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    ... From: CXQH@aol.com Date: 11/24/2012 5:21:23 PM To: andrews.48@juno.com; arabofar@aol.com; beckya@pantherenergy.us; brytlight6@aol.com;
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      Just some fun facts...Betcha didn’t know all these…
      Who researches this stuff?
      If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side
      of your mouth.

      If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of
      your mouth.

      To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million
      individual flowers

      Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.

      Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is
      considered an insult!

      People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport ..

      Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he

      Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in
      their stomachs.

      Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.

      The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to
      shave them off!

      Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible
      for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

      The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time
      when a young woman dreams of her future husband.

      Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros ..

      It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears
      out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

      Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground
      for thousands of years .

      Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end

      If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body
      is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

      Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related

      Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

      Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

      The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every
      English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

      Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent

      Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless
      it's heated above 450?F

      The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the
      ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

      Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean

      The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of

      Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air

      The University of Alaska spans four time zones

      The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

      In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of
      marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

      Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy

      A comet's tail always points away from the sun

      Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why
      it is found in some medicines.

      The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when
      knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

      If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can
      see stars, even in the middle of the day.

      When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is

      In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

      Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

      Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred

      The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year

      The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

      Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than
      15,000 meters

      Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy

      Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could
      set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down

      Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

      For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel
      are needed at lift-off

      The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

      And last but not least:

      In 2012, December has 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This apparently happens once every 823 years!

      Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on will have
      money troubles for the rest of the year.

      I'm not taking chances.
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