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Old 07-10-2007, 11:44 AM   #301
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--About 55% of all U.S. prisoners are in prison for drug offenses

--Helvetica, the name of the popular font, derived from Helvitia, the Latin name for Switzerland.


--If humans could run as fast as a cockroach, we'd reach speeds of more than 300 m.p.h.
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--One side of the Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men frolicking.

--The bloodiest battle in history was the Battle of Stalingrad, 1942-1943. More than 1.5 million people died

--The wings of the smallest hummingbirds beat 70 times per second.
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--The U.S. average credit score is 678.

--Just more than $200 million is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

--Light takes six hours to travel from Pluto to Earth.
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--Although it's just 2% of our body weight, our brains use 20% of all the oxygen we breathe, 20% of the calories consume, and 15% of the body's blood supply.

--Super Bowl weekend is the slowest weekend of the year for weddings.

--The largest crossword puzzle ever published had 2,631 clues across and 2,922 clues down. It took up 16-square-feet of space.
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--The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book that doesn't mention the name of God.

--February is "National Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month."

--It is estimated that there are 4.2 million porn sites on the Internet. About 200 new sites go live each day.
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--A man named John Bellavia has entered over 5,000 contests, and has never won anything.

--Before airplanes existed, the phrase "jet lag" was once called "boat lag."

--Experts say 77% of Americans go to the grocery store with a list. It's estimated that half of everything bought there is bought on impulse.
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--The US Department of Transportation reports the average life span of a vehicle is 12 years, or about 128,500 miles.

--The average American uses 743 tissues each year.

--Twenty percent of men admit to viewing Internet porn at work. Just 13% of women admit to doing so.
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--It only takes seven pounds of pressure to rip off a human ear.

--A polar bear can eat 100 pounds of seal fat in one sitting.

--A newborn baby breathes five times faster than an adult man.
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--The Pink Floyd album, "Dark Side of the Moon," stayed on the top 200 Billboard charts for 741 weeks (or 14 years).

--January is the deadliest month of the year in America, accounting for 9.4% of yearly deaths.


--The largest snowflake ever found was 15 x 8 inches. It was found on January 28, 1887, in Fort Keogh, Montana
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--The term "surfing the Internet" was created in 1992 by author Jean Armour Polly. She came up with the term because her mouse pad had a picture of a surfer on it.

--January is National Soup Month.

--Just six percent of people say they keep a daily diary.
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--Plymouth Rock weighs 10 tons.

--About 1.4 billion spam e-mails are blocked by AOL each day.

--The ZIP in "ZIP code" stands for "Zone Improvement Plan."
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--All but one of the actors playing members of the Fellowship of the Ring in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy got a tattoo to remember their filmmaking experience. The tattoo was Elvish script symbolizing the number nine. The lone hold-out was John Rhys-Davies, or Gimli the dwarf.

--Lots of fishermen use gummi worms as bait.

--For more than 300 years (1655-1970), the British Navy administered a daily "tot" (two ounces) of rum to each sailor as a health ration.
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--Table salt is the only commodity that hasn't risen dramatically in price in the last 150 years.

--The storage capacity of the human brain exceeds four terabytes.

--Originally, a "heckler" was someone in the textile trade who combed out flax or hemp fibers. Its current meaning refers to a time when unionized hecklers interrupted colleagues responsible for reading the day's news
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--Naturalists use DNA testing to distinguish male emperor penguins from female. The sexes look identical.

--One alternate title that had been considered, but then discarded, for NBC's hit Friends was "Insomnia Café."

--According to astronomers at Johns Hopkins University, the color of the universe, based on measuring the spectral range of the light from more than 200,000 galaxies, is a slightly beige white. The hexadecimal value is #FFF8E7, and the color is called "Cosmic Latte."
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--Americans eat an average of 18 pounds of fresh apples each year. The most popular variety in the United States is the Red Delicious.

--In South Africa, termites are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like popcorn.

--Humphrey Bogart made the following disparaging comment about James Dean, who died in a car crash at age 24, "If he'd have lived, they'd have discovered he wasn't a legend."
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