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  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum. 
  • The largest earthquake in recent history was a 9.5 and occurred in Chile in 1960. It caused giant ocean waves as far as 6,000 miles (10,000 km) away.
  • When a man first approaches a woman, she will base 55 percent of her initial impression of him on his appearance and body language, 38 percent on his style of speaking, and 7 percent on what he actually says.
  • If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  • In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache on a standard playing card.
  • An owl has three eyelids.
  • Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6 foot person jumping 780 feet into the air.
  • Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  • 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.
  • Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
  • When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
  • It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.
  • Your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.  
  • Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • Hummingbirds can't walk. 
  • If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter "A".
  • If you could drive to the sun -- at 55 miles per hour -- it would take about 193 years.

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