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Fact 1. There is a Hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsin.

Fact 2. There is a Harley-Davidson that was designed as an exact replica of a hamburger.

Fact 3. There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru.

Fact 4. There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds.

Fact 5. There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show “Sesame Street” that is HIV-positive.

Fact 6. There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan.

Fact 7. There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake.

Fact 8. There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog.

Fact 9. There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection.

Fact 10. There is a town in Norway called “Hell”.

Fact 11. There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people.

Fact 12. There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada.

Fact 13. There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use.

Fact 14. There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the “Bermuda Triangle.” It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers.

Fact 15. There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat.

Fact 16. There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple.

Fact 17. There is cyanide in apple pips.

Fact 18. There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.

Fact 19. There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep.

Fact 20. There is no element on Mendeleev’s (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.

Fact 21. There is no tipping in Iceland.

Fact 22. There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people.

Fact 23. There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, “Not Able to Fornicate.”

Fact 24. There was a book written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic happened titled “Futility” by Morgan Robertson. This book was remarkably similar to the tragedy that happened to the Titanic in 1912.

Fact 25. There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people.

Fact 26. There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal “markers” to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station.

Fact 27. There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce.

Fact 28. There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was “General Butt Naked.” Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia.

Fact 29. There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

Fact 30. There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR.

Fact 31. There was once a fish caught in Delaware Bay with a watch still ticking inside.

Fact 32. There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.

Fact 33. There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996.

Fact 34. There were approximately 2,228 people on board the Titanic when it sank. Of this, only 706 people survived.

Fact 35. There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987.

Fact 36. Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts.

Fact 37. Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35.

Fact 38. Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup.

Fact 39. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are
already married.

Fact 40. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Fact 41. Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.

Fact 42. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

Fact 43. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)

Fact 44. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark.

Fact 45. Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, “Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States.

Fact 46. Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.

Fact 47. Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey.

Fact 48. Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.

Fact 49. Throughout the South, peanuts were known as “Monkey Nuts,” and “Goober peas,” before the civil war.

Fact 50. Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble.

Fact 51. Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named “Sportsman of the Year” by magazine Sports Illustrated two times.

Fact 52. Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father.

Fact 53. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Fact 54. To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times.

Fact 55. To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories.

Fact 56. To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed.

Fact 57. To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages.

Fact 58. To make one glass of orange juice, 50 glasses of water are needed to grow enough oranges to make the juice.

Fact 59. To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed.

Fact 60. To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed.

Fact 61. To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets

Fact 62. To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.

Fact 63. To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed.

Fact 64. To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked.

Fact 65. Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer.

Fact 66. Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined.

Fact 67. Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party.

Fact 68. Tomatina is the legendary Spanish tomato-throwing festival held in Bunol, Spain.

Fact 69. Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it.

Fact 70. Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.

Fact 71. Tomatos were once referred to as “love apples.” This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them.

Fact 72. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.

Fact 73. Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units.

Fact 74. Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy.

Fact 75. Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac.

Fact 76. Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.

Fact 77. Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country.

Fact 78. Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya.

Fact 79. Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year.

Fact 80. True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets.

Fact 81. Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.

Fact 82. Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920.

Fact 83. Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks.

Fact 84. Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet.

Fact 85. Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Fact 86. Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon.

Fact 87. Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish.

Fact 88. TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979.

Fact 89. Two million red blood cells die every second.

Fact 90. Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.

Fact 91. Two out of five people end up marrying their first love.

Fact 92. Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario.

Fact 93. Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life.

Fact 94. TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.

Fact 95. U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram.

Fact 96. U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year.

Fact 97. Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar.

Fact 98. Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day.

Fact 99. Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.

Fact 100. Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

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Fact 1. The worlds tallest free fall rollercoaster is The Giant Drop located in Australia. The drops is 120 meters which is equivalent to a 39 storey building.

Fact 2. The Xerox company was initially called the Haloid Company.

Fact 3. The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer.

Fact 4. The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan.

Fact 5. The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old.

Fact 6. The youngest pope was 11 years old.

Fact 7. There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk.

Fact 8. There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball.

Fact 9. There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem.

Fact 10. There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Fact 11. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

Fact 12. There are 315 species of parrot in the world.

Fact 13. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Fact 14. There are 40 official jelly belly flavours.

