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  1. Pirates used to make their victims walk the plank
  2. All laptop computers in the USA sold since 2005 are fitted with secret ‘key-loggers’ that record whatever is typed on the computer and sends it to the Department of Homeland Security without the owners knowledge
  3. A mayoral election in Ecuador was once won by a foot powder
  4. The Titanic was the first ship to use SOS as a distress call
  5. Red cars receive more speeding tickets than any other colour
  6. A lobsters blood is blue
  7. Peanuts are a key ingredient of dynamite
  8. Coca-Cola is used by police for cleaning up blood after a traffic accident
  9. Chocolate causes acne
  10. A wedding ring is traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand because Ancient Egyptians believed a vein ran from this finger directly to the heart
  11. You use 300 muscles when balancing
  12. A pregnant goldfish is called a ‘twit’
  13. The Vikings wore horned helmets
  14. The plastic bits on the ends of your shoelaces are called aglets
  15. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows
  16. There is enough carbon in a human body to make 900 pencils
  17. The World’s shortest war was between England and Zanzibar, and lasted between 38-45 minutes
  18. Hair and Fingernails grow after death
  19. Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when it landed back on Earth
  20. Cataract surgery was practiced in India several centuries before Christ
  21. Alfred was the name of Batman’s butler
  22. A tine is the name for the end of a shoelace
  23. If a Polish flag is displayed upside-down, it becomes the Thailand flag
  24. The second most-commonly used letter in the English language is ‘T’
  25. The Lone Ranger’s real name was John Reid
  26. Slugs do not have noses
  27. Tonto’s horse was called Scout
  28. It is estimated that 9% of the world’s dog population has only 3 legs
  29. Magellan was the first man to travel around the earth
  30. Bilbao is Spain’s largest port
  31. Kansas is the flattest state in the USA
  32. The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066
  33. There are 1 million ants for every human in the World
  34. The Scientific name for tennis elbow is ‘Tinea Pedis’
  35. There are 10 players on a women’s lacrosse team
  36. Justin Timberlake was the youngest member of 1990’s boy band ‘N Sync.’
  37. The Nebula Awards celebrate work in the field of astronomy
  38. Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
  39. Switzerland has four official national languages
  40. In the geologic timescale, the Cretaceous Period followed the Triassic Period
  41. Britpop band Oasis were originally called The Rain
  42. Christopher Lee, who played a James Bond villain, is Bond author Ian Flemings cousin
  43. The longest river in the UK is the River Severn
  44. Dalmatian dogs have pure white coats when they are born
  45. Platform 9¾ is where Harry Potter boards the Hogwarts Express
  46. In Disney’s The Jungle Book, the snakes name is Shere Khan
  47. George Harrison was the youngest member of The Beatles
  48. Alfred Hitchcock made cameo appearances in 39 of his 52 major films
  49. A musical octave consists of eight notes
  50. A ton of bricks weighs more than a ton of feathers
  51. English computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, invented the World Wide Web
  52. Rhinoceros horns are made from hair
  53. A baby Whale is called a calf
  54. Disney Princess Aurora is better known as the ‘Beauty’ in Beauty and the Beast
  55. Spheksophobia is the fear of wasps
  56. Frankenstein was the name of the monsters creator, not the monster itself
  57. The dictator Idi Amin was also known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’
  58. India is the largest producer of films in the world
  59. Although never the same, snowflakes always have six sides
  60. Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 musical Singin’ In The Rain, is Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher’s mother
  61. Al Capone’s first full name was Alphonso
  62. Male mosquitoes don’t bite people
  63. Sharks have a sixth sense to detect electricity and vibration
  64. A whale is a type of fish
  65. John Wayne never won an Oscar
  66. The bar in the TV Show Cheers was situated below a restaurant called Melville’s Seafood
  67. An ‘Ortanique’ is a fruit thats a cross between an orange and a grapefruit
  68. Ziggy Stardust was Frank Zappa’s alter ego
  69. In Golf, the fringe of the green is called the ‘apron’
  70. Bumblebees live in nests with 50 to 400 bees
  71. Margarine is better for you than butter
  72. Women have thicker skin than men
  73. 25% of all your bones are in your feet
  74. Robot brick layers can lay six times more bricks a day as humans
  75. The new plastic bank notes are indestructible
  76. Camels store water in their humps
  77. Treadmills were used as torture devices for prisoners
  78. Humans and Bananas share 50% of their DNA
  79. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva
  80. You can fit the entire population of the world on the Isle of Wight
  81. Bulls are attracted to the colour red
  82. Waking a sleepwalker can do irreparable harm
  83. Bananas will be extinct in the next 10 years
  84. Your heart stops when you sneeze
  85. Toads can give you warts
  86. Coca-Cola was originally green
  87. The first word spoken on the moon was ‘okay’
  88. The record for the most children born to 1 woman is 69
  89. Canada means ‘big village’
  90. Apart from humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes


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