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Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

# The Barbie doll's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

# The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

# Ants never sleep!

# When the moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less.

# Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never called his wife or mother because they were both deaf.

# An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

# "I Am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

# Babies are born without knee caps - actually, they're made of cartilage and the bone hardens between the ages of 2 and 6 years.

# Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.

# Butterflies taste with their feet.

# A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

# It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

# Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

# Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

# No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

# Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."

# Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

# Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

# The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

# The sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

# The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

# The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

# The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

# Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from the blowing desert sand.

# TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

# You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

# Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.

# Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

# The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

# A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why!

# The "spot" on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes - he was an albino. '7′ was because the original containers were 7 ounces and 'UP' indicated the direction of the bubbles.

# Chocolate can kill dogs, as it contains theobromine, which affects their heart and nervous system.

# Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.

# There are only two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

# If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

# Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves.

# The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

# By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

# Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed.

# Charlie Chaplin once won the third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

# Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".

# The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

# Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

# The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is "feedback."

# All Polar bears are left-handed.

# In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

# "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

# Almonds are a member of the peach family, and apples belong to the rose family.

# Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

# The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".

# In most

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