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Have you ever felt that we have this age thing backwards? 
Most people in modern society worship youth, 
but youth is only good because of its room for potential development. 
Age equals wisdom, an irreplaceable commodity that you can't just buy at Walmart. 
If nothing else, whether you are young or old, listen to what old people have to say. 
They have been around and know the best ways to tackle problems that young people could 
otherwise only guess at.
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We blink one-half billion times in a lifetime.
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If you need to move a refrigerator, washing machine, 
piano or other large item across a smooth floor, pour a little 
dishwashing liquid on the floor first. The large appliance will slide smoothly, 
then you can simply mop up the soap. 
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Who are the world's greatest philanthropists? 
The makers of Cracker Jacks have given away fifteen billion prizes!
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Americans use enough toilet paper in one day to wrap around the world nine times. 
If it were on one giant roll, we would be unrolling it at the rate of 7,600 miles per hour 
- roughly mach. 10, ten times the speed of sound.
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There are 86,400 seconds in a day.  Remembering this could help you find a way to add
a little time to your schedule.
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Population of America: 243,000,000. If you start counting as fast as you can, 
it will take you 32 years to count to this number.  By then, you would have to add some
for population growth.
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At a wedding in Los Angeles a woman legally married a rock. Do you think she still
had a partner to argue with?
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If you have trouble getting to sleep, try thinking about rain. 
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If your alarm clock is not loud enough, put it on a tin pie plate.
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European men used to be vain about their legs - to the point where they knew 
which leg was the best looking. These men would place their "best foot forward."
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In a happiness survey based upon a scale of one to ten, 
lottery winners rated their happiness at seven; paraplegics said six.
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According to some scientists in England, 
seventy percent of the dust in your house is discarded skin cells.
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America is a feminine name, otherwise, we would live in Amerigo
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In the typical home, there are eight clocks. How many do you have?
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Don't try to beat this record: 13 minutes, 42 seconds is the longest 
anyone has been known to stay underwater without breathing apparatus.
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3M Corporation's logo stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.
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A leaky faucet can waste seventy-five gallons of water per week. 
At that rate, it would take just less than a year to fill a built-in swimming pool.
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The Pilgrims would have sailed beyond Plymouth Rock, but their beer was all used up.
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In 1811 and 1812, three monstrous earthquakes, probably measuring a full 10 
on the Richter scale, struck in America. They did not happen in San Francisco, 
or even the remote mountains of California, but in the remote hills 
of the middle latitude, eastern United States - Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. 
The reason few people know of these earthquakes is that none of them caused much 
destruction to manmade structures, since there were few structures nearby to damage. 
Is it safer to live in the eastern United States than California? 
Many scientists say no. Every state in the Union has had earthquakes.
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There used to be a state in America named Kanawha. It was later renamed West Virginia.
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America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, who map maker Martin Waldseemuller 
mistakenly thought was Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of North America. 
Vespucci discovered South America.
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In Thomas Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration of Independence, 
he included a proposal to put an end to slavery. Other politicians forced him 
to delete that portion in the final draft.
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Dimes were originally pronounced "deems."
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One of the United States used to be called Franklin. 
The name was changed in 1796 to Tennessee.
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George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson all played marbles. 
In that era the game of marbles was fashionable among adults.
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The man who started the California gold rush, James Marshall, 
after a first small strike, was able to find no other gold for himself, 
and died a penniless alcoholic.
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At one time in America, approximately one out of every six people were slaves. 
At other times the figure dropped to one out of every eight people.
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The $ was originally equipped with not one, but two vertical lines. 
Sometimes you still see it used that way. The two vertical lines represented 
a U superimposed over the S, which stand for U.S., the United States. 
The United States is the only country that incorporates its own name 
into its monetary symbol.
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The first phone booths were in a building in Connecticut. 
An attendant stood near to take the money.
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Everyone knows that gasoline was rationed during World War II, 
but few know how severely. People were allowed three gallons per week. 
Tell me, even with a modern, fuel-efficient car, could you get by on that? 
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Adolf Hitler owned 8,960 acres in Colorado.
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Until 1958 you could mail a first-class letter for three cents.
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In the ten years between 1946 and 1956 television sets in American homes 
jumped from a total of 10,000 to 28 million. 
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The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses
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According to the Guiness Book of World Records, there are as many as 2,241 synonyms 
for the state of being "drunk." How many can you list?
