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The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is 'uncopyrightable'.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to test telex/twx communications.)

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than the entire world's nuclear weapons combined.

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the "honey month" or what we know today as the "honeymoon."

In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family) when anyone wanted to have a baby, they got consent of the King & the King gave him or her a placard that they hung on their door while they were having sex. The placard had F.U.C.K. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it. Now you know where that came from.

No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Coca-Cola, Marlboro, and Budweiser.

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

American car horns beep in the tone of 'F'.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The oldest city in the world is Jericho. This city existed for over 9000 years.

Rattlesnakes cannot hear the sound of their own rattles.

Asia is the biggest country in the world, with the biggest population.

Tokyo is the biggest and most over-crowded city in the world.

The oldest rock in the world would be West Australia's Rock. The rock dates back to 4300 million years ago. 300 million years after the earth was formed.

Wealthy Romans had central heating and piped water in their homes. When the Roman Empire collapsed, the technology was forgotten? until years later.

Apples (not caffeine), are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.


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