,500 left handers die each year using products designed for right handers.
* The only organization to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize durring WWI was the Red Cross.
* A can of SPAM™ is opened every 4 seconds.
* The hundred billionth Crayola crayon ever produced was Perriwinkle Blue.
* Every year more people are killed by donkeys, than in aircraft crashes.
* Popeye was five feet, six inches.
* A bowling pin must tilt 7.5 degrees to fall over.
* 4,000 people are injured by tea pots every year.
* The scientific name for your foot falling asleep is taresthesia.
* A stretched out slinky is 87 feet long.
* The Graham cracker was first used to combat alcoholism.
* Little more than half of the people living in the U.S. would rather fold, than wad their toilet paper.
* The life span of a taste bud is 10 days.
* The Paramount™ logo contains 22 stars.
* An Oscar weighs seven pounds
* The mongoose was not allowed to enter the U.S. unless it was dead in 1902.
* In an average day, a four year old child will ask 437 questions.
* A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
* The letters of the alphabet in order of frequency of use are: ETAISONHRDLUCMFWYPGVBKJQXZ
* A novel with 50,000 words, non of which contained the letter ‘E’ was written by Ernest Wright.
* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
* Tucson, Arizona and Fresno, California are the only city in the world to have more than one Costco™
* Two cups of butter is equal to one pound.
* Sesquipedalian is a word used to describe long words.
* The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
* The average speed of Heinz™ ketchup leaving the bottle is 25 miles per year.
* Chickens can’t swallow while they are upside-down.
* Dry fish food make goldfish constipated.
* There are more chickens in the world than people
* The word ‘and’ appears 46,277 times in the bible.
* The Empire State Building contains 10 million bricks.
* You consume one tenth (.1) calories when you lick a stamp.

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Smitty said:
the female preying mantis eats the head off the male during intercourse.
That is bull****, and is only a myth. Yes, the event did take place, but not in a mantis' natural habitat. This event happened when the mantis was deprived via food, I believe..... But, that's not true at all....

Oh, and George W. Bush has taken 50 vacations to his ranch since he was re-elected. Thats 10 times a year :looking
( This does not mean let's have a flame war ;) )

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Fact - A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
Fact - The chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour.
Fact - There seven distinctive types of combs on chickens: rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea, and V-shaped.
Fact - Unrelated to the chick, the male cock-of-the-rock bird earned the name "cock" because of its rooster-like appearance and combative behavior. The female of the species influenced the word "rock" being added to the name
because of her habit of nesting and rearing the young in sheltered rock niches.
Fact - There are four places in the United State with the word "chicken" in their name. Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle; in
Illinois and Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.
Fact - The largest chicken egg on record was nearly 12 oz., measuring 12 1/4" around.
Fact - The greatest number of yolks in one chicken egg is nine.
Fact - The record for laying the most eggs: seven in one day.
Fact - There are more chickens in the world than any other domesticated bird. More than one chicken for every human on the
face of this earth.
Fact - The longest distance flown by any chicken is 301 1/2 feet. (as the crow flies)
Fact - Every bird and mammal except the spiny anteater experiences REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
Fact - Did you know that some breeds of chickens can lay colored eggs? Sure enough, the Ameraucana and Araucana can
lay eggs colored in shades of green or blue, depending on the breed and it's ancestry.
Fact - In 1994, 73,866 million eggs were produced in the U.S. proving once again the U.S. has the best darn chickens in the
Fact - China not only has the most people in the world, but also has the most Horses with 10,000,000 and chickens with over 3,000,000,000 of them.
Fact - Chickens and turkeys are known to cross-breed, these breeds are known as "Turkins".
Fact - The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't come from people believing that they came from chickens, it came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.
Fact - Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
Fact - Laid head to claw, KFC chickens consumed worldwide would stretch some 275,094 miles. They would circle the Earth
at the equator 11 times or stretch from the Earth approximately 50,094 miles past the moon.
Fact - There are approximately 450 million chickens in the United States.
Fact - There are more chickens than people in the world.
Fact - Chickens make sounds with actual meaning. They give different alarm calls when threatened by different predators.
Fact - A rooster will attack anything that he thinks will harm the hens ( that includes humans ). Their spurs (located at the back
of their leg ) can cause a very painful puncture wound.
Fact - If a rooster is not present in a flock of hens, a hen will often take the role, stop laying, and begin to crow.
Fact - In Gainesville, Georgia - the chicken capital of the world - it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork! [Source: local ordinance]
Fact - McDonald's in india doesn't serve beef -- only chicken, mutton and fish. [Source: notice displayed in McDonalds bombay outlet ]
Fact - The closest living relative of the t-rex is the chicken.
Fact - The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
Fact - The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Fact - There are more chickens than people in the world.

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Alpha said:
John Kerry has 5 Estates, where he goes to sip scotch in his bathrobe all netting about 33 MILLION dollars.
Yes, I know Kerry is a capitalist bastard, just like Bush.... But he had some good stances on issues. god damnit you started something, alpha... Bastard :dodgy:

And Smitty, I was just correcting you, as that myth is annoying.....
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