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An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.

Jean -Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones.'"

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and month! Interesting tries from our readers: orange: door hinge, melange (French for mix) purple: hurtle, durple?, turtle month: once, bunth?, hunch

The first song played on Virgin Radio was Born to be wild by INXS!

Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

Until 1990, the deadly poison mercury was used in about 30% of latex paints!

In France, it is legal to marry a dead person!

No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant. Only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.

The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South!

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

The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.

In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!

The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life.

Americans will spend more on cat food this year than baby food.

More people in China speak English than in the United States.

The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the he/she graduates from high school.

A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.

The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.