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  • Uranus has 27 moons.
  • Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side.
  • Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years.
  • Urine from mens public urinals was sold as a commodity in Ancient Rome. It was used as a dye and for making clothes hard.
  • Urophobia is the fear of urine or urinating.
  • Used in art the word 'sfumato' refers to the subtle blending of an outline by gradually blending one tone into another.
  • Using recycled aluminum cans and making news cans out of them saves 75% energy compared to making it from new material.
  • Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth.
  • Vampire bat saliva has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery.
  • Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race.
  • Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Vikings, after killing their enemies, used their skulls as drinking vessels.
  • Walmart-mart sells more apparel a year than all the other competing department stores combined.
  • Walt Disney had a fear of mice.
  • Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse.
  • Walt Disney holds the record for the most Oscar nominations with sixty-four.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  • Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.
  • Warner Brothers Corset Company created the bra cup sizing system, which is now used universally used by manufacturers.
  • Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load.
  • Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out.
  • Water expands 9% when it is frozen.
  • Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE.
  • Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China.
  • Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan.
  • Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.
  • Wendel Clark holds the record for the longest span between NHL All-Star appearances, with 13 years (1986-1999).
  • Whale eyes are the size of a grapefruit.
  • Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973.
  • Wham-O manufactured twenty-thousand hula-hoops a day at the peak of hula-hoop popularity in 1958.
  • Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White holds the record for putting her hands together approximately 140,000 times to clap.
  • When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear.
  • When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white, but harden within hours.
  • When a predator is chasing an impala, a type of antelope, it runs in a zig zag formation jumping as high as three metres.
  • When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.
  • When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.
  • When an orange is shown in any of the 'Godfather'movies, this means that someone is about to die or a close call is to occur.
  • When baby sharks are born, they swim away from their mothers right away and are on there own. In fact, their mothers might see them as prey.
  • When Black Jack Ketchum was hung back in 1901 in Clayton New Mexico, the noose actually ended up taking his head off. The head had to be sewn back on so Black Jack could be buried properly.
  • When blue whales are first born, they gain as much as 200 pounds a day while they are calves.
  • When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents.
  • When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like 'Coca-Cola'when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was 'Bite the wax tadpole'. It did not sell well.
  • When Coca-Cola was invented, American tourists that visited Spain were surprised to see that Coke was three times as expensive as a glass of brandy.
  • When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country 'Little Venice', which translated into Spanish is Venezuela.
  • When former Texas Governor James Hogg was on his deathbed he made a special request that a pecan tree be planted at the head of his grave instead of a tombstone. The governor passed away on March 2, 1906, which is Texas Independence Day. The pecan tree is now the state tree of Texas.
  • When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.
  • When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover.
  • When Nylons first went on sale in the United States in 1940, four million pairs were sold in only a few days.
  • When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not 'playing'. They actually pass out from sheer terror.
  • When playing competitive darts the player must be 7 feet 9 1/4 inches back from the dartboard. Also the board must be 5 feet 8 inches above the floor.
  • When Queen Elizabeth I of England died she owned over 3,000 gowns.
  • When Scott Paper Co. first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment.
  • When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  • When Sony introduced the walkman, it had a variety of different names in different countries. It was called 'Soundabout'in the U.S., 'Stowaway'in the U.K., and 'Freestyle'in Australia.
  • When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers.
  • When the are in danger, kangaroos will beat the ground loudly with their hind feet.
  • When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute.
  • When the divorce rate goes up in the United States, toy makers report that the sale of toys also rise.
  • When the female grasshopper lays eggs, she covers her eggs with a pasty liquid that protects the eggs throughout the winter.
  • When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse.
  • When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.
  • When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born.
  • When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking.
  • When the Statue of Liberty was moved from France to the United States, 214 crates were used to transport it. The Statue was also reduced to 350 pieces.
  • When the volcano Krakatoa off the Java islands exploded in 1883, it was so loud that it woke some people up in South Australia.
  • When you sneeze, all your bodily functions momentarily stop, including your heart.
  • Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes.
  • While digging, an Armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes.
  • While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called 'Traff-O-Data.'It was a machine that would analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. They never found any buyers.
  • White-Out was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham, who is the mother of Michael Nesmith from the 'The Monkees.'
  • Whooping cranes are born with blue eyes that change to bright gold by the time they six months old.
  • Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp.
  • Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.
  • William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub.
  • Witchcraft means 'Craft of the Wise Ones.'
  • With winds of 50 miles per hour, The Statue of Liberty sways three inches and the torch sways five inches.
  • Women are four times more likely to have foot problems than men.
  • Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Women hearts beat faster than men.
  • Women on average live seven years longer than men do.
  • Women smile more than men do.
  • Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet.
  • Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.
  • Women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis.
  • Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state.
  • You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
  • You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called 'Hell.'They even have a post office.
  • Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
  • There is a Hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsi
  • There is a Harley-Davidson that was designed as an exact replica of a hamburger.
  • There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru.
  • There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds.
  • There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show 'Sesame Street'that is HIV-positive.
  • There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan.
  • There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake.
  • There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog.
  • There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection.
