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Some Simple Facts for General Knowledge

  1. Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world? 
  2. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  3. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. 
  4. Banging your head against a wall uses an average of 900 calories an hour. 
  5. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  6. The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
  7. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. 
  8. The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA. 
  9. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. 
  10. Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. 
  11. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath. 
  12. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. 
  13. Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie. 
  14. Cat’s urine glows under a black light. 
  15. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. 
  16. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. 
  17. Babies are born without knee caps.They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age. 
  18. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. 
  19. The most common name in the world is Mohammed. 
  20. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. 
  21. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. 
  22. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30’s lobbied against hemp farmers they saw it as competition.
  23. You know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. 
  24. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. 
  25. There are 2 credit cards for every person in the US.
  26. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
  27. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  28. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  29. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds,dogs only have about ten.
  30. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
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