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In 2007, an unmanned yacht was discovered drifting off the coast of Australia. The engine was running, a laptop was running, the radio and GPS were working and a meal was set to eat, but the three-man crew were not on board.
Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year!
62% of us pop our zits.
In 2002, there were no billionaires in China. In 2007, there are 106 billionaires.
The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
In the presence of attractive women, men find running easier, take more risks, donate more money, consume more calories, and talk more.
Yu Youzhen, a Chinese millionaire, works as a street sweeper for the sanitation department to set an example for her children.
A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
Keanu Reeves gave $75 million of his matrix sequels paycheck to the film’s SFX team and bought the entire stunt crew Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Beethoven, was told by a music teacher that he had no talent for music. In fact, this teacher once remarked, “As a composer he is hopeless.”
At the 1912 Olympics, a marathon runner quit and went home to Japan without telling officials and was considered a missing person in Sweden for 50 years. In 1966, he was invited to complete the marathon. His time: 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.379 seconds.
From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
Redheads require up to 20% more anesthesia to be knocked out.
Michael Jackson used a special shoe to perform his "Smooth Criminal" lean trick.
Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.
President Lyndon Johnson smoked at least 3 packs of cigarettes a day.
Most people smile when they are frustrated, according to a study.
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!
According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots.