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  1. Scientists once tested the intelligence of beavers by playing the sound of running water on a field. Eventually, the beavers began covering the tape player with branches and mud. Source

  2. A 1965 Barbie came complete with a book titled “How To Lose Weight” that instructed “Don’t Eat!” It also came with a scale permanently set to 110lbs. Source
  3. In 1950, Life magazine reported that 15 people barely missed disaster by an intricate stroke of luck. The 15, members of a church choir in Beatrice, Nebraska, were supposed to meet at 7:15 pm for practice. Each one got delayed…each for different reason! For example, one had car trouble, another was finishing house chores, another was catching a radio show, etc. Whatever the reason, they were all lucky to be late: The church was destroyed in an explosion at 7:25.  Source
  4. Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
  5. A cardboard bicycle has been made that weighs just 20 pounds (9.1 kg) and can support up to 220 kilograms (490 lb). Source
  6. Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
  7. A UK customs officer tried to get rid of his wife by waiting until she had gone abroad – and then entering her name into the “Do-Not-Fly List”. She was stranded abroad for 3 years.  Source
  8. chocolate-chip-cookieThe inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Source
  9. During a “Botched Drug Raid” using a No-Knock Warrant 39 shots were fired at an elderly woman after she fired one shot over the heads of the plain clothed men entering her home. Those same officers later planted coke and marijuana at her home in a failed attempt at framing her. Source
  10. Diamonds mined in Brazil are harder than those found in Africa. Source
  11. More than 50% of Americans fall asleep on their sides.
  12. There actually was a John Rambo in Vietnam and his name can be found on the Vietnam Memorial. Oh, and he was awarded a silver star. Source
  13. During World War 1, the United States Government tried to rename hamburgers as “liberty sandwiches” to promote patriotism. Source
  14. More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year!
  15. In Nara, Japan wild deer roam the city and are so well socialized that they will bow in exchange for treats. Source
  16. New York's Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.
  17. The 1992 comedy “My Cousin Vinny” is so well regarded in the US legal community that it is frequently used in law schools to demonstrate courtroom procedures such as voire dire and cross examination. Source
  18. Sloppy medical handwriting kills more than 7,000 people every year. Source
  19. Prior to World War I, sharpshooter Annie Oakley was touring Europe. By his request, she knocked the ash from a cigarette being held by German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II. When World War I broke out, she wrote to him and requested a second shot.  Source
  20. Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.
  21. An Italian brain surgeon had a heart attack in the middle of an operation. He powered through it when he realized his patient would never recover if he stopped. Source
  22. Oak trees can live 200 or more years.
  23. The President only receives, on average, 500 death threats a month. Source
  24. President Lincoln formed the Secret Service on the same day that he was assassinated.  Source
  25. A Hungarian psychologist wrote a book on how to raise a genius. He proposed his ideas to a teacher. They married and raised three chess grandmasters, two of them became record-breakers and one even became the first female to beat the top ranked male. Source

 

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