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Really Interesting Facts To Amaze Your Friends

  • Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post from 1st February, 1969.
  • In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.
  • Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.
  • Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.
  • Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
  • The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders.When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
  • A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
  • It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.
  • A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.
  • Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
  • Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive.
  • Clinophobia is the fear of beds.
  • A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eyes."
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  • Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

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