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  1. An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
  2. Starfishes haven't got brains.
  3. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  4. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
  5. David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.
  6. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
  7. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
  8. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  9. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  10. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  11. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  12. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl.
  13. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
  14. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
  15. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  16. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
  17. In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
  18. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
  19. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  20. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.


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