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One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers  in the 1930s lobbied against hemp farmers - they saw  it as competition.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Giraffes have no vocal cords.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita:  Hong Kong

Barbie's measurements if she were life size:  39-23-33

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

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

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

In 1681, the last dodo bird died.

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

* Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants - This is what you normally read in most trivia sites, but it's not true. What is true though, is that even though he does wear pants at all, whenever he is having a bath, etc, he always pops a towel around his waist.

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Women's hearts beat faster than men's.

You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.

The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.

Mosquitos have teeth.

Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

Sting, the famous singer, got his name because of a yellow-and-black striped shirt he wore until it literally fell apart.

The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint -- no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

More people die in NZ every year playing Lawn Bowls than Scuba Diving. More people die in NZ every year playing Lawn Bowls than Scuba Diving.
Ireland has no snakes

Cockroaches' favourite food is the glue on envelopes and on the back of postage stamps

Elephants are the only animal with four knees.

African elephants have bigger ears than Indian elephants do. This to help cool the blood better.

An elephant can be pregnant for up to two years.

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

Only three angels are mentioned by name in the Bible: Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer.

The term "devil's advocate" comes from the Roman Catholic church. When deciding if someone should become a saint, a devil's advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view.

Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

The biggest bell is the "Tsar Kolokol" cast in the Kremlin in 1733. It weighs 216 tons, but alas, is cracked and has never been rung.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Many species of bird copulate in the air. In general, a couple will fly to a very high altitude, and then drop. During their descent, the birds mate. Sometimes the couple gets too involved and SPLAT!

If birds were sent into space they would soon die, as they need gravity to swallow.

There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, here, ere, therein, herein.

You would have to count to one thousand to use the letter "A" in the English language to spell a whole number.

When your sink is full, the little hole that lets the water drain, instead of flowing over the side, is called a "porcelator".

Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."

Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott".

Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

The metal part of a lamp that surrounds the bulb and supports the shade is called a harp.

The metal part at the end of a pencil is twenty percent sulphur.

Vietnamese currency consists only of paper money; no coins.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Skin is thickest is at the back -- 1/6 of an inch.

The most sensitive finger is the forefinger.

Dublin comes from the Irish Dubh Linn which means Blackpool

Scottish is the language called Gaelic, whereas Irish is actually called Gaeilge.

A penguin only has sex twice a year.

The Dutch town of Abcoude is the only reasonably sized town/city in the world whose name begins with ABC.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

The dot above an 'i' is called a tittle.

A peanut is not a nut; it is a legume.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

"Evian" spelled backwards is naive.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

"Bookkeeper" is the only word in the English language with three consecutive double letters.

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