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America has spent over 8 trillion dollars in the gulf and still spending.
The cleanest part of your body is the eye.
Although having 6 fingers on one hand is rare, the gene that causes it is actually the dominant one while the 5 finger gene is recessive.
Nobody knows where Mozart is buried.
In Japan, you have to sign a waiver before you eat fugu
sushi. It is so toxic that many people have died from eating it poorly prepared.
Pablo Picasso's full name is Pablito Diego Jose Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y Picasso Lopez. How's that for a mouthful for the substitute teachers in high school?
A capon is a castrated rooster.
Casu marzu (A.K.A maggot cheese) is used in many religous retuals and also is thought to have a sense a healing quality about it.
[princess_ of _darkness
The longest word in the English language is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis"(try to pronounce it...), an inflammatory lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica or quartz dust.
Dolphins in the river Indus sleep for only seconds at a time - whereas we sleep for 6-8 hours at a time.
You don't smell ammonia. Instead, it works directly on your pain sinews. Thus the foul nature of the chemical.
Most lipsticks contain fish scales.
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
Rats are genetically susceptible to all forms of cancer from the day they're born, and have been for thousands of years. In fact, more rats die from cancer than any other reason.
[The Black Cat in Your Path]
Elvis Presley loved guns and had a very fiery temper. This bad combonation forced him to put a blank round in the gun so that if he blew his top, he wouldn't blow the top off his offender...literally.
[Captain Rachel Black]
The ancient Romans used to brush their teeth with a mixture made out of honey, salt and pieces of crushed glass.
Greek, Medieval, and Renaissance medicine were based on The Four Humours but were priced for the different social stratas according to whether lead silver or gold was added to the same recipe for a disease.
Femininity: Marsupial females have two vaginas, when hyena females have an extended clitoris called pseudo-penis.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was a fad back then to shave them off.
You can make an octopus trap by dressing a hollow coconut in palm leaves and putting something inside it to rattle. When the octopus hears the rattle it will inspect by holding on with its tentacles; then you quickly haul it up before it lets go.
Hedda is a Swedish girl's name that means "fight".
traditionally speaking, its considered bad luck to have a singular sparrow tattoo. sparrows should always go in pairs.
Three out of five people cannot detect the sound of electronics while they are on.
[shadow frost wolf]
Beethoven and his family lived in mechelen (my hometown) for a while.Some say he was even born here. Yay!
Some wasps lay their eggs in the paralyzed bodies of caterpillars.
In order for a male praying mantis to ejaculate, he has to have his head bitten off durring sex. This is why the female eats the male after sex.
[The real life Bella Swan]
The closest galaxy to our Milky Way is Andromeda and even traveling at the speed of light , it would take 2 MILLION years to reach it.
The crazy ressurection of "put down predjudice unless it is on our side" a past statement by Ashley Brilliant. It is now in full blown use by the Polittically Correct and Candidate Obamma.
Every year, on the day of Edgar Allan Poe's death, a mystirious black hooded figure leaves a red rose on his grave.
Both leopards and jaguars are capable of spawning "Black Panthers" into existence, however the jaguar is the one in which it would happen more commonly. The genetic trait to create the "black" on the panther is Dominant in jaguars, as it is recessive in the leopards. Only when both parents in the leopard pairing carry the recessive gene will there be a "black panther" whereas with the jaguar it is possible for two jaguars to have both spotted and "black" cubs.
[shadow of darkness]
The clinical term for the fear of long words is "Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia"
The formal word for hello in Russian can be translated into Chinese to mean, "to beat an old woman with a stick."
[I have left]
Polysistic Ovarian Disease aka Syndrome-X is the female condition that impairs the adrenal gland’s ability to produce estrogen therefore it produces more testosterone to compensate. This heightened level of testosterone causes irregular or lack of menstruation, abnormal hair growth and loss, violent mood swings, an inability to conceive children and make it difficult to loose weight. It was recently discovered that it is caused by drinking from plastic bottles.
Due to a high concentration of vanadium, the blood of sea cucumbers is yellow.
Ants never sleep.
The ice at fast food joints (such as Wendy's McDonald's and Burker King) has twice the bacteria than your average toilet. I tested this in my lab biology class twice for a project while I was in high school.
Last year the government spent 9 billion dollars on the war against drugs rather than putting the money towards our troops
[Fear the Reaper]
Turtles can breath through their butts, and use this to there advantage when hiding from predators.
It is impossible to lick your own elbow.
[M.C. criss cross]
The only thing you should safely stick in your ear is your own elbow.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
You can swallow one pint of blood before vomiting.
It is abnormal to be able to drink a gallon of milk in under 10 min without vomiting.
The ability to smell cyanide is considered a genetic abnormality, and cannot be construed as a positive way to 'break the ice'.
My cat eat up to 50 animals a year but he cant get a mouse!.!.!.!.!.!
Jellygator is love...
75% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
[The Blood Angel]
The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
[Scary Kids Scaring Kayla;]
Richard Nixon liked ketchup on his cottage cheese.
It is discovered that coffee is allmost nothing but good for you!
Women are the only thing on this planet that bleeds for seven days and doesn't die.
Life is sexually transmitted.
sex is not the only thing on a male's mind.
[The "Problem" Child]
The average American annually consumes 23.1 gallons of beer.
Big Bird is a junkie...lol
Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs!!!
Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.
the same can be said about alfred hitchcock(director of the birds)[hopscotchnerd]
Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.
Rats can't puke.
The pope isn't a muslim
Birds cannot burp, and if given an antacid, which causes gas build-up, they explode(I only know this because my brothers did it).
edward cullen is hot [DriDri] lol
Snails have four noses
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- Elftown Academy
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