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September 13, 2005
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  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.

  • There is a Superman logo somewhere in every episode of "Seinfeld."

  • Wearing headphones will increase the amount of bacteria in you ear 700 times more than normal.

  • The toughest tongue twister so far known in English is "Sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick." Try saying it five times fast. Or try saying it one time slow.

  • The golden dart frog is the most poisonous frog on earth, and the skin of one frog could kill up to 1,000 people. In recent years, a painkiller with 200 times the power of morphine has been found in the skin of the frog.

  • The weight in elephants of the Eiffel Tower is about 1,000 elephants.

  • Dueling in Paraguay is legal as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

  • In England, the speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word you can type with only the left hand.

  • Bill Gates has enough money to buy every house in Alaska.

  • Belgium produces 172,000 tons of chocolate per year and has more than 2,130 chocolate shops.

  • American casinos do not normally have a dress code and you can wear casual clothes. European casinos, on the other hand, do enforce a dress code.

  • There are 6,374.6 miles of streets in New York City.

  • John Hertz, who founded the Yellow Cab Company in 1907, chose yellow because he had read a study conducted by the University of Chicago that indicated it was the easiest color to spot.

  • Macy's, the world's largest store, covers 2.1 million square feet of space and stocks more than 500,000 different items.


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