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Sip on some knowledge. These are the Real Facts.

801

It is not possible to tickle yourself.

803

Antarctica is the only continent with no owls.

804

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

806

In Albania, nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.

807

Shakespeare invented the word assassination and bump.

809

French author Michel Thayer published a 233 page novel which has no verbs.

810

Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.

811

The dots on a domino are called pips.

812

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

813

The number sign # is called an octothorpe.

814

Tug-of-war was an Olympic sport in the early 1900's.

815

The name of the city we call Bangkok is 115 letters long in the Thai language.

816

In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.

817

Karate originated in India.

818

The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.

819

Children grow faster during springtime.

820

Relative to size, the tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.

821

It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to produce human speech.

823

Sailors once thought wearing gold earrings improved eyesight.

825

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

827

Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.

828

Every hour more than one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

829

Women's hearts typically beat faster than men's hearts.

831

Adults laugh only about 15 to 100 times a day, while six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day.

832

Brain waves can power an electric train.

833

Children have more taste buds than adults.

834

Right handed people tend to chew food on the right side and lefties chew on the left.

835

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

836

Pomology is the study of fruit.

837

Bananas are the most widely-eaten fruit in America.

838

Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them.

839

A cucumber consists of 96% water.

841

The most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla.

842

Vanilla is used to make chocolate.

843

Bamboo (the world's tallest grass) can grow up to 90cm in a day.

844

One lump of sugar is equivalent to three feet of sugar cane.

845

A lemon contains more sugar than a strawberry.

846

An average of three billion cups of tea are consumed daily worldwide.

847

Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

848

Wild camels once roamed Arizona's deserts.

849

New York was the first state to require cars to have license plates.

851

Miami installed the first ATM for rollerbladers.

853

Hawaii has its own time zone.

855

Oregon has more ghost towns than any other US city.

857

Louisiana is home to over 80% of the world's crayfish.

858

New Jersey is home to the world's first drive-in movie theater.

860

Cleveland, OH is home to the first electric traffic lights.

861

South Carolina is home to the first tea farm in the U.S.

862

The typewriter was invented in Milwaukee, WI in 1867.

863

The term rookies comes from a Civil War term, reckie, which was short for recruit.

864

Taft was the heaviest U.S. President at 329lbs; Madison was the smallest at 100lbs.

865

Harry Truman was the last U.S. President to not have a college degree.

866

Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6'4", while James Madison was the shortest at 5'4".

867

Franklin Roosevelt was related to 5 U.S. Presidents by blood and 6 by marriage.

868

Thomas Jefferson invented the coat hanger.

869

Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.

870

President Warren G. Harding once lost white house china in a poker game.

871

Ulysses Simpson Grant was fined $20.00 for speeding on his horse.

872

President William Taft weighed over 300 lbs and once got stuck in the white house bathtub.

873

President William McKinley had a pet parrot that he named "Washington Post."

874

Harry S. Truman's middle name is S.

876

The youngest U.S. president to be in office was Theodore Roosevelt at age 42.

877

People don't sneeze when they are asleep because the nerves involved in the sneeze reflex are also resting.

879

Most Koala bears can sleep up to 22 hours a day.

882

In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million.

883

Butterflies can taste with their hind feet.

884

A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.

886

The bumblebee bat is one of the the smallest mammal on Earth. It weighs less than a penny.

887

The Valley of Square Trees in Panama is the only known place in the world where trees have rectangular trunks.

888

In some cultures' telling of Snow White, the dwarves are thieves.

889

The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers.

890

The number 1 or the word One appears on the dollar bill 16 times.

894

Jousting is the official sport of Maryland.

898

The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding or milling.

899

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

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