# 1 In February 1878, the first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut. The book was one page long and had fifty names in it.
# 2 For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America.
# 3 In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia.
# 4 The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles.
# 5 Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.
# 6 The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird.
# 7 Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups.
# 8 The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington.# 152 The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
# 9 The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
# 10 To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.
# 11 Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.
# 12 Donkeys can live between 30 to 50 years in captivity.
# 13 In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis.
# 14 More pollution is emitted from the average home compared to the average car.
# 15 The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, second century B.C.
# 16 Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a fifty thousand-word novel, "Gadsby," without any word containing the letter "e."
# 17 In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.
# 18 In the first century, people used to drink goats milk to sweeten their breath.
# 19 In many of the milk ads that are shown, a mix of thinner and white paint is used instead of milk.
# 20 It is possible to get high by licking a toad. The Cane Toad produces a toxin called bufotenine to ward off predators. It acts as a hallucinogen.
# 21 In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks.
# 22 There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake.
# 23 Following directions off the Internet and chemicals obtained from a mail order company, a team of U.S. scientists created an identical copy of the polio virus.
# 24 The world's tallest free fall roller coaster is The Giant Drop located in Australia. The drops is 120 meters which is equivalent to a 39 storey building.
# 25 In Hong Kong, delivery times are primarily influenced by traffic conditions on elevators. It often takes drivers longer to travel vertically than horizontally, as access to elevators is so congested during "high peak" hours. This is due to the volume of people residing in high rises.
# 26 In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.
# 27 The first Olympic games only had one event - a foot race.
# 28 The term "The Big Apple" was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression "apple" for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.
# 29 The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
# 30 Coca-Cola was originally green.
# 31 Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons.
# 32 The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
# 33 The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb
# 34 1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.
# 35 The straw was probably invented by Egyptian brewers to taste in-process beer without removing the fermenting ingredients which floated on the top.
# 36 The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house.
# 37 Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down hence the expression "to get fired."
# 38 In Chinese, the words for crisis and opportunity are the same.
# 39 It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
# 40 There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
# 41 Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.
# 42 The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand.
# 43 King George I could not speak English!
# 44 Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal sized children.
# 45 Common pesticides such as roach, termite, and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans.
# 46 Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream.
# 47 It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 20 CD's!
# 48 Women end up digesting most of the lipstick they apply.# 20 The 'vintage date' on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling!
# 49 There are only 14 blimps in the world.
# 50 If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.

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