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26 Billion dollars in ransom has been paid out in the U.S. in the past 20 years, very scary statistic.

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The average woman consumes 6 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime.... Peter Mayhew played Chewbaka the Wookie in Star Wars. He stands 7 ft. 2 in tall, and after the film returned to work in a London hospital as a porter.

If you drained the water out of a 160 pound human being, tha person would weigh, 64 pounds.

5,840 people with pillow related injuries checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992.

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

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister. Can you say "God" boys and girls? I knew you could.

Turkey feathers are used in Big Bird's costume....See there is more to Turkeys than Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. And, your new toilet should last you 50 years.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear, and there are 293 ways to make change for a dollar

The first letter Vanna White ever turned on Wheel of Fortune was the letter "T".

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

When Maurice, and Richard McDonald opened McDonalds in 1948 they made 10 burgers from every pound of beef they used.

Your thumb is the same length as your nose. Your foot is the same length as the distance between your wrist and elbow.

If every person in China lined up in front of you and you started walking past, you'd never see the end because of their reproductive rate.
Footnote from Digital Images: WOW, It must be cold there!

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out, and a cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

In Minnesota it is illegal to cross state lines with a duck on your head. And, in Indiana it is illegal to ride public transportation for at least 30 minutes after eating garlic. Hey I don't write the laws, I just post the silly ones. --C. James

A while back a friend, Mike is his name mailed me some interesting trivia facts. Here is one of them. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

Most toilets flush in E flat, and there are 333 squares of toilet paper on a roll.
--The Useless Report - http://surf.to/transactoid
Footnote from Digital Images: Hmmmm, I'd like to comment on this, but I won't bother. --Paul Brechbuhler, Digital Images Client Services.


In 1992 five cows were killed in drive by shootings in Clay County, Missouri.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older, and Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic  to carrots.

You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning twice a year for the rest of your life than you do in winning The Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes....

Toronto, Ontario was home to the biggest swimming pool in the world in 1925. it held 2000 swimmers, and was 300ft x 75ft. It is still in operation.

Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That's about how many baseball players have died in baseball's entire professional history.

The largest crossword puzzle ever contained 82,951 squares. It had 12,489 clues across, and 13,125 down. It was created by Robert Turcot, from Quebec.

In Canada approximately 822 hockey sticks are imported from Russia.
  The memory (RAM) to run WordPerfect in win95 is greater than the memory needed to run the Space Shuttle.
  The first CD manufactured in the U.S. was Born In the USA by Bruce Springsteen.

Planning a trip in the next little bit?  Here are some places you might want to visit.  Ding Dong Texas, Big Foot Illinois, Boring Maryland, Belcher New York, Worstville Ohio, and Toad Suck Arkansas.  Happy trails to you.  Taken from the Book of lists 90s edition 1995

In 1978 more than 500 35mm motion picture films were found in a hole, in Dawson City Yukon Territory, Canada.  Under normal circumstances these nitrate films would have been destroyed.  But, the permafrost kept them in perfect condition.  Taken from the 90s edition of the Book of Lists c 1993.

In Canada the job which is considered to be unsafe is taxi driving, and the job that is the most safest is accounting.  3 million Canadians do shift work.  1 Million work on saturdays, and 500,000 Canadians work Sundays.  Taken from Would You Lend Your Tooth Brush by Heather Brazier 1995

The oldest photograph in the world was taken by Joseph Niepce in 1827. Mr. Niepce used a camera obscura to take a picture from a window showing a view from his home. The photo is in the Gernsheim Collection, at the University of Texas. Taken from the 95 edition of the Guiness Book of Records.

Here is a brainy fact from the World Almanac, 98 edition: Our brains are mostly water, 80% to be exact. Our nerves send messages to the brain at a speed of 240 mph, and in our lifetime we'll remember 1 trillion things.

In L.A. a woman legally married a rock.
The motto of M G M Studios is "Art for Arts sake." --These tidbits can be found in the 98 World Almanac.
A golf ball has 336 impressions, dimples, on it.
-- Bizzaro facts & Radical Earthlings c 1995


Want to talk to anyone then: Keep it light, be the genuine you, and remember to take turns .
- Larry King, Readers Digest August 97

"The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog." Is used to teach morse code to ham radio operators. It's also used as a typing test, because it uses every letter in the alphabet.


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