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Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. President to hold a patent?   Remove crayon marks using a hair dryer. Heat up the crayon marks and wipe clean with a sponge. Approximately 70% of all small businesses are owned and operated by a single person. 1 in 5 elderly Americans die broke, as indicated in a recent report. It takes approximately 6 days to start a business in the United States, as compared to 38 days in China. 60 to 80% of all the new jobs come from some sort of small businesses entity. Only 2% of small businesses are franchise based, most other businesses (54%) are home-based. A small business went bankrupt every 8 minutes in 2009. It was a tough time for most small business. Small businesses create 13 times more patents per employee than large companies. “Internet software patents” are litigated 8 times as often as compared to other patents. Business to consumer Facebook interaction is 30% higher than average on Sundays. 92% of most retweets are based on “interesting and useful content.” Only 26% are due to inclusion of “Please RT!” in the tweet. It takes approximately 660 gallons of water to make one hamburger. Factory farms raise 99% of chickens, 99 percent of  turkeys, 95% of pigs, and 78% of cattle sold in the United States. FDA report: Approximately 70% of all antibiotics used in the United States are fed to farm animals. Meat-heavy diets cause more climate change than all cars and planes, combined. World Health Organization classified processed meats, including ham, salami, sausages and hot dogs as a Group 1 carcinogen. Giant mushroom in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest with a root system that covers 2,200 acres, is the largest living organism in the world. The Ford GT is so strong, that during roof crush testing, It broke the crushing machine. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. Pearls melt in vinegar. From outer space, the brightest man-made place is Las Vegas, NV. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. The first product to have a bar code was a pack of Wrigley's gum. It takes about 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs. An American car horns beep in the tone of F. Loyd C. "Sig" Sigmon invented the SigAlert. The heart of a blue whale is so massive that a human being can swim through its arteries. Originally, Feng shui was the art of choosing an appropriate place for a grave. There are ten times more bacteria in the human body than there are cells. The likelihood that the glass of water you are drinking contains a molecule of water that once passed through a dinosaur is about 100%. No one has ever managed to tame an African elephant. Reading in poor lighting or using a computer in the dark does not in fact have any negative effects on your vision. Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health. So go ahead and fart away! Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men. But a much higher pain tolerance. Even though Froot Loops are different colors, they all have exactly the same flavor. There are no bridges over the Amazon River. The medical term for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft.” Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV. The average US household owes approximately $16,000 in credit card debt. Carbonated fizz in Diet Coke takes forever to settle at a cruising altitude of 35,000 ft. and takes the most time of all beverages to pour. Light doesn't always travel at the speed of light. The slowest speed was recorded at just 38 mph. The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface. It is illegal to hail a taxi from the street in Las Vegas. All passengers in Las Vegas must be picked up and dropped off in designated taxi zones, which in most cases are front of casinos. Approximately 18% of Americans can drive a stick shift vehicle. Duty free shops are often found in international airport terminals, but also at border crossings and cruise ship terminals. These shops sell products that do not include a duty tariff or tax. Lowest income groups spend the most on lottery tickets, wasting hundreds of dollars per year, about the same as that $400 emergency fund they do not have. 60% of millennials think winning the lottery is part of a their retirement strategy. A Costa Rican worker who makes baseballs earns around $2,750 per year. The average American pro baseball player earns $2,377,000 per year. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede about seven miles over the past 10,000 years. A category 3 hurricane releases more energy in 10 minutes that all the world's nuclear weapons combined. Wearing headphones for an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. Chinese acupuncture states, there is a point on your head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido, was also assassinated. A goldfish has a memory span of only 3 seconds. Think about this the next time you are visiting the dentist. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Approximately 71% of office workers that were stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar. Americans on average consume 18 acres of pizza every day. Plus the Coca-Cola they drink along with the pizza was originally green. There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India. The drive-through line on the opening day at McDonald's restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was 7 miles long at its peak. City with the most Rolls Royces per capita is Hong Kong. In Tokyo you can buy a toupee for your dog. Valles Marineris is a canyon on Mars, would stretch all the way from from Los Angeles to the Atlantic coast if it were located on Earth. Canada has more lakes than anywhere else in the world. 9% of the country is covered in fresh water. It has been estimated that a new baby can rob parents of anywhere between 400-750 hours of sleep in the first year. After three-letter airport codes had become the standard, airports that had previously been using only two letters simply added an X. The medical term for a gurgling stomach is “borborygmus.” It takes light from the Sun around 8 minutes to reach our Earth. With 94% identical DNA, Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to us humans. Located in the last row of the U.S. Senate Chamber, there is a desk that is always fully stocked with candy.
