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1. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

2. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

3. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

4. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

5. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

6. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

7. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

8. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and 'UP' for the direction of the bubbles.

9. 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don't die throughout the movie. .

10. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

11. 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

12. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

13. Reindeer like to eat bananas.

14. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.

15. The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."

16. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

17. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

18. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

19. More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.

20. A 'jiffy' is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

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What have I learned from this list? I want to be a pig in my next life.
post #2 of 16
well so do i, but i dont ilke the idea of being slaughtered and eaten!
post #3 of 16
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6. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
I would like to know how they figured this out.
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I would like to know how they figured this out.
I thought the same thing. Unless they timed how long it takes to fall 8 floor and they found out how long a cat might take to react.
post #5 of 16
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17. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Why doesn't this surprise me?! LOL
post #6 of 16
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10. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

Lucky pigs!! Those are pretty interesting. But you have too much free time....
post #7 of 16
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Why doesn't this surprise me?! LOL
You thought that too huh? *lol*
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom View Post
Lucky pigs!! Those are pretty interesting. But you have too much free time....
*lol* I just posted it, I didn't research it
post #9 of 16
12. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

This one might be good to know someday.
post #10 of 16
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Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie
All the more reason to save a stamp an use email!
post #11 of 16
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All the more reason to save a stamp an use email!
Or use the stamps that are already sticky!
post #12 of 16
5. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.


I am not the average person....
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by ReesesPBC View Post
*lol* I just posted it, I didn't research it
Have you ever read any of the "Uncle John's Bathroom Readers" they are full of fun facts like this, My DH loves the books and he's full of useless information
post #14 of 16
I've heard the pig thing from alot of different places.

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5. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.


I am not the average person....
Are you quick to sleep or slow?

Matt thinks I'm a little narcoleptic cuz I can fall asleep in something like 2.3 minutes.
post #15 of 16
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5. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.


I am not the average person....
Me either. It takes me atleast an hour. Not sure if that's really bad and I should get help or not
post #16 of 16
I wish my stomach would start to digest itself....maybe I'd lose a few lbs....
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