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Strange Facts File I

Did you know that...


there are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

if you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head"!

the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants!

over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

a crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

the sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

clinophobia is the fear of beds!

the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is  "uncopyrightable"!

the longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

cat's urine glows under a black-light!

the world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

the electric chair was invented by a dentist!

windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

a mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

a hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

a hummingbird weighs less than a penny!

until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!

the Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!

a cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!