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What You May Not Know

Updated on May 20, 2011
Bees in Illinois
Bees in Illinois
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Is Big Mac cleaning house?

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A law in Kirkland, Illinois, forbids bees from flying over the town.

On a Canadian Two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.

In Oklahoma, dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate on private property in groups of three or more.

Almonds are a member of the Peach family.

If all the blond girls in California laid end to end, nobody would be surprised.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

Adolf Hitler was Time's man of the year for 1938.

A Crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

The revenues collected from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks and spectator sports combined.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time 1/100th of a second.

"stewardesses' is the longest word typed with only the left hand; "Lollipop" with the right.

In Minnesota, it is illegal to cross state lines, with a Duck on your head.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

You can be fined up to $500 in Chico California for detonating a nuclear device within city limits.

Typewriter, is the longest word that can be made using just one row of the keyboard.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak.

The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth.

Half the population of the world earns only 5% of the world's total wealth.

Every person spent half an hour as a single cell.

The wealth required to provide adequate food, water, education, health and housing for everyone in the world for a whole year, is equivalent to the amount spent on arms in 2 weeks worldwide.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

There are vitamins in beer but not many, so you have to drink a lot to get any benefit.

Mississippi Bay is actually off the coast of Yokohama, Japan.

There are enough calories in a "Big Mac" to run a vacuum for 98 minutes.

The largest living thing on Earth is an underground mushroom in Oregon. It is 3.5 miles across.

A Galactic year is 250 million earth years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution of the milky way galaxy.

Almost 50% of bank robberies take place on Fridays.

The slang term "hootch" came from the Hootchinoo Indians, who made liquor so strong that it knocked out many of the first white settlers that tried it.

If you count one star a second, you won't get out of our galaxy for over 2,000 years.

If everybody in China jumped up and down at the same time, it would cause a tsunami large enough to engulf the United States.


These are just some "so called" facts I found. I hope you enjoyed them.

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      Druid Dude 

      7 years ago

      I like trivia of this kind, but I disagree about the China thing, and here is why: It isn't the rate of reproduction, it is the sheer size of the population. If one passed every second, it would take more than one lifetime to just count to a billion.

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      Lisa Stover 

      7 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I love reading your works they are always interesting.

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      SteveMacken 

      7 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      You have to love factoids... nice job collating them, Ken.

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      rafken 

      7 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      I think when they make new rules they forget to cancel the old ones. I know that 20 odd years ago, there was still a by-law requiring London "cabbies" to carry a bail of straw.

      Thanks for checking by.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I always wonder about the origin of some of these facts especially the odd laws.

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      d.william 

      7 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Wonderfully enlightening and amusing. Awesome.

      I will bet there are thousands more of these little known facts, especially some of the most inane laws written state by state. Quite funny, but scary when you think about it. I mean, really, who would cross the state line with a duck on their head?

      And i have had some of that 'hootch' as a young man in the back woods of new england when those old moonshine stills were up and running.

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      Corrie Lamprecht 

      7 years ago from Thailand

      Very entertaining - some reason to worry about human mentality too!

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      orangecountyjill 

      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      I loved reading this! So interesting!

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      cookingdiva 

      7 years ago

      Interesting facts. I surely did not know many of them. Thanks for the enlightening hub.

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