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Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. President to hold a patent? Remove crayon marks using a hair dryer. Heat up the crayon marks and wipe clean with a sponge. Approximately 70% of all small businesses are owned and operated by a single person. It takes approximately 6 days to start a business in the United States, as compared to 38 days in China. 1 in 5 elderly Americans die broke, as indicated in a recent report. 60 to 80% of all the new jobs come from some sort of small businesses entity. Only 2% of small businesses are franchise based, most other businesses (54%) are home- based. A small business went bankrupt every 8 minutes in 2009. It was a tough time for most small business. Small businesses create 13 times more patents per employee than large companies. “Internet software patents” are litigated 8 times as often as compared to other patents. Business to consumer Facebook interaction is 30% higher than average on Sundays. 92% of most retweets are based on “interesting and useful content.” Only 26% are due to inclusion of “Please RT!” in the tweet. It takes approximately 660 gallons of water to make one hamburger. Factory farms raise 99% of chickens, 99 percent of turkeys, 95% of pigs, and 78% of cattle sold in the United States. FDA report: Approximately 70% of all antibiotics used in the United States are fed to farm animals. Meat-heavy diets cause more climate change than all cars and planes, combined. World Health Organization classified processed meats, including ham, salami, sausages and hot dogs as a Group 1 carcinogen. Giant mushroom in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest with a root system that covers 2,200 acres, is the largest living organism in the world. The Ford GT is so strong, that during roof crush testing, It broke the crushing machine. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.   Pearls melt in vinegar. From outer space, the brightest man-made place is Las Vegas, NV. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. The first product to have a bar code was a pack of Wrigley's gum. It takes about 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs. An American car horns beep in the tone of F. Loyd C. "Sig" Sigmon invented the SigAlert. The heart of a blue whale is so massive that a human being can swim through its arteries. Originally, Feng shui was the art of choosing an appropriate place for a grave. There are ten times more bacteria in the human body than there are cells. The likelihood that the glass of water you are drinking contains a molecule of water that once passed through a dinosaur is about 100%. No one has ever managed to tame an African elephant. Reading in poor lighting or using a computer in the dark does not in fact have any negative effects on your vision. Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health. So go ahead and fart away! Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men. But a much higher pain tolerance. Even though Froot Loops are different colors, they all have exactly the same flavor. There are no bridges over the Amazon River. The medical term for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft.” Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV. The average US household owes approximately $16,000 in credit card debt. Carbonated fizz in Diet Coke takes forever to settle at a cruising altitude of 35,000 ft. and takes the most time of all beverages to pour. Light doesn't always travel at the speed of light. The slowest speed was recorded at just 38 mph. The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface. It is illegal to hail a taxi from the street in Las Vegas. All passengers in Las Vegas must be picked up and dropped off in designated taxi zones, which in most cases are front of casinos. Approximately 18% of Americans can drive a stick shift vehicle. Duty free shops are often found in international airport terminals, but also at border crossings and cruise ship terminals. These shops sell products that do not include a duty tariff or tax. Lowest income groups spend the most on lottery tickets, wasting hundreds of dollars per year, about the same as that $400 emergency fund they do not have. 60% of millennials think winning the lottery is part of a their retirement strategy. A Costa Rican worker who makes baseballs earns around $2,750 per year. The average American pro baseball player earns $2,377,000 per year. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede about seven miles over the past 10,000 years. A category 3 hurricane releases more energy in 10 minutes that all the world's nuclear weapons combined. Wearing headphones for an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. Chinese acupuncture states, there is a point on your head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido, was also assassinated. A goldfish has a memory span of only 3 seconds. Think about this the next time you are visiting the dentist. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Approximately 71% of office workers that were stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar. Americans on average consume 18 acres of pizza every day. Plus the Coca-Cola they drink along with the pizza was originally green. There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India. The drive-through line on the opening day at McDonald's restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was 7 miles long at its peak. City with the most Rolls Royces per capita is Hong Kong. In Tokyo you can buy a toupee for your dog. Valles Marineris is a canyon on Mars, would stretch all the way from from Los Angeles to the Atlantic coast if it were located on Earth. Canada has more lakes than anywhere else in the world. 9% of the country is covered in fresh water. It has been estimated that a new baby can rob parents of anywhere between 400-750 hours of sleep in the first year. After three-letter airport codes had become the standard, airports that had previously been using only two letters simply added an X. The medical term for a gurgling stomach is “borborygmus.” It takes light from the Sun around 8 minutes to reach our Earth. With 94% identical DNA, Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to us humans.   Located in the last row of the U.S. Senate Chamber, there is a desk that is always fully stocked with candy.

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