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A fellow in Montana gave his daughter a 622-letter long name. 
His purpose: To tangle up and crash beaurocratic computers!
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When modern kids say "bad!" their actual meaning is "good!" 
Some of us wince at this slang reversal. This is not the first such reversal 
in the English language, however. "Awful" used to mean awe-inspiring, 
and "artificial" used to mean full of art. 
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Here's an interesting example in the evolution of the English language. 
Butterflies used to be called "flutterbys."
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When is the last time you heard the word "aglet" in conversation? 
It is the clear plastic tip on the end of a shoelace. 
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Camel's-hair brushes were named after Mr. Camel. They are mostly made of 
squirrel fur from their tales.
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The technical term for snapping your fingers is "fillip."
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The French word "verre" which means glass is similar to the word "vaire" which means fur. 
It makes more sense that Cinderella's slippers were made of fur than glass. 
It is assumed an early translator of the story goofed.
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Etymologists are not sure, but the origin of the term "OK" may be from 
an American Indian word, "okeh," meaning "it is so."
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There are about twice as many words in the English language to describe 
negative emotions such as sad, upset, and disappointed as there are for positive ones, 
such delighted, happy and elated. 
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"HINTS ON ETIQUETTE. - There are numberless writers upon this subject, 
from Chesterfield to Willis, but the great fault with all of them is, 
that their works are designed exclusively for the bon ton. 
They are very well for those who spend their whole lives in the 
fashionable circles; but if a plain unpretending man or woman were to 
follow their directions, they would only make themselves ridiculous.
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George Washington was not America's first president. The first was John Hanson, 
then came Elias Boudinot, Thomas Mifflin, Richard Henry Lee, Nathan Gorham, 
Arthur St. Clair, and Cyrus Griffin. George Washington was the first elected 
by the people. The others were elected directly by the Continental Congress, 
sort of as fill-in presidents until the nation was cohesive enough 
to truly elect a president.
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President-to-be Grover Cleveland never fought in the Civil War, 
even though he was eligible. Being wealthy, he simply hired someone 
to fight in his place. This was legal at the time. 
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Rabbits sleep 16 times per day.
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The stomach of a hippopotamus is ten feet long.
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A man named Marinus was so mad when a bear killed his mule 
that he captured the bear and taught him how to plow his fields.
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Smokey The Bear was originally named Hot Foot Teddy. 
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Owls, symbols of wisdom, are actually very stupid as birds go. 
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More than half-a-million trees are used every Sunday to produce America's Sunday newspapers.
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A plastic container that you throw away today may still exist 50,000 years from now.
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Once every month, National Geographic publishes a stack of magazines 52 miles tall. 
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The world's smog is so thick that astronomers are complaining.
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We grow more tobacco than wheat in America.
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Each year the cigarette industry spends two and a half billion dollars 
in advertising to replace the 365,000 customers it loses due to death from lung cancer.
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In one of the most unusual military maneuvers ever, in 1911 King Richard 
the Lionhearted captured the fortress of Acre. The inhabitants were barricaded inside, 
so King Richard had his soldiers throw 100 beehives over the walls. 
The people in the fortress surrendered immediately.
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There are enough telephone wires in the US. Pentagon building to wrap around the world twice.
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Sixty-eight percent of deaths in the United States are diet-related, 
according to the US Surgeon General.
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In the 1800's there was interest in an idea to train and harness 
10 eagles to take a man into the sky, the way people of that era used horses 
to pull a carriage. The idea never got off the ground. 
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Geese have been known to fly higher than 5 miles up in the air.
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In 1876, when constructing the 550-foot tall Washington Monument, 
(when it was 153 feet tall), workers had to get a rope to the top, 
but they did not have any sort of scaffolding. 
They tied a thread to the leg of a pigeon, put him inside 
the unfinished tower and made a sudden noise. 
The frightened bird flew up to the top, and out. 
A string was attached to the thread and pulled to the top, 
and then a rope was pulled to the top with the string.
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The passenger pigeon, which became extinct in 1914, 
numbered over two billion just thirty-five years earlier. 
They used to fly in such large flocks that it would seem like 
night in the middle of the day. Farmers used to shoot at them 
and would sometimes hit two or three with one shot.
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When a gas pipeline crossing the California desert springs a leak, 
it would normally be hard to find the break. To find the leak easily, 
the gas companies put a chemical into the gas that arouses the 
mating instinct in buzzards. They congregate around the area of a leak, 
making it easy to spot. 
