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  When asked who owned the patent on the polio vaccine, Jonas Salk said, "Well, the people. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

The Q in Q-tips stands for quality. They were originally called Baby Gays.

After an online vote in 2011, Toyota announced that the official plural of Prius was Prii.

In his book, Dick Cheney says his yellow lab Dave was banned from Camp David for attacking President Bush's dog Barney.

Lyme disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where several cases were identified in 1975.
The 2010 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won more Grammys than Elvis did his entire career
When Coca-Cola announced the return of Coke's original formula in 1985, ABC News interrupted General Hospital to break the story.

The giant inflatable rat that shows up at union protests has a name—Scabby.

When the computer mouse was invented, it was called the "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System."

The inventor of the AK-47 has said he wishes he'd invented something to help farmers instead — "for example a lawnmower."The Vatican Bank is the world's only bank that allows ATM users to perform transactions in Latin.

The Procrastinators' Club of America newsletter is called Last Month's Newsletter.

A milliHelen is the quantity of beauty required to launch just one ship.

The German word Kummer speck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Grief bacon.

The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
Only one McDonald's in the world has turquoise arches. Government officials in Sedona, Arizona, thought the yellow would look bad with the natural red rock of the city.

The Lebowski-inspired Church of the Latter-Day Dude says it has ordained over 100,000 Dudeist priests.

"Silver Bells" was called, "Tinkle Bells" until co-composer Jay Livingston’s wife told him "tinkle" had another meaning.

Michael Jackson's 1988 autobiography Moonwalk was edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

How did Curious George get to America? He was captured in Africa by The Man With the Yellow Hat — with his yellow hat.
There was a long-lost fourth member of the Snap/Crackle/Pop gang. "Pow" represented Rice Krispies' explosive nutritional value.

QR codes have been popping up in cemeteries. When you scan a code on a gravestone, you can read an obituary and see photos of the deceased.

In Peanuts in 1968, Snoopy trained to become a champion arm-wrestler. In the end, he was disqualified for not having thumbs.

The female opossum has 13 nipples.

Mark Twain invented a board game called Mark Twain's Memory Builder: A Game for Acquiring and Retaining All Sorts of Facts and Dates.
About one in every 4 million lobsters are born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.

The famous "Heisman pose" is based on Ed Smith, a former NYU running back who modeled for the trophy’s sculptor in 1934.

Before going with Blue Devils, Duke considered the nicknames Blue Eagles, Royal Blazes, Blue Warriors and Polar Bears.

At an NOAA conference in 1972, Roxcy Bolton proposed naming hurricanes after Senators instead of women. She also preferred "him-i-canes."

For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself "ToPikachu" to mark Pokemon's U.S. debut.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grape juice.

The average person laughs 15 times a day.

If you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If you fart consistently for six years and nine months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet.
Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails.

You blink about 84,000,000 times a year.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.

In England, in the 1880s, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.


Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.

There are over 52.6 million dogs in the US. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every two innings.

Fortune cookies were invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.