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Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked.

English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid!

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States.

A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

Each day is longer than the previous on by 0.00000002 seconds which is 13 seconds each century!

It's illegal to own a red car in Shanghai, China.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Henry Ford was Charles Lindbergh's first passenger in the Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

One out of every 11 workers in North Carolina depends on tobacco for their livelihood !

The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.

It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!

Burt Reynolds is a Cherokee Indian.

In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one!

One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.