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Old 07-08-2007, 04:13 AM   #166
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--Harrison Ford was once a carpenter.


--The Enola Gay was the name of the bomber which dropped the atomic bomb which levelled Hiroshima.


--The USA has more lawyers than the rest of the world put together!
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The original name of Broadway was the Wiechquaekeck Trail

China has more English speaking people than the United States

A village in Mexico is named Honey
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--The bicycle was first introduced to British roads in 1888, but the rider had to ring a bell continuously to warn others of their approach.

--The first computer was built in 1823. The steam driven calculating machine, built by Charles Babbage, failed to work due to poor workmanship in the intricate parts. When rebuilt by the Science Museum of London in 1991 it worked.

--The worlds longest escalator is in Leningrad Metro, 120 metres long.
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The first word spoken on the moon was the word "okay"

Pinocchio is a Italian word for "pine eye"

A coward was originally a boy who took care of cows
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--Ammonia is the active ingredient in smelling salts.

--Near-sighted model, Grace Robin was the first to show off contact lenses in 1930.

--Gunpowder is formed after mixing charcoal, saltpetre and sulphur.
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The 45 letter word PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS is the longest word in English? The word refers to a lung disease caused by breathing in certain particles

Before the year 1000, the word "she" did not exist in the English language

The phrase "rule of thumb" comes from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb
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The most common name for a goldfish is "Jaws"

McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food "heavy users"

Cleveland spelled backwards is "DNA level C"
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Oprah Winfrey was the first African American woman to win the title Miss Fire Prevention in Nashville, 1971

Nicole Kidman is scared of butterflies

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton
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--The continents names all end with the same letter with which they start.


--The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

--One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!.
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--If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!.


--The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!.

--Porcupines float in water!.
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--Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!.

--A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside

--A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!.
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Walt Disney was afraid of mice

"60 Minutes," on CBS is the only television show that doesn't have a theme song

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere
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