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  • Did you know: 11% of people are left handed
  • Did you know: August has the highest percentage of births
  • Did you know: the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
  • Did you know: a bear has 42 teeth
  • Did you know: an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
  • Did you know: lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
  • Did you know: 8% of people have an extra rib
  • Did you know: 85% of plant life is found in the ocean
  • Did you know: Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz
  • Did you know: the Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters
  • Did you know: a lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue
  • Did you know: the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E
  • Did you know: the 3 most common languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English
  • Did you know: dreamt is the only word that ends in mt
  • Did you know: the first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON
  • Did you know: a cat has 32 muscles in each ear
  • Did you know: Elvis’s middle name was Aron
  • Did you know: goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light
  • Did you know: the smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear
  • Did you know: cats spend 66% of their life asleep
  • Did you know: Switzerland eats the most chocolate equating to 10 kilos per person per year
  • Did you know: money is the number one thing that couples argue about
  • Did you know: macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs
  • Did you know: when lightning strikes it can reach up to 30,000 degrees celsius (54,000 degrees fahrenheit)
  • Did you know: spiders are arachnids and not insects
  • Did you know: each time you see a full moon you always see the same side
  • Did you know: stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand
  • Did you know: honey is the only natural food which never spoils
  • Did you know: M&M’s chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie
  • Did you know: that you burn more calories eating celery than it contains (the more you eat the thinner you become)
  • Did you know: about 90% of the worlds population kisses
  • Did you know: Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine
  • Did you know: toilets use 35% of indoor water use
  • Did you know: the fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco
  • Did you know: Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day
  • Did you know: the first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954
  • Did you know: all insects have 6 legs
  • Did you know: In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas
  • Did you know: African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words
  • Did you know: a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
  • Did you know: Australia was originally called New Holland
  • Did you know: the sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English alphabet
  • Did you know: the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs
  • Did you know: all the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes
  • Did you know: your foot has 26 bones in it
  • Did you know: the average human brain contains around 78% water
  • Did you know: if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3…) it totals 5050
  • Did you know: sponges hold more cold water than hot
  • Did you know: fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill
  • Did you know: cats have over 100 vocal chords
  • Did you know: camel’s milk doesn’t curdle
  • Did you know: elephants sleep between 4 – 5 hours in 24 period
  • Did you know: it’s possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down
  • Did you know: frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open
  • Did you know: elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump
  • Did you know: a 1/4 of your bones are in your feet
  • Did you know: your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body
  • Did you know: on your birthday you share it with 9 million others
  • Did you know: a 1 minute kiss burns 26 calories
  • Did you know: you burn more calories sleeping than watching TV
  • Did you know: frogs don’t usually swallow water (they absorb most of the moisture they need through their skin)
  • Did you know: a duck can’t walk without bobbing its head
  • Did you know: a crocodile can’t move its tongue
  • Did you know: in 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names
  • Did you know:an average person will spend 25 years asleep
  • Did you know: hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal
  • Did you know: an elephants ears are used to regulate body temperature
  • Did you know: the Arctic Ocean is the smallest in the world
  • Did you know: the most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression
  • Did you know: your skin is the largest organ making up the human body
  • Did you know: cows don’t have upper front teeth
  • Did you know: everyday is a holiday somewhere in the world
  • Did you know: there are 31,557,600 seconds in a year
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