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Fact 1. Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl.
Fact 2. Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software.
Fact 3. Saturday is the most popular day for people to eat out in the United States.
Fact 4. Sawney Beane, his wife, 8 sons, 6 daughters, and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals that lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland in the early 17th Century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed over 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial.
Fact 5. Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell.
Fact 6. Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)
Fact 7. Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches.
Fact 8. Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your immune system.
Fact 9. Scientists have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants by using genetic engineering.
Fact 10. Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.
Fact 11. Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
Fact 12. Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.
Fact 13. Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee.
Fact 14. Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas.
Fact 15. Seven asteroids were especially named for the Challenger astronauts who were killed in the 1986 failed launch of the space shuttle.
Fact 16. Seven percent of a humans body wieght is made up of blood.
Fact 17. Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores and 9% reported their pet snores.
Fact 18. Sex acts like a natural antihistamine, in can clear up a stuffy nose.
Fact 19. Sex burns about 70-120 calories for a 130 pound woman, and 77 to 155 calories for a 170 pound man every hour.
Fact 20. Shakespeare invented the word “assassination” and “bump.”
Fact 21. Shark cartilage has been used to make artificial skin for human burn victims.
Fact 22. Sharks are capable of going at least 6 weeks without eating; the record observed in an aquarium is 15 months by a species of shark known as the swell sharks).
Fact 23. Sharks are capable of surviving on average six weeks without eating. The record observed in an aquarium is fifteen months by a species of shark known as the “swell shark.”
Fact 24. Sharks are immune to cancer.
Fact 25. Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 18 tons per square inch.
Fact 26. Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away.
Fact 27. Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years.
Fact 28. Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink.
Fact 29. Sheep can detect other sheep faces like humans do. They can remember up to 50 sheep faces.
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Fact 31. Shirley Temple was considered to play the role of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.”
Fact 32. Shridhar Chillal from India is known to have the record for the longest fingernails in the world, which were each at least three feet long.
Fact 33. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
Fact 34. Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death.
Fact 35. Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold.
Fact 36. Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured.
Fact 37. Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide.
Fact 38. Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars.
Fact 39. Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career.
Fact 40. Singer Billy Joel tried to commit suicide when he was 21 by drinking furniture polish.
Fact 41. Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called “Chakalates.”
Fact 42. Singer Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
Fact 43. Singer Paula Abdul used to be a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Fact 44. Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet.
Fact 45. Skippy Peanut Butter is sold more in the world than any other peanut butter.
Fact 46. Slaves under the last emperors of China wore pigtails so they could be picked out quickly.
Fact 47. Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.
Fact 48. Slugs have 4 noses.
Fact 49. Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever.
Fact 50. Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight.
Fact 51. Smiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better.
Fact 52. Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers.
Fact 53. Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a “radula,” which has thousands of teeth.
Fact 54. Snake is a delicacy in China.
Fact 55. Snake venom is ninety percent protein.
Fact 56. Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans.
Fact 57. Soil that is heated by geysers are now making it possible to produce bananas in Iceland.
Fact 58. Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL.
Fact 59. Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.
Fact 60. Some African tribes refer to themselves as “motherhoods” instead of families.
Fact 61. Some arthritis medications contain gold salts, which is used as an anti-inflammatory.
Fact 62. Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.
Fact 63. Some birds have been know to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites.
Fact 64. Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze.
Fact 65. Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as on of their materials.
Fact 66. Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years.
Fact 67. Some dolphins can swim up to 40 kilometers an hour.
Fact 68. Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space.
Fact 69. Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations.
Fact 70. Some of the other names that were thought of for the dwarfs in the Disney movie “Snow White” were Awful, Dirty, Shifty, Hotsy, and Jumpy.
Fact 71. Some of the titles that were considered for the hit T.V. show “Friends” were Six Of One, Across the Hall, and Insomnia Cafe.
Fact 72. Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.
Fact 73. Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye.
Fact 74. Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food. This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight.
Fact 75. Some silkworms can spin cocoons that contain more than two miles of silk.
Fact 76. Some snails live on branches in trees.
Fact 77. Some species of dolphin sleep with one eye open.
Fact 78. Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.
Fact 79. Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.
Fact 80. Someone gets divorced every ten to thirteen seconds.
Fact 81. Soy crayons have been invented to replace wax crayons and one acre of soybeans can produce over 80,000 crayons.
Fact 82. Spartacus led the revolt of the Roman slaves and gladiators in 73 B.C.
Fact 83. Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs.
Fact 84. Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well.
Fact 85. Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.
Fact 86. Sponge Candy was invented in Buffalo, NY.
Fact 87. Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation.
Fact 88. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
Fact 89. Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon.
Fact 90. St. Louis, Missouri was the first U.S. city to host the summer Olympics in 1904.
Fact 91. St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity.
Fact 92. St. Patrick never really drove out any snakes from Ireland. This story was an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland.
Fact 93. Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet.
Fact 94. Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin.
Fact 95. State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
Fact 96. Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world.
Fact 97. Stewardesses is one of the longest words typed with only the left hand.
Fact 98. Stinging insects kills approximately 25 people annually in the U.S.
Fact 99. Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck.
Fact 100. Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
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