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Posted by Cara on March 27, 2013

Wait, women do what nearly twice as much men? Hmm … find out here and check out what else you probably never thought of.

1.)    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

2.)    Peanuts are one the ingredients in dynamite

3.)    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar

4.)    The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing

5.)    A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes

6.)    There are more chickens than people in the world

7.)    The longest one-syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched’

8.)    On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the parliament building is an American flag

9.)    All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20p

10.) No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple

11.) “Dreamt” is the English word that end in the letters ‘mt’

12.) Almonds are a member of the peach family

13.) There are only 4 words in the English language which end in dous: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous

14.) A act has 32 muscles in each ear

15.) An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain

16.) Tigers have striped skin, not just fur

17.) In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10

18.) Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer

19.) The characters Bert & Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”

20.) A dragonfly has a life span of 1-6 months

21.) A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds

22.) It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

23.) The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world

24.) In England, the speaker of the house is not allowed to speak

25.) The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket

26.) The average person falls asleep in 7 seconds

27.) There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball

28.) The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

29.) A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death

30.) A polar bear’s skin is black. It’s fur is not white but actually clear

31.) Elvis has a twin brother named Aaron who dies at birth which is why Elvis’ middle name is Aron – it is also misspelled on his tombstone

32.) Donald duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants

33.) More people are killed by donkeys than are killed in plane crashes

34.) Stewardesses is the longest work typed with only the left hand

35.) Shakespeare invented the words ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’

36.) If you keep a goldfish in the dark room it will eventually turn white

37.) Women blink nearly twice as much as men

38.) Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do

39.) The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language

40.) The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

41.) Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard

42.) The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left

43.) A snail can sleep for 3 years

44.) American airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class

45.) The electric chair was invented by a dentist

46.) Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres

47.) “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

48.) No president of the United States was an only child

49.) The average chocolate bar has 8 insects legs in it

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