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The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!

 

Most lipstick contains fish scales!

 

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!

 

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!

 

It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!

 

 

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

 

 

No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

 

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!

 

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

 

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

 

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

 

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

 

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

 

Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

 

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

 

Porcupines float in water!

 

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!

 

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

 

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

 

The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!

 

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

 

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!

 

 

.....hope this comes up at the next table quiz!!

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The Great Northern Railway's No. 85 ('Merlin') and Rolls Royce's famous Merlin aircraft engine are both named after a bird of prey, not the mythical English magician.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(bird)

 

Rolls Royce piston aero-engines were generally named after birds of prey - Peregrine, Kestrel, Griffon, Vulture, etc.

 

Their turbine engines were named after rivers - Trent, Dart, Avon, Spey, etc.

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