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Picture of the Eiffel Tower at night

There are 1792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

In mediaeval England, pots and dishes were made from a clay called "pygg", and spare change was often saved in such a pot. Around 1600, an English potter unfamiliar with this custom was asked to make a "pygg bank". Misunderstanding the instructions, he created a clay vessel in the shape of a pig. This is how the piggy bank came to be.

You would have to drink 100 cups of coffee in four hours to get the lethal dose of caffeine which is 10 grams.

Flamingos get their pink colour from the shrimp they eat The more shrimp they eat the deeper pink they become.

Dolphins don't automatically breathe they have to tell themselves to.

The average heart beats 100,000 times each day.

When you crack your knuckles the pop you hear is a bubble of gas bursting.

An elephant's penis is about 1.5 metres long, the longest of any animal.

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

Just 20 seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

You can see the stars during the day from the bottom of a well.

The Australian emu holds the land speed record for birds at about 50 kilometres per hour.

Generally, a dog's mouth has fewer germs and bacteria than a human's mouth.

The aeroplane Buddy Holly died in was the American Pie. Thus the title of the Don McLean song.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Scissors were invented by Leonardo da Vinci.

The number of births in India each year is greater than the entire population of Australia.

Two million hydrogen atoms might just cover the full stop at the end of this sentence.

More people are killed by donkeys each year than are killed in plane crashes.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma in an emergency.

Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or your tongue. Every letter should sound exactly the same.

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.

Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface.

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

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.

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

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

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye".

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye.

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

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

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

"60 Minutes" on CBS is the only TV show to not have a theme song or music.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

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

It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas.

You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

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

The state of Florida is bigger than England.

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