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A 300-pound ostrich has 45 feet of intestine. 
Their eggs have a shell so hard that a 250-pound man can stand on one without breaking it.
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In the human body, nerve messages move at 240 mph.
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If you could harness the power used by your brain, you could power a 10-watt light bulb. 
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In New York City, car radio theft is so prevalent 
that many people are putting signs in their cars that say, 
"NO RADIO." This is supposed to discourage thieves who would 
break car windows in order to steal a radio. One resident had 
such a sign, but one morning found a window broken anyway. 
In the car was a note that said, "JUST CHECKING." 
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Scientific research has been conducted which determined that 
criminals convicted in court who are good-looking receive lighter 
sentences than ugly criminals. Only in cases where crooks used 
their attractiveness to swindle people did they receive more severe sentences.
So the next time you are in court, comb your hair and tidy up!!!
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In English gambling dens they used to have employees 
whose job it was to swallow the dice if the police arrived. 
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If dogs were criminals, you could keep track of them by 
taking their noseprints, which are as unique as human fingerprints.
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Thomas Edison's total school education consisted of three months.
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Braille was invented by Louis Braille in 1824. 
He was fifteen years old at the time and blind since he was three years old.
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Every year 700,000 students graduate high school, 
but when tested, they cannot read as well as fourth-graders are supposed to.
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In a recent Gallop survey, Americans were asked to identify 
America on an unmarked world map. Fourteen percent couldn't do it.
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There are about 10,000 injuries related to fireworks every year in America. 
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In Kentucky it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.  So don't get 
caught with that RockyRoad...
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It was illegal to teach evolution in Tennessee until 1968.
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If you live in Kentucky, you must take a bath at least once per year. It's the law
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In New York City, it is illegal to greet anyone 
"by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose, 
at the same time extending and wriggling the fingers of his hand."
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There is a law against shooting rabbits from a New York City trolley car.
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You are violating the law if you mispronounce the name of Arkansas. It is not Ar Kansas.
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Draft resisters take note: The U.S. Navy will not accept anyone with an obscene tattoo.
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It is illegal in Arizona to hunt camels. But you can shoot all the whales you can find.
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Nicholas Alkemade's airplane was totaled in an air raid over 
Nazi Germany and he had to bail out from more than 3 miles up, 
without a parachute. As he fell, his speed accelerated to 120 miles per hour. 
He landed in a snow-covered pine forest and was completely uninjured. 
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How much cash is there in America? 
There is about $823 in circulation for each of us.
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A dollar bill is good for measuring in a pinch. 
They are just slightly longer than 6 inches. 
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If the average housewife were paid one penny for every step 
she takes as she works around the house, she would make $64,240 per year. I believe
my wife would make more and I am looking for someone to pay her.
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In the 1950's 65 percent of the American workforce were blue-collar workers, 
the people who actually apply their hands to the work or product. 
Now the figure is about 17 percent. 
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The United States government spends over 
$16,000 per second, twenty-four hours a day.  IF THEY NEED TO OR NOT!
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The United States Navy ordered a computerized bookkeeping system 
that was to have cost $33 million. As the project was being built the price 
climbed steadily higher. Finally, the price grew so high, the Navy gave up 
without completing the job. The Navy spent $230 million of our money and got 
absolutely nothing. In a similar case, the Internal Revenue Service spent 
$187 million just to decide if they should buy a $1.8 billion 
computerized tax return system. They decided no.
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Taxpayers' money, in the amount of $121,000 was spent in a 
scientific study to find out why people say "ain't." 
And we "ain't" gettin' any of it.
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The IRS offers free advice, but 30 percent of the advice 
they give is wrong. If you fill out your forms incorrectly based 
on what they have told you, you are still responsible for the fines and penalties. 
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The typical American works three hours per day just to pay taxes, 
and only gets to keep the money made during the other five hours 
of the work day. Another way of looking at this is that the first 
four and a half months of the year Americans work to pay their taxes, 
keeping only the money made after April 15 (income tax due day).
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Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $21,500.00 for every word he spoke in Terminator II.
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Take a guess: How much would $1 million in $20 bills weigh? 
One million dollars in $20 bills weighs approximately 
the same as a big lawnmower, 100 pounds. 
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Of the things sent by the US Postal Service, only 6 percent 
are ordinary letters. Eighty-three percent are business correspondence. 
