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PostSubject: More Amusing Facts   Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:01 pm

Before Popeye, Olive Oyl had a boyfriend named Ham Gravy.

There's a scientific term for fossilized dinosaur feces—it's known as "coprolite," which means "dung stone."

The average nipple size is 0.27 inches for women and 0.22 for men.

The Iroquois didn't discipline their children by spanking them. They dunked them in water.

Michelangelo was considered one of the greatest poets of all time by his contemporaries.

Alexander Graham Bell believed telephone calls should be answered with the phrase, "Hoy, hoy!"

Coffee represents 75 percent of all the caffeine consumed in the United States.

In the U.S., more people are killed by deer each year than any other animal.

One third of all German children are on some sort of medication.

Nearly 70 percent of all married men and 60 percent of married women have had affairs.

Ancient Ethiopians once elected a dog as king.

About one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is produced each year.

When someone is born with more than two testicles, it's called "polyorchidism."

Professional basketball player Will Perdue wears a size 21AAAAA shoe, the largest in the NBA.

In Iran, shaking your head from side to side means "yes."

In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.

Austria was the first country to use postcards.

The average male teen drinks three cans of soda a day. The average teen girl drinks two.

At certain times of the year, it is possible to hear corn grow.

The world's longest street is in Canada. Toronto's Yonge Street runs 1,190 miles.

A group of hippopotami is called a "bloat."

According to surveys, 57 percent of Americans shower every day.

Hugh Hefner has a species of rabbit, the Sylvilagus palustris hefneri, named after him.

The bull's-eye on a dartboard should be exactly 5 feet, 8 inches off the ground.

Teenagers are 50 percent more susceptible to colds than people over 50.

Sir Isaac Newton died a virgin.

Studies have shown that the larger a man's testicles, the more likely it is he'll cheat on his mate.

The consumption of beer in a lavatory is forbidden in Manitoba, Canada.

Elevators and escalators kill about 30 people, and injure about 17,000, each year in the United States.

Mother Teresa's real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

In ancient Rome it was considered a sin to eat the flesh of a woodpecker.

Typically, sex between snakes lasts between six and 12 hours.

"Symphorophilia" is sexual arousal derived from arranging a disaster, crash or explosion.

The average American worker uses 11 Post-It notes a day.

There are five cities named Las Vegas in the United States. There are two in Puerto Rico.

The oldest existing governing body is in Althing, Iceland. It was established in 930 A.D.

The band Creedence Clearwater Revival was originally named The Blue Velvets.

Men are twice as likely to contract leprosy as women.

We bail water because the handle of a bucket is called the "bail."

The creature with the most nipples is the tenrac, an insectivore indigenous to Madagascar. The tenrac typically has 22 to 24 nipples.
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