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Where facts are few, experts are many.

- Donald R. Gannon

 

Practical politics consists of ignoring facts.

- Henry Adams

 

There is nothing as deceptive as an

 obvious fact.

-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

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UFO by By KCE Gleghorn, courtesy Digital Artworks

 

Twisted Facts

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

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

In 1994, electromagnetic interference (EMI) from a nearby cellular telephone captivated the power of a wheelchair at a scenic vista in Colorado, sending the passenger over a cliff.

More people working in advertising died on the job in 1996 than those who died while working in petroleum refining.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

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

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

Four sunken nuclear submarines sit at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. One, a Russian sub resting in deep water off of Bermuda, holds 16 live nuclear warheads. Scientists and oceanographers are unsure what the impact of the escaping plutonium will have, but warn that corrosion could create the proper chemical environment for a massive nuclear chain reaction.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left handed..

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

In the 1890's more than 30 people were axed, hanged, burned and mobbed to death in the United States for practicing witchcraft.

The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.

Unusual deaths have plagued the cast of the Poltergeist trilogy of films including 12-year-old actress Heather O'Rourke, who died of septic shock. The theory is that the set was cursed by evil.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

 

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A ghost is someone who hasn't made it - in other words, who died, and they don't know they're dead. So they keep walking around and thinking that you're inhabiting their - let's say, their domain. So they're aggravated with you.


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