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Fact 1. Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight.

Fact 2. Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

Fact 3. Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight.

Fact 4. Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths.

Fact 5. Many people in parts of China eat insects. Some common insects are bean worms, scoprions, and locusts.

Fact 6. Many years ago, a fish was caught that was 33 inches long and seemed to be heavier than it should. When they cut the fish, fishermen found a full of bottle of ale inside it.

Fact 7. Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday.” This is the festival that New Orleans, Louisiana is famous for having every year.

Fact 8. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.

Fact 9. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

Fact 10. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

Fact 11. Marlboro was the first cigarette company to market a cigarette that had a red filter called “beauty tip.” This was done to hide the lipstick marks left on the filter from women smokers.

Fact 12. Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system.

Fact 13. Mary Hart, the co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight, has each of her legs insured for one million dollars.

Fact 14. Mass murderer Charles Manson recorded an album titled “Lie.”

Fact 15. May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.

Fact 16. McDonald restaurants serve food and drink to an amazing 43 million customers on a daily basis.

Fact 17. Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking.

Fact 18. Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.

Fact 19. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

Fact 20. Melba toast is named after an Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.

Fact 21. Men are able to read fine print better than women can.

Fact 22. Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

Fact 23. Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

Fact 24. Men are more likely to be colorblind than women. About one of out of 12 men are colorblind.

Fact 25. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

Fact 26. Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week.

Fact 27. Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose.

Fact 28. Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean.

Fact 29. Mice will nurse babies that are not their own.

Fact 30. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Fact 31. Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy.

Fact 32. Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation.

Fact 33. Milk and cheese can aid in the reduction of tooth decay.

Fact 34. Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland by David Peter in 1876.

Fact 35. Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so.

Fact 36. Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted.

Fact 37. Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938.

Fact 38. Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat.

Fact 39. Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four.

Fact 40. Monopoly is the best-selling board game in the world.

Fact 41. Montreal has an underground city, which has over 2,000 shops and 26 kilometres of walkways. This is the largest underground network for any city.

Fact 42. Montreal is actually located on an island.

Fact 43. Montreal is the second largest French speaking city after Paris.

Fact 44. Montreal was named after a local mountain “Mont Royal.”

Fact 45. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Fact 46. More people die from eating sharks then from being eaten by them. This is due to a poison in shark meat.

Fact 47. More pollution is emitted from the average home compared to the average car.

Fact 48. More than $1 billion is spent each year on neck ties in the United States.

Fact 49. More than 100 professional cyclists participate in the Tour de France every year and the race is over 3,200 kilometers.

Fact 50. More than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD.

Fact 51. More than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958.

Fact 52. More than 90% of shark attack victims survive.

Fact 53. More than half the time spent in United States courts is cases that involve automobiles.

Fact 54. More than three thousand people work on research in Antarctica each year.

Fact 55. More twins are born in the Western world than in the Eastern world.

Fact 56. Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger.

Fact 57. Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky.

Fact 58. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than any other color.

Fact 59. Mosquitoes have teeth.

Fact 60. Mosquitoes prefer children over adults.

Fact 61. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

Fact 62. Most American women have their first baby when they are 24.3 years old.

Fact 63. Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

Fact 64. Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.

Fact 65. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

Fact 66. Most fleas do not live past a year old.

Fact 67. Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 am.

Fact 68. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Fact 69. Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs.

Fact 70. Most snakes have six rows of teeth.

Fact 71. Most toilets flush in E flat.

Fact 72. Movies approximately make five times more from video sales than ticket sales.

Fact 73. Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called “Criss Cross Words.”

Fact 74. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

Fact 75. MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history.

Fact 76. Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent.

Fact 77. Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went.

Fact 78. Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes.

Fact 79. Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals.

Fact 80. NASA scientists have concluded that the state of California is moving north and will collide with the state of Alaska in roughly 150 million years.

Fact 81. NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

Fact 82. NASDAQ stand for, “National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.”

Fact 83. Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine.

Fact 84. Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out.

Fact 85. Natural gas does not have any odor. In order to detect a gas leak, some gas companies add a chemical that smells similar like rotten eggs.

Fact 86. Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel.

Fact 87. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.

Fact 88. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout.

Fact 89. Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics.

Fact 90. Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 metres per second.

Fact 91. Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second.

Fact 92. New Jersey has a spoon museum that has over 5,400 spoons from across the world.

Fact 93. New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment.”

Fact 94. Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.

Fact 95. Next to man, the porpoise is the most intelligent creature on earth.

Fact 96. Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.

Fact 97. Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing back in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River.

Fact 98. Nine egg yolks have been found in one chicken egg.

Fact 99. Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button.

Fact 100. Ninety-five percent of tropical fish sold in North America originate from Florida.

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