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Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.

Tuatara lizards, from New Zealand, have two eyes in the center of their heads and a third one on top of their heads.

Giraffes can't cough.

Elephants can smell water from as far away as three miles.

Birds cannot go into outer space, because they use gravity to assist them in swallowing, so they'd quickly choke and die in a non-gravity environment.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms per day.

The Kiwi, national bird of New Zealand, can't fly. It lives in a hole in the ground, is almost blind and lays only one egg each year. Despite this, it has survived for more than 10 thousand years.

Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

A car traveling at a constant speed of 60 miles per hour would take over 48 million years to reach the nearest star (other than our sun), Proxima Centauri. This is about 685,000 average human lifetimes.

Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.

In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.

Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.

The writers of The Simpsons have never revealed what state Springfield is in.

In Lehigh, Nebraska, its against the law to sell donut holes

In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

Most humans can guess someone’s sex with 95% accuracy just by smelling their breath

The same man who led the attack on the Alamo, Mexican Military General, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, is also credited with the invention of chewing gum.

The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was albino.

Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

There are more telephones than people in Washington DC.

Hawaii is the only state in the United States where male life expectancy exceeds 70 years. Hawaii also leads all states in life expectancy in general, with an average of 73.6 years for both males and females

Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries

As of September 1998, the highest recorded mileage for a car was 1,615,000 miles for a 1966 Volvo P-1800.

Mr. Peanut was invented in 1916 by a Suffolk, Virginia schoolchild who won in a design contest sponsored by Planters Peanuts.

Native Americans never actually ate turkey; killing such a timid bird was thought to indicate laziness.

When Gerber baby foods began to sell in parts of Africa, they continued to use their usual packaging, with the cute baby on the front. They didn't realize until later that where they were selling it, it was a common practice to help illiterate people buy things by putting pictures on the wrapper of what was inside.

Ovaltine, the drink was from milk, malt, egg and cocoa, was developed in 1904 in Berne, Switzerland. It was originally named Ovomaltine. A clerical error changed it when the manufacturer registered the name.

The number 57 on a Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once had.

For beer commercials, they add liquid detergent to the beer to make it foam more.

You should not eat a crawfish with a straight tail. It was dead before it was cooked.

There are 2,000,000 different combinations of sandwiches that can be created from a SUBWAY menu.

The wheat that produces a one-pound loaf of bread requires 2 tons of water to grow

Though most people think of salt as a seasoning, only 5 out of every 100 pounds produced each year go to the dinner table.

Theodore Roosevelt was blind in his left eye.

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