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The first commercial batch of blueberries came from Whitesbog, New Jersey, in 1916.
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Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.
Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes under water.
Slugs have four noses.
Camels have three eyelids.
A honey bee can fly at 15mph.
A queen bee can lay 800-1,500 eggs per day.
A bee has five eyelids.
The average speed of a housefly is 4.5 mph.
Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas.
Flamingos turn pink from eating shrimp.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backward.
Cats have over 100 vocal cords.
Camel's milk does not curdle.
All porcupines float in water.
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans about 10 to 1.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
A jellyfish is approximately 95% water.
Children tend to grow faster in the spring.
Broccoli is the only vegetable that is also a flower.
Peaches are members of the almond family.
Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile national monument.
The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.
On average a human being will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime.
Fish have eyelids.
Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music!
If you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will eventually turn white.
A snail breathes through its foot.
An ant's sense of smell is stronger than a dog's.
It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down.
Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open.
A cat's lower jaw cannot move sideways.
The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.
Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles per day.
Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
Giraffes have no vocal cords.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
Despite its hump, a camel has a straight spine.
Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
There are 63,360 inches in a mile.
About 11% of the people in the world are left-handed.
The average smell weighs 760 nanograms.
A human brain weighs about three pounds.
1/4 of the bones in your body are in your feet.
You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.
A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 miles an hour.
Brain waves can be used to power an electric train.
The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.
Pigs can get sunburn.
The life span of a taste bud is about ten days.
The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.
Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges.
A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion math calculations.
Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza a day.
There are 18 different animal shapes in the animal cracker zoo.
The longest one-syllable word is "screeched."
No word in the English language rhymes with month.
There is a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia.
The average person spends 2 weeks over his/her lifetime waiting for a traffic light to change.
You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
No piece of paper can be folded more than seven times.
Alaska is the most eastern and western state in the U.S.
There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter.
About 18 percent of animal owners share their bed with their pet.
Alaska has more caribou than people.
Googol is a number (1 followed by 100 zeros).
Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.
Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance.
A ten gallon hat holds less than one gallon of liquid.
The average raindrop falls at seven mph.
Fish can drown.
A kangaroo can jump 30 feet.
Lizards communicate by doing push-ups.
Squids can have eyes the size of a volleyball.
The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime.
A turkey can run at 20 mph.
When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.
You burn about 20 calories per hour chewing gum.
A one-minute kiss burns about 26 calories.
You would weigh less on the top of a mountain than at sea level.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
Smelling apples and/or bananas can help you lose weight.
Frogs never drink.
Only male turkeys gobble.
At birth, a Dalmatian is always pure white.
The largest fish is the whale shark – it can be over 50 feet long and weigh two tons.
Honeybees are the only insects that create a form of food for humans.
The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
The only bird that can swim and not fly is a penguin.
A duck can't walk without bobbing its head.
Beavers were once the size of bears.
Seals sleep only one and a half minutes at a time.
Pigeons have been trained by the U.S. Coast Guard to spot people lost at sea.
A pigeon's feathers are heavier than its bones.
A hummingbird's heart beats 1,400 times a minute.
Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk.
Koalas and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints.
Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to fresh water.
A crocodile cannot move its tongue.
Honeybees navigate by using the sun as a compass.
Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
The city of Los Angeles has about 3x more automobiles than people.
Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee commercially.
Hawaii is the only state with one school district.
The square dance is the official dance of the state of Washington.
Hawaii is the only U.S. state never to report a temperature of zero degrees F or below.
"Q" is the only letter in the alphabet not appearing in the name of any U.S. state.
Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.
Lake Superior is the world's largest lake.
The smallest county in America is New York County, better known as Manhattan.
Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
The tallest man was 8 ft. 11 in.
Theodore Roosevelt was the only president who was blind in one eye.
The first sport to be filmed was boxing in 1894.
The speed limit in NYC was eight mph in 1895.
In 1926, the first outdoor mini-golf courses were built on rooftops in NYC.
Swimming pools in the U.S. contain enough water to cover San Francisco.
The first MTV video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.
The first TV show to ever be put into reruns was "The Lone Ranger."
One alternate title that had been considered for NBC's hit "Friends" was "Insomnia Café."
The temperature of the sun can reach up to 15 million degrees Fahrenheit.
The first penny had the motto "Mind your own business."
The first vacuum was so large, it was brought to a house by horses.
Your eye expands up to 45% when looking at something pleasing.
Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.
You'd have to play ping-pong for about 12 hours to lose one pound.
One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns.
The first human-made object to break the sound barrier was a whip.
In 1878, the first telephone book ever issued contained only 50 names.
The most sensitive parts of the body are the mouth and the fingertips.
The eye makes movements 50 times every second.
The world's biggest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico.
In 1634, tulip bulbs were a form of currency in Holland.
The first bike was called a hobbyhorse.
The first sailing boats were built in Egypt.
The first ballpoint pens were sold in 1945 for $12.00.
The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.
A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps to represent every day of the year.
The most used letters in the English language are E, T, A, O, I and N.
A male kangaroo is called a boomer.
A female kangaroo is called a flyer.
Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest, and highest continent on earth.
The Sahara Desert stretches farther than the distance from California to New York.
Thailand means "Land of the Free."
Popcorn was invented by the American Indians.
Jupiter spins so fast that there is a new sunrise nearly every 10 hours.
The year that read the same upside down was 1961. That won't happen again until 6009.