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Old 12 January 2007, 02:27 PM
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I've tried to remove most of those already covered in this thread or that are obviously true or fales. No doubt we've been over a lot of these many times on the old board, but for the sake of starting anew, I give you

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. (No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.)
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill
Almonds are members of the peach family.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". And can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size -- "L.A."
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life"
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.


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When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
A stadium isn't a city, but this is probably "true" in a lot of largely rural states. West Virginia University's Milan Puskar Stadium has a capacity well beyond the population of any city in the state. Charleston, with a population of 51k, is the only one even close. The record attendence for a WVU home football game is over 70k when standing room was allowed. Official capacity is 60,500, which is still well beyond the population of Charleston.
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