Tuesday, December 16, 2008


1) Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

2) The world's longest game of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours.

3) In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

4) No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

5) The U.S. ranks 29th in overall life expectancy, which is 78 years.

6) The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.

7) A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.

8) Nurses and doctors wash their hands between patients less than one-third of the time.

9) An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!

10) 25% of a human's bones are in its feet.

11) Men get hiccups more often than women.

12) The word "democracy" is banned in online chat rooms in China.

13) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was originally entitled Headcheese, but was changed at the last minute.

14) Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!

15) It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.

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