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  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
  • If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  • The average human swollows 8 spiders in their lifetime at night while they sleep.
  • A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. 
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  • On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
  • All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  • "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • China has more people who speak English than the United States.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
  • A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

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