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    Obsessed Carrie Fan diva101's Avatar
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    Fun facts :)

    I just saw a hashtag on twitter: #funnyfacts

    maybe we could share some fun facts here on CF!

    I'll Start

    Do You Know That:

    • The term "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" originated in Ancient Rome, where the only way to get
      disqualified during a wrestling match was to poke someone's eye out.
    • More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines.
    • Hippo milk is pink.
    • On average, women have always lived longer than men.
    • You can overdose on caffeine.
    • Over 1,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
    • The Yo-Yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands during the sixteenth century.
    • The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.
    • A group of officers is called a mess.
    • To sell your home faster, and for more money, paint it yellow.
    • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
    • The average person spends three years of his or her life on a toilet.
    • Pearls melt in vinegar.
    • Milk is heavier than cream.

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    Obsessed Carrie Fan conorlovescarrie:)'s Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Concert Stars
    Some of those were really really cool. I think theres a bunch more of this kind of stuff on

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    Junior Carrie Follower kaileigh's Avatar
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    wow! I never knew some of that! Thanks so much!

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    Junior Carrie Follower kaileigh's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Here's what I've got:

    *When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too.
    *Women have a better sense of smell than men.
    *The human brain has the capacity to store everything that you experience.
    *Cats have a weak sense of taste. They only have 473 taste buds, humans have 9,000.
    *Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
    *The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys Gum
    *Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
    *Right-handed people, on average, live nine years longer than left-handed people do.
    *The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always fall over its right side when intoxicated.
    *A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starve to death.


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    Junior Carrie Follower kaileigh's Avatar
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    *An Ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
    *A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't
    *The can opener is invented 48 years after the can
    *You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening! (Weird...)
    *The opposite side of a dice cube always add up to seven
    * Rubber bands lasts longer when refrigerated.
    *In 1893, the Congress have proposed to rename the U.S. the "United States of the Earth"
    *A small airplane can fly backwards
    *It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer
    *A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
    *A shrimp's heart is in its head
    *Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined
    *A bird 'chews' with its stomach
    *All clams start out as males; some of them decide to become females some point of their lives
    * Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with letter "E"! (How's that?)
    *In Albania, nodding your head means 'no', and shaking it means 'yes'
    *Minnows have teeth in their throat


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