Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #48

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  • Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They do not appear until the child reaches2-6 years of age.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you are consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word of ‘Snow’
  • Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
  • Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • “Ithyphallophobia” is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
  • Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.
  • US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
  • The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
  • Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.
  • Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it does not digest itself.
  • A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
  • The dot over the letter “I” is called a tittle.
  • Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.
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