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Odd Facts You Never Knew

Posted on: May 5, 2009

ODD FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW

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* Barbie’s measurements (if she were life-size): 39-23-33

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* Coca-cola was originally green

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* The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters

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* First novel ever written on a typewriter was “Tom Sawyer”

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* Men get hiccups more often than women

* Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better

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

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* Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up: 1 in 2.

* City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong

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* Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4

* Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28


* Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38

* State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

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* Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44


* Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36


* Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80

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* Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50

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* Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58


* Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85

* Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105

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* Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000


* Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan

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* Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt


* Only president to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy, for “Profiles in Courage

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* Only president awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals


* Only food that does not spoil: honey


* Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird

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* Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica


* Polar bears are left-handed

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* Eskimos never gamble


* The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515

* Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

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