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... trampoline, sauerkraut, Truman Capote

by Florence Shea

A duckís quack doesnít echo, and no one knows why.

Over the average lifespan of 11 years, a dog will cost you $13,350.00.

After observing high wire performers bouncing on safety nets, George Nisser invented the trampoline.

Temperature determines the sex of crocodile embryos, not humidity or genetics.

New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was observed in ancient Babylon as early as 4000 years ago.

The first New York ball weighed 700 pounds, was 5 feet in diameter and was made from wood and iron.

Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.

The average American spends 120 hours a month watching television, the equivalent of five complete
days in a row in front of the TV.

All pet hamsters are descended from a single female wild golden hamster found with a litter of 12 young in Syria in 1930.

In Texas itís against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

In West Virginia, one canít cook sauerkraut due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

Catapedaphobia is the fear of jumping from high or low places.

Hodophobia is the fear of road travel.

Phronemophobia is the fear of thinking.

A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.

In a year the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.

One in three snake bite victims is drunk. One in five is tattooed.

Truman Capote, the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffanyís, had the middle name of Stucklefuss!



January 4, 2013
     

Sources: triviaplaying.com; festivals.iloveindia.com; 2020site.org/funfacts; corsinet.com; strangefacts.com;  cooolquiz.com; alltrivia.net; funfunnyfacts.com


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