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Figures: Human Taste Buds!
The eye muscles are the most active muscles in the whole body.
Eyes are composed of more than two million working parts
The eye can process 36,000 bits of information every hour
Eyes can instantaneously set in motion hundreds of muscles and organs in your body
A normal life-span will bring you almost 24 million images of the world around you
The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful than they need be.
The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night
The cornea is approximately the size and thickness of a dime
A blink of an eye lasts about one tenth of a second
The average person blinks their eyes about 11,500 times per day or about 4.2 million times per year.
There are only two tissues in your body that do not receive oxygen from your blood - corneas and nails
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Eyes!
An owl can see a mouse moving over 150 feet away with light no brighter than a candle!
A cat's eyes glow in the dark because of special silvery "mirrors" that reflect light, making it much easier for them to see in the dark.
So-called "color-blindness," in which colors such as green and red are hard to distinguish, affects about 1 in 30 people -- and many times more men than women!

Facts of Life
Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people are mentally ill. Check 3 friends. If
they're OK, you're it.

Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.

It has recently been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

Always remember to pillage BEFORE you burn.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody
appreciates how difficult it was.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to
others.

Paul's Law: You can't fall off the floor.

Paranoids are people, too; they have their own problems. It's easy to
criticize, but if everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid, too.

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell and make you feel
happy to be on your way.

Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be
evenly distributed.

AMAZING FACTS

Amusing Facts
Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a
fly walk across a tiled ceiling.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air,
the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the
person died as a result of wounds recieved in battle; if the horse has all
four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

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.

Ballroom dancing is a major at Brigham Young University.

Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible)
did not contain an easy way to say "many things" and used a term which has
come down to us as 40. This means that when the bible -- in many places --
refers to "40 days," they meant many days.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without
killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get
fired."

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the
last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific.
When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo
belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the
pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, "Aladdin was a
little Chinese boy."

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.

The 'y' in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a 'th' sound,
not 'y'. The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied
(present day) England used the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. With the
advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which
closest resembled thorn was the lower case "y".

The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."

The international telphone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive--
so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots

Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So
a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5! Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated
to be the point of total tetonic destruction (2 is the smallest that can be
felt unaided.)

Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in
the 1600s by a translator. It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella)
lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her.

Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The
conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped
as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents
where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to
realize *this* was the day of the changeover.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed
the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam." Sherlock Holmes
never said "Elementary, my dear Watson." Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up,
Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott".

Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood
donors.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop
and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"

The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently
during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other
is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion
is flown in war time.

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past
their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

The "huddle" in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign
language to communicate and his team didn't want the opposition to see the
signals he used and in turn huddled around him.

Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had
an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide
poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a
lightning strike.

The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient
Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging."
Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified is to poke
someone's eye out.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.

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

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby
daughter, Ruth.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like
it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-grandson
of Mormon leader Brigham Young.

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all
four feet at all times.

Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.

An American quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin.
Today it is known as Tennessee.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

One in every 4 Americans has ...
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