Here are some facts to ponder on Fridays and any other day you so chose. Some might be listed on the internet as true, but might actually not be true. We should always question what is presented as fact and look for evidence to support the claim.
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  • a japanese real estate company built 150 houses in the hills near ypsilanti,Michigan. the general contractor of the company, who spoke no english saw the houses and told his translator the the dirt surrounding the houses needed to be level. the translator, who spoke little english,told the head of the building contractors that all the house needed to be leveled. the contractors, confused but paid by the hour, bulldozed all 150 houses!
  • the state of vermont is the site of the international lint museum. this unique museum has displays of lint from such diverse sources as clthing pockets, belly buttons, dryer vents, and screen windows. The museum is free and open to the public six days a weed, but has had only 14 visitors since it opened in 1947.
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
  • Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating
  • Banging your head against the wall uses 150 calories per hour
  • You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver.
  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  • The Boston University bridge is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
  • In Los Angeles there are fewer people than cars
  • The longest place-name still in use is aumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New England hill.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar
  • Scientists predict that in late 2008 the television show "Mythbusters" will run out of myths
  • 65% of all automobile accidents take place within five miles of an Arby's restaurant
  • There are no venomous snakes in Maine.
  • Children between the ages of nine and sixteen years eat over an inch of dirt at every meal.
  • Ther are three erors in this sentence.
  • More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing.
  • The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18mph.
  • Giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes in any 24 hours. They may sleep up to 2 hours (in spurts – not all at once), but this is rare. They never lie down.
  • There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
  • An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
  • On the day that Alexander Graham Bell was buried the entire US telephone system was shut down for 1 minute in tribute.
  • You might think a yo-yo is just a fun toy. But it started out as a weapon in the Philippine Islands in the 16th century. It weighed four pounds and had a 20 foot cord. It was introduced to the United States as a toy in 1929.
  • A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
  • In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!
  • The longest flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!
  • *In Little Rock Arkansas dogs can not bark after 6:00 pm.
  • The hippo skin is 1 1/2 thick, so a solid bullet won't pass through it.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
  • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!!!!!!!
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  • Most people fart 14 times a day.
    Feet sweat because there are about 250,000 pores on their soles that squirt a quarter cup of liquid each day.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • The Coast Horned Lizard can shoot blood out of it eyes.
  • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
  • Four decades ago, a group of scientists actually thought it was a good idea to give an elephant LSD
  • Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!
  • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!
  • Your sponge contains more bacteria than your toilet.
  • The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!
  • The Chicago Bulls have won all six NBA Finals in which they've appeared.
  • Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
  • A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!
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  • Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!
  • In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!
  • Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.
  • Slugs have 4 noses!
  • he sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
  • Most snakes have six rows of teeth
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • The Romans used crushed mouse brains as toothpaste.
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  • A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
  • The largest species of crocodilian is the saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, which can measure more than 6 m (20 ft.). The smallest species is the Cuvier's dwarf caiman; adult males only reach a maximum length of about 1.6 m (5.2 ft.).
  • 850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter
  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off
  • The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old
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