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Strange but True Facts Part 1

1) Most lipstick contains fish scales

2) In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes

3) There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo

4) Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution

5) Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second

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

7) There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos

8) There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants

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

10) Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is 2,500

11) 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

12) Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating (Some of us still do this today, to the consternation of others)

13) Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult

14) One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year

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

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

17) It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis

18) The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum

19) A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel

20) A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile

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Some "Strange But True" laws.....

In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer !

In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

In the State of Kansas, you're not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

In New Jersey, cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.

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