  • There is a town in Norway called 'Hell'.
  • There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people.
  • There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada.
  • There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use.
  • There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the 'Bermuda Triangle.'It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers.
  • There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat.
  • There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple.
  • There is cyanide in apple pips.
  • There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
  • There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep.
  • There is no element on Mendeleev's (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
  • There is no tipping in Iceland.
  • There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people.
  • There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, 'Not Able to Fornicate.'
  • There was a book written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic happened titled 'Futility'by Morgan Robertson. This book was remarkably similar to the tragedy that happened to the Titanic in 1912.
  • There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people.
  • There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal 'markers'to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station.
  • There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce.
  • There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was 'General Butt Naked.'Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia.
  • There was no punctuation until the 15th century.
  • There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR.
  • There was once a fish caught in Delaware Bay with a watch still ticking inside.
  • There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.
  • There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996.
  • There were approximately 2,228 people on board the Titanic when it sank. Of this, only 706 people survived.
  • There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987.
  • Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts.
  • Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35.
  • Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
  • Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark.
  • Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, 'Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States.
  • Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.
  • Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
  • Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.
  • Throughout the South, peanuts were known as 'Monkey Nuts,'and 'Goober peas,'before the civil war.
  • Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble.
  • Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named 'Sportsman of the Year'by magazine Sports Illustrated two times.
  • Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times.
  • To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories.
  • To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed.
  • To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages.
  • To make one glass of orange juice, 50 glasses of water are needed to grow enough oranges to make the juice.
  • To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed.
  • To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed.
  • To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets
  • To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.
  • To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed.
  • To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked.
  • Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer.
  • Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined.
  • Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party.
  • Tomatina is the legendary Spanish tomato-throwing festival held in Bunol, Spain.
  • Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it.
  • Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.
  • Tomatos were once referred to as 'love apples.' This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them.
  • Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.
  • Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units.
  • Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy.
  • Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac.
  • Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
  • Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country.
  • Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya.
  • Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year.
  • True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets.
  • Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.
  • Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920.
  • Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks.
  • Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet.
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon.
  • Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish.
  • TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979.
  • Two million red blood cells die every second.
  • Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.
  • Two out of five people end up marrying their first love.
  • Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario.
  • Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life.
  • TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.
  • U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram.
  • U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year.
  • Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar.
  • Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day.
  • Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.
  • Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
  • The worlds tallest free fall rollercoaster is The Giant Drop located in Australia. The drops is 120 meters which is equivalent to a 39 storey building.
  • The Xerox company was initially called the Haloid Company.
  • The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer.
  • The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan.
  • The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk.
  • There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball.
  • There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem.
  • There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • There are 315 species of parrot in the world.
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • There are 40 official jelly belly flavours.
  • There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon.
  • There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females.
  • There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year.
  • There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.
  • There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon.
  • There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide.
  • There are about 34,000 species of spiders.
  • There are about 6,800 languages in the world.
  • There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America.
  • There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.
  • There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands.
  • There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US.
  • There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
  • There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
  • There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly.
  • There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes.
  • There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.
  • There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult.
  • There are approximately 60 muscles in the face.
  • There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.
  • There are approximately 75,000,000 horses in the world.
  • There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
  • There are approximately 90 people that have been frozen after their death.
  • There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world.
  • There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness.
  • There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA.
  • There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise.
  • There are bananas called 'Red banana' that are maroon to dark purple when ripe.
  • There are coffee flavored PEZ
  • There are dolphins that live in the Amazon River that are the colour pink.
  • There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose.
  • There are five years in a quinquennium.
  • There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
  • There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • There are more pigs than humans in Denmark.
  • There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
  • There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world.
  • There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants.
  • There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats.
  • There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world.
  • There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world.
  • There are more than 250,000 rivers in the United States, which amounts to 3.5 million miles of rivers.
  • There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee.
  • There are more than 40 million Americans that have 'chronic halitosis,' which is bad breath that never goes away.
  • There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular.
  • There are more than 640 muscles in the human body.
  • There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland.
  • There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit.
  • There are no snakes in New Zealand.
  • There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same.
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in'-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • There are over 1,000,000 swimming pools in Florida, eventhough the ocean is no farther than 80 miles away.
  • There are over 1,800 known species of fleas.
  • There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market.
  • There are over 2,000 different species of cactuses.
  • There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world.
  • There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America.
  • There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone.
  • There are over 500 different types of bananas.
  • There are over 600 different pasta shapes.
  • There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand.
  • There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth.
  • There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars.
  • There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some being having a diameter over three feet.
  • There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater.
  • There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.
  • There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow.
  • There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty.
  • There are some ice creams that are 75% air.
  • There are some species of snails that are venomous. Their venom can be fatal to humans.
  • There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart.
  • There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when its water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish.
  • There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.
  • There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.
  • There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825.
  • There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia.
  • There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952.
  • There is a 'cemetery town' in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1.
  • There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born.
  • There is a certain type of Hawk Moth caterpillar from Brazil that inflates its thorax, which makes its head look like a head of a snake when it feels it is in danger or alarmed.
  • There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas.
  • There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.