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  1. The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
  2. When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
  3. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."
  4. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  5. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  6. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  7. On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  8. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  9. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  10. Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.
  11. The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
  12. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  13. The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
  14. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  15. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  16. John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  17. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  18. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  19. 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  20. To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.


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