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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched"

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag

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 bill

Almonds are a member of the peach family

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10

The characters Bert and Ernie (Sesame St.) were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its a Wonderful Life"

A dragonfly has a life-span of 24 hours

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge

In England, The Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator Looked in his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz"
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