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beam.jpg (5992 bytes)The balance beam used in Olympic gymnastic competition is four inches wide.

Florence Nightingale spent the last 40 years of her life in one room, never leaving.

In the United States, 85% of couples use the "missionary position" exclusively.

Giraffes were at one time referred to by Europeans as "cameleopards," believing giraffes were the offspring of camels and leopards.

Among the world’s recognized languages, 184 are spoken by fewer than 10 people.

Stalin holds the world record for erecting the most statues to himself.

Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

In ancient Athens, every third man worked with marble.

Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986.

Mel Gibson earned $5,000 for his role in Mad Max.

Every day, 2,700 Americans are told they have gonorrhea.

The middle stall in a public bathroom is the most contaminated. The first stall is the least contaminated.

Childbirth can spur hair loss.

roach.jpg (8809 bytes)Surveys report men prefer smooth peanut butter, while women prefer crunchy.

A cockroach breaks wind every 15 minutes.

Woody Woodpecker’s hometown was Puddleburgh.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, was the first writer to incorporate himself.

The space between your nostrils is called the "columella."

Johnny Carson did 4,531 opening monologues during his 30 years on The Tonight Show.

Franklin Pierce is the only President to have said, "I promise" instead of, "I swear" at his inauguration. He did it for religious reasons.


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