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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

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The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.

On 15 April 1912 the SS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people
died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson which
seemed to foretell the disaster. The book described a ship the same size as the
Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April
night. The name of Robertson's fictional ship was the Titan.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los
Angeles de Porciuncula"-and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size:

People say, "Bless you" when you
sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops
for a
millisecond.  If you sneeze too hard,
you can fracture a rib.  If you try to
suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a
version of Alphabetic Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted
solely of little pasta swastikas.

The "sixth
sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister
in the English language.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

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

What do 100% of all lottery winners do?

-- Gain weight.

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would
find the letter "A"?

-- One thousand

Married men revealed that they do this twice as often as single men.

-- Change their underwear.

3.9% of all women surveyed say they never do this.

-- Wear underwear.

What common everyday occurrence is composed of 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen and
9% dioxide?

-- A fart.

What common everyday occurrence is composed of 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen and 9% dioxide?
-- A fart.

Little Known Facts

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