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  1. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside
  2. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
  3. A rodent’s teeth never stop growing.
  4. A small airplane can fly backwards.
  5. More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
  6. Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath once a year.
  7. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.
  8. The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
  9. The only two nations whose name begins with an “A,” but doesn’t end in an “A,” are Afghanistan and Azerbaijan.
  10. A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  11. Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  12. Coca-Cola was originally green
  13. State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
  14. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
  15. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts-Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar
  16. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  17. ‘I am’. Is the shortest complete sentence in the English language
  18. 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
  19. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the ‘General Purpose’ vehicle, G.P
  20. In just one year, each and every American on average consumes enough wood and paper to construct a tree 100 feet tall and 16 inches in diameter
  21. The human head contains 22 bones
  22. A bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 160,000 pieces of bread
  23. Charlie Chaplin once won only third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest
  24. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched.’
  25. The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
  26. The combination ‘ough’ can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all ‘A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.’
  27. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  28. The word ‘Checkmate’ in chess comes from the Persian phrase ‘Shah Mat,’ which means ‘the king is dead’.
  29. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
  30. The word ‘set’ has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

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