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domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2008

Random Facts~ 51-100

51. The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.
52. "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
53. The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
54. In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
55. By manipulating a few genes of a virus, researchers at MIT have been able to get this virus to grow and assemble itself in such a way that it functions as a battery!
56. In Baltimore, Maryland, it is not legal to take a lion to the movies.
57. Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels.
58. In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.
59. It's illegal to slurp soup in New Jersey. Among the Abipone people of Paraguay, individuals who abstain from alcohol are thought to be "cowardly, degenerate and stupid."
60. While in some countries the penalty for driving while intoxicated can be death (yes, death), 61. in Uruguay intoxication is a legal excuse for having an accident while driving. "Please believe me officer, I really was drunk."
62. According to the federal Center for Substance Abuse prevention, "For kids under twenty-one, there is no difference between alcohol and other drug use and abuse." Incredibly, it makes no distinction between a self-reliant 20 year old toasting his love at their wedding reception with a sip of champagne and a drug-addicted 20 year old doing crack cocaine!
63. Although bourbon is Kentucky's leading export and its production directly employs thousands of people, it is illegal to buy the product in the very counties in which it is produced. They are all, to this day, still dry.
64. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs... but not downstairs.
65. 10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
66. The oldest animal on Earth was born in 1830 Her name is Harriet, she's a Galapagos land tortoise.
67. All clams start out as males; about half decide to become females at some point in their lives. 68. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
69. A new study finds those who won Nobel Prizes between 1901 and 1950 lived about 2 years longer than nominees who didn't win.
70. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world!
71. The 10 Comandments are:
Thou will have no other gods before me
Thou will not worship false idols
Thou will not take the lord's name in vain
Remember the sabeth day by keeping it holy Honor thy father and mother
Thou shall not commit murder
Thou shall not commit adultery
Thou shall not steal
Thou shall not give false testimony against a neighbor
Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife
72. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
73. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
74. A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.
75. Health regulators estimated that up to 93 percent of silicone breast implants ruptured within 10 years.
76. Horses and rabbits can't vomit.
77. A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
78. Twelve or mroe cows are called a flink.
79. A shrimp's heart is located on it's head.
80. There are more chickens than humans in the world.
81. More people in China speak English than is the USA itself.
82. Until 1960, men with long hair werent allowed in Disneyland.
83. Saturday was named after Saturn.
84. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
85. The shortest word to contain the letters A-F is feedback.
86. If you sleep in a cold room, your most likely to have a bad dream.
87. Hershey's Kisses were named that way because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
88. Around 40,000 Americans aew injured by their toilet every year.
89. Mel Blane, the voice actor of Bucks Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
90. A goldfish has a memory span of 3 secs.
91. The average person spends 30 years mad at a family member .
92. In 1933, winter was so cold that Niagra Falls froz ecompletely.
93. The average American spens 6 months at a stoplight and 6 years at the bathroom.
94. No word in the dictionary rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
95. Mostly everyone falls asleep in 7 minutes.
96. Money isnt made of paper, but of cotton.
97. The heads face of a penny weighs more.
98. King Kong was Hitler's favorite movie.
99. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
100. Cleopatra wasnt Egyptian, but Greek.


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