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Sip on some knowledge. These are the Real Facts.

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The first country to use postcards was Austria.

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The only one-syllabled U.S. state is Maine.

202

The mouth of the Statue of Liberty is 3 feet wide.

203

Atlantic salmon are capable of leaping 15 feet high.

204

A stamp shaped like a banana was once issued in the country of Tonga.

205

For every human being in the world there is approximately one chicken.

206

Over 1 million Earths would fit inside the Sun.

207

Before 1687 clocks were made with only an hour hand.

208

Add up opposing sides of a dice cue and you'll always get seven.

209

The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,061 lbs.

210

1.3 billion pounds of peanuts are produced in Georgia each year.

211

The average koala sleeps 22 hours each day.

212

Galapagos turtles can take up to three weeks to digest a meal.

213

The largest ball of twine in the US weighs over 17,000.

214

Giraffes can lick their own eyes.

215

Tennessee banned the use of a lasso to catch fish.

216

TV dinners originated in the Artic.

217

Blackboard chalk contains no chalk.

218

A jackrabbit can travel more than 12 feet in one hop.

219

An electric eel can release a charge powerful enough to start 50 cars.

220

Porcupines each have 30,000 quills.

221

The game of basketball was first played using a soccer ball and two peach baskets.

222

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was composed by Mozart when he was five years old.

223

The Basenji is the only type of dog that does not bark.

224

America's 1st roller coaster was built in 1827 to carry coal from a mine to boats below.

225

There are towns named Sandwich in Illinois and Massachusetts.

226

13 percent of the world's tea comes from Kenya.

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Tsiology is anything written about tea.

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There is a town in South Dakota named Tea.

229

The Caspian Sea is actually a lake.

230

Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles.

231

Detroit has the greatest number of registered bowlers in the U.S.

232

The blue whale's heart is the size of a small car.

233

There are seven letters that look the same upside down as right side up.

234

Great Falls, Montana, is the windiest city in the U.S.

235

The biggest pig in recorded history weighed almost one ton.

236

Cows give more milk when they listen to music.

237

The number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, plus 37, will give you the current air temperature.

238

An ostrich's brain is smaller than its eye.

239

Besides humans, elephants are the only animals that can be taught to stand on their head.

240

"Challenger Deep" is the deepest point on Earth and can hold 25 Empire State Buildings end to end.

241

The only cactus plantation in the world is in Mississippi.

242

The Nickname of President Hayes's wife was "Lemonade Lucy."

243

If you put all the streets in New York City in a straight line, they would stretch to Japan.

244

The watermelon seed-spitting world record is about 70 feet.

245

The first typewriter was called the "literary piano."

246

The "silk" of a spider is stronger than steel threads of the same diameter.

247

Britain was the first country to register a patent on polyester.

248

Snoopy is the most common dog name beginning with the letter S.

249

The 1st public message to be transmitted via Morse code was "A patient waiter is no loser."

250

Mongolians invented lemonade around 1299 A.D.

251

There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris.

252

There is a town in Alaska called Chicken.

253

The first TV remote control, introduced in 1950, was called Lazy Bones.

254

The only bird who can see the color blue is the owl.

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Among North Atlantic lobsters, 1 in 5,000 is born bright blue.

256

There are more saunas than cars in Finland.

257

The first food eaten in space by a U.S. astronaut was applesauce.

258

Lemon wood is carved into chess pieces.

259

The original recipe for chocolate contained chili powder instead of sugar.

260

Underwater hockey is played with a 3-pound puck.

261

Playing in a marching band is considered moderate exercise.

262

The act of chewing an apple is a more efficient way to stay awake than caffeine.

263

Bowling pins need to tip over a mere 7 1/2 degrees to fall down.

264

Your breathing rate increases when you start to type.

265

90% of all garlic consumed in the U.S. comes from Gilroy, CA.

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Manhattan is the only borough in New York City that doesn't have a Main Street.

267

Double Dutch jump rope is considered a cross-training sport.

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One lemon tree will produce about 1,500 lemons a year.

269

Horseback riding can improve your posture.

270

Colors like red, yellow and orange make you hungry.

271

Dim lights reduce your appetite.

272

At birth a human has 350 bones, but only 206 bones when full grown.

273

Each year, the average American eats about 15 pounds of apples.

274

All lemons are harvested by hand.

275

It took the first man to walk around the world four years, three months and 16 days to complete his journey.

276

Grizzly bears run as fast as the average horse.

277

Today's "modern" wrestling moves have been seen in tomb drawings from ancient Egypt.

278

China only has one time zone.

279

Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world.

280

The amount of concrete used in the Hoover Dam could build a highway from New York to California.

281

The original name of Nashville, Tennessee was Big Salt Lick.

282

If you drive from Los Angeles to Reno, NV, you will be heading west.

283

A compass needle does not point directly north.

284

Mt. Everest has grown one foot over the last 100 years.

285

In ancient Rome, lemons were used as an antidote to all poisons.

286

The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by as much as 6 inches depending on the temperature.

287

Wisconsin has points located farther east than parts of Florida.

288

Four Corners, AZ, is the only place where a person can stand in 4 states at the same time.

289

In 1908, the first lollipop-making machine started in New Haven, CT.

290

One out of every eight residents in the U.S. lives in California.

291

Africa is divided into more countries than any other continent.

292

Heavier, not bigger lemons, produce more juice.

293

Vermont is the only New England state without a seacoast.

294

No only child has been a U.S. President.

295

Leonardo da Vinci could draw with one hand while writing with the other.

296

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln grew a beard at the suggestion of an 11-year-old girl.

297

David Rice Atchison was President of the United States for only one day.

298

The sail fish has been clocked at speeds of over 60 miles per hour.

299

The Library of Congress has 600 miles of shelves.

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