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Fascinating Trivia Part I

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* No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
* The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
* Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.
* A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
* Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
* Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning
* The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.
* All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
* Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
* The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.
* The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
* Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
* Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which contained the letter "e."
* Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.
* The largest pumpkin weighed 377 pounds.
* The largest cabbage weighed 144 pounds.
* Pinocchio was made of pine.
* Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.
* A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
* Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.
* The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
* Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
* New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states.
* There was once a town in West Virginia called "6."
* Singapore only has one train station.
* The parking meter was invented in North Dakota.
* Napoleon made his battle plans in a sandbox.
* Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
* The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll.
* Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first.
* There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.
* The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.
* "Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish.
* On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
* Every minute in the U.S. six people turn 17.
* 2,500 lefties die each year using products designed for rightists.
* Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.
* On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.
* Blue and white are the most common school colors.
* Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of dust a year.
* In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.
* A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.
* America's best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla.
* Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
* Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.
* The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average of 4 miles per hour.
* The bulls-eye on a dartboard must be 5 feet 8 inches off the ground.
* The doorbell was invented in 1831.
* The electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928.
* Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.
* There are seven points on the Statue of Liberty's crown.
* Napoleon was terrified of cats.
* The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.
* The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.
* The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.
* The oldest known vegetable is the pea.
* Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
* The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.
* The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.
* France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.
* The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is "feedback."
* The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states.
* George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.
* Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.
* The dumbest domesticated animal is the turkey.
* Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.
* The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturday.
* The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps.
* The mongoose was barred live entry into the U.S. in 1902.
* Goldfish swallowing started at Harvard in 1939.
* Dry fish food can make goldfish constipated.
* The stall closest to the door in a bathroom is the cleanest, because it is the least used.
* Toilet paper was invented in 1857.
* Alaska could hold the 21 smallest States.
* Before Prohibition, Schlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except the Catholic church.
* If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
* Kermit the Frog is left-handed.
* Nondairy creamer is flammable.
* The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Hupmobile.
* If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.
* The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
* It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0.
* The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen.
* The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."
* Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

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