Fact 15. There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon.

Fact 16. There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females.

Fact 17. There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year.

Fact 18. There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.

Fact 19. There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon.

Fact 20. There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide.

Fact 21. There are about 34,000 species of spiders.

Fact 22. There are about 6,800 languages in the world.

Fact 23. There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America.

Fact 24. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac bun.

Fact 25. There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands.

Fact 26. There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US.

Fact 27. There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

Fact 28. There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

Fact 29. There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly.

Fact 30. There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes.

Fact 31. There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.

Fact 32. There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult.

Fact 33. There are approximately 60 muscles in the face.

Fact 34. There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.

Fact 35. There are approximately 75,000,000 horses in the world.

Fact 36. There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.

Fact 37. There are approximately 90 people that have been frozen after their death.

Fact 38. There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world.

Fact 39. There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness.

Fact 40. There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA.

Fact 41. There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise.

Fact 42. There are bananas called “Red banana” that are maroon to dark purple when ripe.

Fact 43. There are coffee flavored PEZ

Fact 44. There are dolphins that live in the Amazon River that are the colour pink.

Fact 45. There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose.

Fact 46. There are five years in a quinquennium.

Fact 47. There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.

Fact 48. There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada.

Fact 49. There are more chickens than people in the world.

Fact 50. There are more pigs than humans in Denmark.

Fact 51. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.

Fact 52. There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world.

Fact 53. There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants.

Fact 54. There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats.

Fact 55. There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world.

Fact 56. There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world.

Fact 57. There are more than 250,000 rivers in the United States, which amounts to 3.5 million miles of rivers.

Fact 58. There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee.

Fact 59. There are more than 40 million Americans that have “chronic halitosis,” which is bad breath that never goes away.

Fact 60. There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular.

Fact 61. There are more than 640 muscles in the human body.

Fact 62. There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland.

Fact 63. There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit.

Fact 64. There are no snakes in New Zealand.

Fact 65. There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same.

Fact 66. There are only four words in the English language which end in

Fact 67. There are only four words in the English language which end in”-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Fact 68. There are over 1,000,000 swimming pools in Florida, eventhough the ocean is no farther than 80 miles away.

Fact 69. There are over 1,800 known species of fleas.

Fact 70. There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market.

Fact 71. There are over 2,000 different species of cactuses.

Fact 72. There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world.

Fact 73. There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America.

Fact 74. There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone.

Fact 75. There are over 500 different types of bananas.

Fact 76. There are over 600 different pasta shapes.

Fact 77. There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand.

Fact 78. There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth.

Fact 79. There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars.

Fact 80. There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some being having a diameter over three feet.

Fact 81. There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater.

Fact 82. There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.

Fact 83. There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow.

Fact 84. There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty.

Fact 85. There are some ice creams that are 75% air.

Fact 86. There are some species of snails that are venomous. Their venom can be fatal to humans.

Fact 87. There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart.

Fact 88. There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when its water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish.

Fact 89. There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.

Fact 90. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Fact 91. There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.

Fact 92. There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825.

Fact 93. There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia.

Fact 94. There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952.

Fact 95. There is a “cemetery town” in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1.

Fact 96. There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born.

Fact 97. There is a certain type of Hawk Moth caterpillar from Brazil that inflates its thorax, which makes its head look like a head of a snake when it feels it is in danger or alarmed.

Fact 98. There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas.

Fact 99. There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fact 100. There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.

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Fact 1. The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

Fact 2. The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet.

Fact 3. The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood.

Fact 4. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Fact 5. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

Fact 6. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.

Fact 7. The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma.

Fact 8. The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.

Fact 9. The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms.

Fact 10. The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year.

Fact 11. The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs.

Fact 12. The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year.

Fact 13. The total number of episodes for the sitcom “I Love Lucy” was 180.

Fact 14. The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665.

Fact 15. The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items.

Fact 16. The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”

Fact 17. The town of Olney, Illinois celebrates a “Squirrel Day” festival to honour the 200 albino squirrels that live in the town. The festival includes a squirrel blessing by a priest.

Fact 18. The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington

Fact 19. The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law.

Fact 20. The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.

Fact 21. The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water.

