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Strange But True
Mon Jul 20 1998

Bullet The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur!

Cat's urine glows under a black-light!

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!

The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

It's against the law to burp or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!

You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

7% of Americans don't know the first 9 words of the American Anthem, but know the first 7 of the Canadian

5% of Canadians don't know the first 7 words of the Canadian Anthem, but know the first 9 of the American

Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

The state of Florida is bigger than England!

It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow!

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!

More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!

A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!

Slugs have 4 noses!

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours!

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!

The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!

It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!

There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!

Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!

A jellyfish is 95 percent water!

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!

The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!

More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money printed throughout the world!

The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly!

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States!

One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!

America once issued a 5-cent bill!

You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime! Wow!

Here are some people with strange names. (some of these specific facts have not be verified)
Ure A. Pigg (Portland, Oregon)!
Ima Hogg (Houston, Texas)!
Ima June Bugg (Chicago, IL)!
Eura Fisch (Charlotte N.C)!
Ima Fisch (Charlotte N.C)!
Menna Pause (Indianapolis,indiana)!
Serious Misconduct (Welwyn, England)!
General Error (Pueblo, Colorado)!
Dr. Safety First (Tulsa, Oklahoma)!
Pearl Harbor (Birmingham, Alabama)!
Honor Roll (Birmingham, Alabama)!
E. Pluribus Eubanks (San Francisco, CA)!

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, silver, and month! Interesting tries from our
readers: orange: door hinge, melange (French for mix) purple: hurtle, durple?, turtle silver: milver?, quiver month: once, bunth?, hunch

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under is cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!

Fortune cookies were actually invented in America in 1918 by Charles Jung!

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

Here are some interesting numbers to look at! (*1997)
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S!
1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire are strung across the U.S!
123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways!
85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S!
56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball each year!

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs!

There are over 52.6 million dogs in the U.S!

Dogs and cats consume almost $7 billion worth of pet food a year!

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

You blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!

The average person laughs 15 times a day!

Dogs can hear sounds that you can't!

Every fact on this page ends with a "!"!

2 out of 6 people will actually check on the above fact!

About 82% of the visitors to our site read through the whole thing!

Only about 34% of the visitors here who sign our guestbook use their real name!

The average visitor here lives in Canada or the U.S., but don't know what SBT stands for (Strange-But-True)!

23% of the visitors to our site think it's a total waste of time, but love it anyway, and keep coming back!

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