• there are only 500 crematoriums in the whole of the USA. as opposed to 550 in Great Britain
  • the paper nautilus has a detachable penis which swims off in search of a mate
  • a pig's orgasm can last for up to 30 minutes
  • a cockroach can live for nine days without it's head before it starves to death
  • the velocity of a male wombat's urine is twice that of a male human's
  • a gorilla can fart ten times louder than a human being
  • an ostrich's eyeball is bigger than it's brain
  • apart from humans, only chimps and dolphin's have sex for pleasure
  • an ant will always fall over on it's right hand side when drunk
  •  in the town where i live (on the welsh border) technically it is not illegal to shoot a Welshman on the old bridge as long as you use a long bow and stand twelve feet away.
  • A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
  • America's first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men.
  • Men commit suicide three times more frequently than women do. But women attempt suicide two to three times more often than men.
  • The New York phone book had 22 Hitler's listed before World War II ... and none after.
  • The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  • The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.(pronounced tid el lee)
  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
  •  A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
  • During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
  • The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  • Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
  • By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
  • Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
  • An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps
  • backwards while dancing.
  • The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!
  • Astronauts have to have little fans in their capsules to blow the air around while they sleep, or else they would suffocate.

    (No gravity means no convection - i.e. the warm air they breathe out doesn't rise out of the way to let colder, fresher air in and they breathe the same breath until all the oxygen is gone and they suffocate)

  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
  • Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I.
  • Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
  • In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
  • About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it. (Who studied this and why? LOL :)
  • You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
  • An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
  • Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  • Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
  • The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
  • A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
  • The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500's.
  • The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  • A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
  • The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  • The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
  • In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print.
  • Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
  • Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
  • Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
  • Bubble gum contains rubber.
  • You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
  • Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
  • The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
  • Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
  • Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
  • The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
  • Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
  • In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
  • A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
  • About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
  • It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
  • Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.
  • Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
  • Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991
  • Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
  • There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
  • Mosquitoes have teeth.
  • Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
  • Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
  • The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
  • When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  • Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
  • 27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell." (big surprise, eh?)
  • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
  • Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."
  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
  • "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.