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Just some odd,totally random and useless facts....Enjoy!

 

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The world's largest jack o'lantern was carved by Scott Cully (USA) from the world's largest pumpkin on October 31, 2005 in Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA. The pumpkin was grown by Larry Checkon (USA) and weighed 666.32 kg (1,469 lb) at the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association Weigh-off, on October 1, 2005.

Kym Coberly from Denton,Texas hula-hooped for 72 hours from October 17-29,1984.

20% of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat.

In a deck of cards, 52 cards represent the 52 weeks in a year and the 4 suits, the four seasons.

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The five interlocking Olympic rings are black,blue,red,white and yellow because at least one of these colors appears on every national flag.

Donald Duncan, of Duncan Yo-Yo fame, was also responsible marketing the first parking meters. So cuss Duncan next time u r ticketed.

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The smell of Crayola crayons is so familar that it is one of the the top 20 most recognized scents to American adults. Comparable to coffee and peanut butter...and so soothing that sniffing crayons has been proven lower blood pressure.

Play-Doh was originally formulated for use as a wallpaper cleaner.

Big Bird's costume is made from turkey feather dyed a reasonable shade of shocking yellow.

Bullwinkle was the name of a car dealership in Oakland,CA.

The name jeep is derivative of the expression "G.P" military slang for General Purpose Vehicle.

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'Bubblegum' flavor, as we know it, is a combo of vanilla,wintergreen and cassia (a form of cinnamon).

The Mod Squad was based on a true story.

Podunk is in Massachusetts.

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Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador.

Cats have 2 sets of vocal cords.

The stabbing sound the knife makes in the movie Psycho, is in fact a knife stabbing a melon. Ick.

'Kemo sabe' means 'white shirt' in Apache.

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100 shares of McDonalds Stock purchased in 1965 for $2,250 was worth $1.4 million in 1995. Hate i missed that 'Golden' opportunity.

The ostrich cannot fly but it can outrun a racehorse. Cool!

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Each instance of dog 'poo' that remains 'unscooped' will attract approx. 144 flies. Yuck.

According to the film's animators, you will see 6,469,952 black spots every time you view 101 Dalmations. Whoa...and all i wanna know is, who counted?

The tallest self-supported rose bush measured 4.03 m (13 ft 3 in) on December 5, 2005 and grows in the garden of Paul and Sharon Palumbo (USA) who live in San Diego, California, USA. Bet her yard smells GREAT!

There are portions of Wisconsin that are farther east than parts of Florida.

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The sight of oranges in all 3 Godfather films indicate that death (or a close call) is about to occur.

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In Pulp Fiction, the word, F**K is used 257 times. All i can say is, F**K!

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The flashing warning light atop the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood also spells out H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D in Morse Code.

'La Bamba' by Los Lobos was the only completely Spanish (language) song to reach #1 on the charts in 1987.

The word, Ouija board, got it's name from the combonation of the french word and german word for yes...oui and ja.

Rene Alvarenga from El Salvador has eaten an estimated 35,000 live scorpions. He catches them with his bare hands and eats them at a rate of 20 to 30 a day.

The Tataviam used psychotropic jimson weed to get closer to the stars.

33 nipples are visible in Madonna's video,'Vogue'.

Silly Putty resulted from a failed WWII effort to develop an inexpensive synthetic substitute for rubber.

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The standard slinky is comprised of 80 feet of wire.

The word news was coined from the fact that early daily papers carried images of globes,on their mastheads, and boasted that their reports came came from all directions, North,East,West and South.

The original American Express card was purple for 11 years until it was made green in 1969.

The Venus Fly Trap feeds primarily on ants not flies.

An ostrich eye is bigger than it's brain.

One of the highest priced,single purchases, ever charged to an American Express card was 2.5 Million for a painting by Roy Lichtenstein.

Wedding cake was originally thrown at the bride and groom, instead of eaten by them. Now there's a mess!

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Six 8-stud lego pieces can be combined into 102,981,500 ways. Whoa.

Barbie's last name is Roberts. Wonder what Ken's is...Hrm...

No word in the English language rhymes with month,orange,silver or purple...cept for maybe nurple...but, i dont think it counts.

22 cigarettes are smoked in the movie, Casablanca.

Beloved Smokes

Niek Vermeulen of the Netherlands has 5,180 airline barf bags from 1,003 different airlines which he has accumulated since the 1970's. hm.

'Cinderella' has been made into a movie more times than any other story.

The man who commissioned the Mona Lisa refused it when finished.

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A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

When Disneyland opened in 1955, Tomorrowland represented a city from the,at the time, distant 1986. They never couldve forseen the bad fashion,tho.

TIP is an acronym for 'to insure promptness'- and once upon a time was given in advance.

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The name 'jukebox' got it's name from African American slang,'Jook', which means 'dance'.

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Houseflies hum in the key of F.

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A recording of a camel's moan was slowed down and used as the sound of a tornado in the movie,'Twister'. Thats weird.

Bullwhips,when properly snapped,exceed speeds of 742 miles per hour (mph) thus breaking the sound barrier.

Tigers have striped skin as well as it's fur.

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Stewardess is the longest word that can be typed using only the left hand.

The number of crickets chirps you count in a 15 second interval, plus 37 equals the current temperature. Freaky!

Maine is the only state whose name is one syllable.

The fastest rap MC is Rebel XD (aka Seandale Price) (USA) who rapped 852 syllables in 42 seconds at Regiment Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, on July 27, 2007.

Vandoodle sayz...Who knew?

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