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Fact 1. The average North American car contains 300 pounds of plastics.

Fact 2. The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four.

Fact 3. The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189.

Fact 4. The average number of people that go to a party for the Super Bowl is 17.

Fact 5. The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000.

Fact 6. The average office document gets copied 19 times.

Fact 7. The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about a week without water.

Fact 8. The average person changes their career every 13 years.

Fact 9. The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes.

Fact 10. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

Fact 11. The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.

Fact 12. The average price for a major league baseball game in 2004 is $19.82.

Fact 13. The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years.

Fact 14. The average Super Bowl party has 18 people.

Fact 15. The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius.

Fact 16. The average US worker toils for two hours and 47 minutes of each working day just to pay income tax. Indeed, the average American pays more in taxes than for food, clothing and shelter put together.

Fact 17. The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz.

Fact 18. The Baltimore Orioles opened the 1988 baseball season by losing the first 21 games and 107 altogether for the entire season.

Fact 19. The banana was officially introduced in 1876 in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The bananas were wrapped in tinfoil and were sold for 10 cents each.

Fact 20. The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie “Barbarella.”

Fact 21. The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930.

Fact 22. The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers.

Fact 23. The Barn Owls hearing is so highly developed that they can hunt for their prey in total darkness.

Fact 24. The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.

Fact 25. The Beatles have sold more records than anyone else with over a billion worldwide.

Fact 26. The beeswax that is produced by Honey bees comes from eight paired glands that are located on the underside of their stomach.

Fact 27. The best selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey.

Fact 28. The best selling Crayola crayon box is the set of 24 crayons.

Fact 29. The best selling game in history for coin-operated machines is Pac-Man.

Fact 30. The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.

Fact 31. The Bible has been translated into Klingon.

Fact 32. The Bible has been translated into Klingon.

Fact 33. The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years.

Fact 34. The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head.

Fact 35. The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long.

Fact 36. The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year.

Fact 37. The biggest disco ball in the world has a diameter of 2.41 meters and 137.89 kilograms. It also has 6,900 mirror squares on it.

Fact 38. The biggest hamburger that was served was 8,266 pounds. It was made at the Burger Fest in Seymour, Wisconsin.

Fact 39. The biggest pumpkin the world weighs 1,337.6 pounds.

Fact 40. The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century.

Fact 41. The blackberry bush is also called the “bramble.”

Fact 42. The blind cavefish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows.

Fact 43. The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels.

Fact 44. The board game Scrabble was originally called “Criss Cross Words” by inventor Alfred Butts.

Fact 45. The body of the average baby is 75% water.

Fact 46. The Boeing 737 is nicknamed the Fat Albert.

Fact 47. The book “Little Red Riding Hood” was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it.

Fact 48. The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

Fact 49. The brain of an ant has about 250,000 brain cells.

Fact 50. The Canadian holiday Boxing Day got its name from the custom of giving. Servants were given boxes which had money hidden inside them from their employers. The servants would have to break the box into pieces to get the money.

Fact 51. The Canadian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839.

Fact 52. The Canandian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839..

Fact 53. The candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel.

Fact 54. The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou.

Fact 55. The capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the only state capital in the United States that does not have a McDonalds.

Fact 56. The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool.

Fact 57. The cartoon character Popeye was actually based on a real person named Frank “Rocky” Fiegel who was a tough guy who was quite similar to Popeye physically.

Fact 58. The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.

Fact 59. The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.

Fact 60. The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.

Fact 61. The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine.

Fact 62. The chewing gum Juicy Fruit has 10 calories. This is approximately the same as a bite of whole wheat bread.

Fact 63. The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America, and is over 200,000 square miles.

Fact 64. The Chihuahua was named after the Mexican state where they were discovered.

Fact 65. The Chinese politician Mao Zedong refused to ever brush his teeth and instead just washed his mouth with tea.

Fact 66. The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933.

Fact 67. The Christmas season begins after sunset on December 24th and lasts until January 5th. This is also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Fact 68. The CIA has made a disk camera that is as big as a quarter. This gadget can take many pictures at a time when the disk is opened.

Fact 69. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Fact 70. The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team.

Fact 71. The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl.

Fact 72. The citrus soda “7 UP” was created in 1929. The original name of the popular drink was “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda”, but it got changed to “7 UP.”

Fact 73. The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland’s southwest coast, is Canada’s most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.

Fact 74. The city of Chicago has the only post office in the world where you can drive your car through.

Fact 75. The city of Denver was originally chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had to withdraw because Colorado voters rejected to finance it.

Fact 76. The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.

Fact 77. The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind.

Fact 78. The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years.

Fact 79. The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo.

Fact 80. The clown fish has the ability to change its sex. If a breeding female dies, the male fish will change its sex and mate with another male.

Fact 81. The CN Tower located in Toronto, Ontario Canada took a total construction time of 40 months to complete at an original cost of $63 million.

Fact 82. The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest freestanding structure in the world with a height of about 553 metres.

Fact 83. The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages.

Fact 84. The coconut is the largest seed in the world.

Fact 85. The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years.

Fact 86. The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

Fact 87. The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger.

Fact 88. The company “Sony” was originally called “Totsuken.” They felt the name “Sony” would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name “sonus” and “sonny.” The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company.

Fact 89. The company Chanel claims that every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a bottle of Chanel No 5 is sold.

Fact 90. The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at reduced prices.

Fact 91. The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye.

Fact 92. The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.

Fact 93. The cost to build the Empire State Building was $40,948,900.

Fact 94. The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate.

Fact 95. The country of Bolivia is named after a fighter Simon Bolivar.

Fact 96. The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands.

Fact 97. The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands.

Fact 98. The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark.

Fact 99. The country with the highest consumption of chocolate per capita is Switzerland, with 22 pounds per person, per year.

Fact 100. The Crayola colour flesh was changed to peach in 1962 because of the fact that people have many different skin colours.

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