Fact 22. The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head.

Fact 23. The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States.

Fact 24. The TV show “Saturday Night Live” made its debut on October 11, 1975.

Fact 25. The TV show Doctor Who, when it was popular, had an audience of 110 million people.

Fact 26. The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour.

Fact 27. The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents.

Fact 28. The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long.

Fact 29. The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.

Fact 30. The U.S. paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska in 1867.

Fact 31. The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased.

Fact 32. The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing.

Fact 33. The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie “Free Willy”) from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998.

Fact 34. The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.

Fact 35. The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins.

Fact 36. The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.

Fact 37. The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing.

Fact 38. The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre.

Fact 39. The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams.

Fact 40. The USSR launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.

Fact 41. The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually.

Fact 42. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.

Fact 43. The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for five hours.

Fact 44. The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.

Fact 45. The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes.

Fact 46. The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV.

Fact 47. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.

Fact 48. The Welwitschia plant can live up to 1,000 years.

Fact 49. The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese.

Fact 50. The White House has 35 bathrooms, 3 elevators, 132 rooms, and 412 doors in it.

Fact 51. The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court.

Fact 52. The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.

Fact 53. The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.

Fact 54. The word “America” comes from the European explorer “Amerigo Vespucci.

Fact 55. The word “checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah-Mat,” which means the king is dead.

Fact 56. The word “comet” comes from the Greek word “kometes” meaning long hair and referring to the tail.

Fact 57. The word “Denim” comes from the French phrase “serge de Nimes” which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France.

Fact 58. The word “dexterity”, to do with skill is related to the right hand. The opposite of the word “deter” is “sinister”, to do with evil, it is related to the left hand.

Fact 59. The word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means “unconquerable.”

Fact 60. The word “diastema” is the word for having a gap between your teeth.

Fact 61. The word “laser” stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission by radiation.”

Fact 62. The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

Fact 63. The word “limelight” that is used in theatre to refer to the performers on the stage originated because before electricity was available lime was burned in a lamp, which created a white light that was directed at the performers.

Fact 64. The word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan, refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick.

Fact 65. The word “moose” comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning “twig eater.”

Fact 66. The word “Nazi” is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party.

Fact 67. The word “nerd” was first coined by Dr. Suess in the book “If I Ran to the Zoo.”

Fact 68. The word “sophomore” means “sophisticated moron.”

Fact 69. The word “super” to a beekeeper refers to the hive box where the honey is stored.

Fact 70. The word “toy” comes from an old English word that means “tool.”

Fact 71. The word “umbrella” is derived from the Latin root word “umbra”, which means shade or shadow.

Fact 72. The word “vamp” is used to describe the upper front top of a shoe.

Fact 73. The word “walkman” was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986.

Fact 74. The word alligator comes from the Spanish word El Lagarto, which means “The Lizard.”

Fact 75. The word assassination was invented by William Shakespeare.

Fact 76. The word breakfast was coined due to the fact that after sleeping for hours, we are “breaking our fast.”

Fact 77. The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word “Qutun.”

Fact 78. The word Himalayas means the “home of snow.”

Fact 79. The word housekeeping was invented by Shakespeare.

Fact 80. The word Karate means, “empty hand.”

Fact 81. The word Lethologica describes the state of not remembering the word you want to say.

Fact 82. The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried.

Fact 83. The word Popcorn is derived from the middle English word “poppe,” which means “explosive sound”.

Fact 84. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

Fact 85. The word Spain means “the land of rabbits.”

Fact 86. The word Thailand means “land of the free.”

Fact 87. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban.

Fact 88. The word vaccine comes from the Latin word “vacca,” which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy.

Fact 89. The word witch comes from the word “wicca” which translates to the “wise one.”

Fact 90. The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word “tattau” which means “to mark.”

Fact 91. The words “abstemioius,” and “facetious” both have all the five vowels in them in order.

Fact 92. The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot.

Fact 93. The world camel population is close to 19 million.

Fact 94. The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Fact 95. The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes.

Fact 96. The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Fact 97. The world record for the number of body piercings on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.

Fact 98. The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965.

Fact 99. The world’s first underground was the London Underground in1863. It has 275 stations and 253 miles of track.

Fact 100. The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.

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