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Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.

The typical spec of dust that you see floating in the air is half way in size between the Earth and a subatomic particle.

In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper.

More than 2,500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.

An olive tree can live up to 1,500 years!

The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.

Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.

When you walk down a steep hill, the pressure on your knees is equal to three times your body weight.

A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!

The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.

With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light.

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

Every workday, 6.7 million people commute to Manhattan!

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!

Kermit the frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College located in the state of New York in 1996.

It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.

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