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Trivia one liners
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. That makes the catfish rank #1 for the animal having the most taste buds.
There are more chickens than people in the world.

Fingernails have a life span of three to six months. That's how long it takes them to grow from base to tip, progressing at the pace of 1.5 inches a year -- or 0.000000047 inches a second.

In the wild, orcas are thought to live to seventy or eighty years of age. There is some evidence that females live longer than males, and the average life expectancy of male orcas is around forty to fifty years.

John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son
Neutering a cat extends its life span by two or three years.
The Tower of Independence clock on the back of a U.S. $100 bill shows the time as 4:10.

The Union ironclad, Monitor, was the first U.S. ship to have a flush toilet.
Trivia of the Day for Saturday
by Michael Gallagher
On the average, there are eight peas in a pod.

The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial (pouched mammal) in North America. They will play dead when threatened, but they do not sleep hanging by their tail. They have a litter size up to 22, but only a maximum of 13 live. Their babies stay in the pouch for the first 60 days.

Most people think that John F. Kennedy was our nation's youngest President. In fact, he was not. Theodore Roosevelt was. Teddy Roosevelt was President McKinley's vice-president. When McKinley was assassinated, Roosevelt was 42, making Roosevelt the youngest president. John Kennedy, at 43, was the youngest elected President.

What is the most common town name in the US? 1. Fairview 2. Midway 3. Oak Grove 4. Franklin 5. Riverside 6. Centerville 7. Mount Pleasant 8. Georgetown 9. Salem 10. Greenwood

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
P. J. Tierney, developer of the modern diner, died of indigestion in 1917 after eating at a diner.
A McDonald’s Big Mac bun has an average of 178 sesame seeds.
The number one selling snack in the U.S.A. is potato chips.

Joseph Stalin refused a German request to swap prisoners in World War II. His son, who was captured during the war, died in a prison camp as a result.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. That is like a human jumping the length of a football field.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
The last ever cavalry charge in the world took place at the battle of Omdurman. The young Winston Churchill took part in it.
Catherine, the Great of Russia, suffered from nymphomania. So do most men.

Most people don't know that the second national city is Port Angeles, WA, designated by Abe Lincoln. That's where they would move the capital if something happened to Washington D.C.

George Washington did not take care of his teeth. He was left with one bicuspid before he had dentures made. The dentures were not made of wood (as the common myth goes). They were hippopotamus, deer, horse, and human teeth screwed into an ivory base.
The first subway was built in London (1860-63) by the cut and cover method. Other notable subways: Paris (the Metro 1898), New York (1900)

Which ancient city was buried by a volcanic eruption? The answer: Pompeii
The University of Calgary offers a two-day course in igloo building.
Mailing an entire building had been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
The U.S. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida.

Kitsap County, Washington, was originally called Slaughter County, and the first hotel there was called the Slaughter House.
Men are 1.6 times more likely to undergo by-pass surgery than women.
There are 10 million bricks in the Empire State building.

Bob Dole is ten years older than the Empire State Building.
The zoo in Tokyo closes for two months of the year so animals can have a holiday from visitors.
Methane gas can often be seen bubbling up from the bottom of ponds. It is produced by the decomposition of dead plants and animals in the mud.

The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
The sari has been used continuously and relatively unchanged for thousands of years.
A garter snake can give birth to 85 babies.

If you unfolded and laid out the delicate membranes from inside a dog’s nose, the membranes would be larger than the dog itself.
Kangaroos can hop as fast as 40 miles per hour.
The mudskipper is a fish that can walk on land.

The historic Ford 1,100-acre facility near the Rouge River was once the world's largest auto plant. Henry Ford built the plant in 1918 because he dreamed of building a car from start to finish in one location.
Harry Schielack Of Rockdale, Texas holds the record for the most chicken eaten by one person in a lifetime (estimated 1 Million Chickens In Only 40 Years).

The duckbill platypus (male) is the only venomous mammal in the world.
Daffy Duck's middle name is 'Dumas.'
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.36 million boxes of chocolate were sold on Valentine’s Day in 2003.
St. Valentine was a priest in Rome during the third century.

Approximately 85% of Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women.
About one billion Valentine’s Day cards will be sent out today.
Cupid was Venus’ son. Venus was the Goddess of Love and Beauty.
Over 50 million roses are sold each Valentine’s Day. Men purchase 73% of these roses.

8 billion conversation candy hearts will be manufactured this year.
The Italian city of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet lived, receives over 1,000 Valentine’s addressed to Juliet each Valentine’s Day.