Did you Know?

---Gerald Ford was the only American president to have never been elected to office.

---Bananas are actually classified as berries, while strawberries are members of the rose family.

---SPAM is short for SPiced hAM.

---Broccoli contains more protein than steak

---Armadillo shells are bullet-proof (rifle calibre stuff).

---Walt Disney World is the second-largest buyer of explosives in the U.S.

---Russia was founded by a group of Viking traders called the Rus.

---Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal.

---There is a nut on a helicopter called the ‘Jesus Nut’.

---Sierra Leone is the world’s roundest country. Egypt is the squarest.

---The world’s biggest epidemic started in America and killed over 50 million people. This was the 'Spanish' flu of 1918.

---The start-up sound for Window 95 was made on an Apple Macintosh computer.

---Meowing is an addition to a cat’s vocabulary made almost entirely to communicate with humans.

---Male cats have longer tails than female cats.

---Men are 23% more likely to be left-handed than women.

---Russia defrosted some prehistoric worms, and two woke up. After they thawed out, two of the worms started moving and eating. One is 32,000 years old, and the other is 41,700 years old.

---Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.

---Coca-Cola owns all website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h’s.

---Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.

---In 2011, more than 1 in 3 divorce filings in the U.S. contained the word “Facebook.”

---The sound made by the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people 40 miles away, travelled around the world four times, and was clearly heard 3,000 miles away.

---The common cold comes from camels.

---There is an official Wizard of New Zealand

---Hawaiian pizza is a Canadian invention.

---Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliaments

---It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on the 18th February 1979

---The country with the largest number of pyramids is not Egypt, but Sudan.

---The Panama Canal links the Caribbean to the west with the Pacific to the east.

---St.Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.

---The world's largest mass burial site is Hart Island, New York with over 1 million people buried.

---In Thailand it’s illegal to leave your house without underwear.

---Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.

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The average male gets bored of a shopping trip after 26 minutes. (unless shopping for models)

---A swarm of 20,000 bees followed a car for two days as its queen was trapped inside.

---Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they are called trailers.

---Banging your head against the wall for one hour burns 150 calories.

---In Switzerland it is against the law to own only one guinea pig.

 ---During WWII the United Kingdom removed all road signs in hopes that if the Nazis mounted a ground invasion they would get lost and have trouble navigating.

---Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny hated carrots with a passion and would spit them out after a take where he had to chomp on them.

---Penguins are known to push other penguins into the water to ensure the area is free of predators.

---Since it is still a commissioned ship, the USS Constitution has a contingent of Marines.

--- The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, more than Russia and China combined. More than 1% of American citizens are currently in prison

---In the 1920s, one third of all white males in Indiana were members of the KKK.

---In a room with 23 other people, there is a 50% chance that two of the people in the room will share a birthday.

---People were buried alive so often in the 19th century that a 'safety coffin' which included a rope to a bell was designed to let people know that the interred was still alive.

---In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the Pharaoh.

---On his death bed Voltaire was asked by a priest to renounce Satan. He replied; "This is no time to be making new enemies"

---Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

---Are you terrified  that a duck is watching you?  Some people are.  That is Anatidaephobia

---WD-40 has never been patented. Doing so would have required that they submit the recipe. The patent would last only for a few years and after the expiration date, anyone could make and sell it without problems. Its formula is a secret so well kept than seven decades later no-one has been able to figure it out.

---Before 1913, parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

---Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by astronauts.

---Glass balls can bounce higher than rubber ones.

---Sea Lions have rhythm.  They are the only animal known to be able to clap in beat

---Kangaroos can not walk backwards.