Fifty percent is advertising. 
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The diamond cutter who had the honor of splitting the world's 
largest diamond, about 5 inches long, was Jacob Ascher. 
On the afternoon of February 10, 1908, he cut a groove with 
another diamond (since only diamonds can cut diamonds) in just 
the right place, as carefully as he could calculate, 
then he laid a blade in the groove and tapped on it. 
The diamond broke, and Jacob immediately fainted. When he recovered, 
he discovered that the diamond had broken just right, exactly as he had hoped.
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Daniel Smith-Rowsey wrote a letter to the public through 
a major magazine in which he contends the previous generation 
has spoiled the economy and social structure for present-day college-age people. 
Of the stupidity of his generation, he stated, 
"We can name more beers than presidents." 
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The number of millionaires in America rises by 8 percent per year.
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What is the purpose of the ridges on the edges of coins? Without ridges, 
it is possible to scrape some shavings of metal off coins without being obvious. 
In the days when coins were made of silver or gold, a person could otherwise 
have made a good but illegal living from shaving coins and selling the precious metal
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One of Mozart's performing tricks, which he performed from the age of six, 
was to cover a keyboard with cloth so that the keys couldn't be seen, 
and then play music perfectly anyway
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Outer space officially begins at 50 miles above the ground. 
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There are now at least 5,000 man-made objects orbiting the earth.
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The mathematical probability of a person on earth being hit by a 
meteorite is that one person will get bonked every 180 years.
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One second after the sun sets where you are, the sun will set 
approximately two blocks away. So, nightfall is moving at about 
two blocks per second or 750 miles per hour, which is just about the speed of sound.
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If you could shoot a gun at the sun, 
it would take the bullet 20 years to get there.
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In 1952, Albert Einstein was nominated for the presidency of Israel.
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Although Howard Hughes had 15 personal attendants and three doctors 
on full-time duty, he died of neglect and malnutrition, caused by his intense 
desire to be left alone.
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Thomas Edison was kicked out of school because his teachers 
thought he was learning disabled. They said he was a "dreamer." 
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W.C. Fields used to open savings accounts everywhere he went. 
He put over $1 million in 700 different banks. He couldn't remember 
where many of his accounts were.
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Popeye originally got his strength from garlic, not spinach.
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People with great minds talk about ideas. 
People with average minds talk about events. 
People with small minds talk about other people." 
- Ann Landers 
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"I couldn't wait for success, so I went on ahead without it." - Jonathan Winters
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"When we all remember we are mad, 
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." -Mark Twain
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When you laugh, you expel short bursts of air at up to 
70 miles per hour. Sneezes have been clocked at up to 100 miles per hour.
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If you use eye drops often, you can get varicose veins on your eyes. 
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Asthmatic children have often been cured when their parents quit smoking. 
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A woman in Russia had 69 children. (16 were quadruplets, 
21 were triplets and 32 were twins.) Think she lived in a shoe???
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You can sweat up to 3 gallons per day.
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How good are human eyes? On a clear night you can see 
the flame of a match up to fifty miles away.
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Your skin weighs 6 pounds and covers about 17 square feet.
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It may not seem fair, but teenagers catch colds twice as often 
as people over the age of fifty. 
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Adults in childless households get less than half as many colds as do mothers and fathers.
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Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time. 
Adults cannot.
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People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark. 
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People are about an inch shorter in late evening than first thing in the morning. 
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Most tennis injuries actually happen after the game when 
the winner tries to jump over the net. 
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The best matadors in Peru used to be women.
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A research study found that out of forty typical umpires tested, 
twelve needed new glasses. 
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The first yo-yos were used as weapons in the Phillipine Islands. 
They had a weight of four pounds, and the strings were 20 feet long. 
The first toy yo-yos in America appeared in 1929.
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The smallest bicycle that an adult can ride has wheels made from silver dollars.
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As you break a window, the cracks made in the glass travel at 
speeds up to three thousand miles per hour. 
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For the first time, in 1959 through satellite photos, 
we were able to view the back side of the moon. 
It has made no difference to modern life. 
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There are about one-half billion cars and trucks in the world,
 one for every ten people.  But not enough highway or roads if we all decided
to go somewhere at the same time.
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Every eighteen days, America's automakers produce enough 
new cars and trucks to line up bumper-to-bumper from New York to San Francisco.
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While we are talking about cars, 
90% of tires on the road are under inflated. How are yours? 
