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  1. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
  2. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
  3. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  4. When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.
  5. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  6. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  7. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
  8. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
  9. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
  10. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  11. Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
  12. Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age of the Rolling Stones: 50.6.
  13. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  14. Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.
  15. According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn ornament in them.
  16. Vintage port takes forty years to reach maturity.
  17. In 1991's Jungle Fever, Samuel L. Jackson's performance as crackhead Gator won him the first-ever supporting actor award given by the Cannes Film Festival.
  18. According to the U.S. government, people have tried more than 28,000 different ways to lose weight.
  19. Before she met Popeye, Olive Oyl went out with Ham Gravy.
  20. In one night, the World Trade Center in New York used more electricity than the entire city of Troy, New York.


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