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May 3, 2008, 03:06 AM
Useless... yet interesting... facts.

Law facts:
- Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.
- It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma.
- According to law, no store is allowed to sell a toothbrush on the Sabbath in Providence, Rhode Island. Yet these same stores are allowed to sell toothpaste and mouthwash on Sundays.
- In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.
- In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

- The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a single letter is "uncopyrightable".
- A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
- Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
- The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
- If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at a red light.
- Every person has a unique tongue print.
- There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
- It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

- The shortest complete sentence in the English language is "Go".
- The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
- 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.


May 4, 2008, 01:53 AM
Note to self: Run every red lights from now on and save 6 months of life... After all, I'm left-handed and have already lost 9 years...