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The world's longest limousine is 47 feet and has a built-in swimming pool. 
It rents for $5,000 per day.
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The toll for a large industrial ship every time it goes through 
the Panama Canal (nine hour voyage) is $44,000.00. 
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If the captain of a super-tanker "slams on the brakes" it takes 3 miles to stop.  
So don't walk in front of one.
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Statistics show that there is no safest place to sit on commercial airplanes.
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A newspaper reporter discovered that 41 commercial airline pilots 
in Minnesota have had their car drivers' licenses revoked due to drunken driving, 
yet they are still flying jumbo jets.
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Sometimes success or failure is irrelevant. 
Evil Knievel did not succeed in his motorcycle jump across 
the Snake River Canyon, but made $6 million for trying.
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The Sahara desert is growing. Its southern edge moves 
outward at a rate of 30 miles per year.
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Twenty-four percent of Los Angeles, California is road and parking lots for cars. 
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If you put all the pavement in America into one place, 
it would more than totally cover the state of Georgia. 
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We all know LA. is an abbreviation for a big city in California, 
but most people don't know the full name. It is, 
"El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."
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The United States can be blamed for the Hindenburg disaster. 
This was a huge blimp that burst into flames in New Jersey, 
burning and killing many of its passengers. It would have been much safer 
to fill the blimp with nonflammable helium than explosive hydrogen. 
Then, if there were a leak, nothing would have happened. 
There would be plenty of time to set the ship down and fix it. 
But the United States refused to sell helium to the Germans, 
so they had to use the hydrogen.
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Time Magazine listed Adolf Hitler as "Man of the Year for 1938."
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An average bolt of lightning is less than one inch thick. 
The electricity is 30 million volts.
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If you had two people in a test, one was deprived of food, 
and the other deprived of sleep, the one without sleep would die sooner.
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1816 was known as the year without a summer. The weather was unusual that year. 
In the Eastern United States and in Europe there were days 
when the temperature was below freezing in every month of the winter, 
spring, summer and fall
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If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, 
you can see stars, even in the middle of the day. 
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Earthquakes have been recorded in every state in America.
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Right now, there are 1,800 thunderstorms happening throughout the world.
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"There is something curious in the properties of the number 9. 
Any number multiplied by 9 produces a sum of figures which, 
added together, continually makes 9. For example, all the first multiples of 9, 
as 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81 sum up 9 each. 
Each of them multiplied by any number whatever produces a similar result; 
as 8 times 81 are 648, these added together make 18, 1 and 8 are 9. 
Multiply 648 by itself, the product is 419,904 - 
the sum of these digits is 27, 2 and 7 are 9. The rule is invariable." 
Almost 150 years have passed since that was written, but the rule is still the same
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A pound of gold actually weighs less than a pound of feathers. 
Explanation: Feathers are measured in avoirdupois weight 
in which there are 16 ounces per pound. Gold is measured in 
Troy weight with 12 ounces per pound. 
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American women spend $900 million per year on lipstick.
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7-Up was originally called Bib-Label 
Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda when it was invented in 1929. 
The 7 is for the original size - 7 ounces - and the Up was for "bottoms up." 
The first advertising slogan for 7-Up was, "It takes the ouch out of grouch." 
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John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola referred to it as, 
"Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage." 
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In the eighteenth century, John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich 
invented a small meal that could be eaten with one hand while 
he continued his nonstop gambling.
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Pepsi spent millions of dollars on an advertising campaign in 
China with a translation of the slogan, "Pepsi gives you life." 
Only problem was, they got the translation wrong: 
"Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave." 
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A hundred years ago, the average American worked about 
thirteen minutes to earn enough money for a quart of milk. 
Now, it takes about four minutes. 
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Chop suey was invented in America.
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Rubbing orange peels or lemon peels on yourself makes a good mosquito repellent.
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Two out of every 100 Americans are farmers or ranchers. 
The other 98 out of a hundred eat their products.
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It appears that the trend of giant farming will continue, 
where fewer and fewer farmers will produce greater and 
greater volumes of food on larger and larger farms. 
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There is more alcohol in mouthwash than in wine.
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There is no known case of a vegetarian dying of a snake bite in America.
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If everyone quit drinking alcoholic beverages, 
twenty million starving people could be fed on the grain saved.
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To grow the wheat for a single loaf of bread, two tons of water are needed.
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