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These are facts that may not be easily catogorized. I also have on here some interesting statistics.

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Uncatagorized Facts.

Q is the only letter in the alphabet not used in naming any of the States in the United States.
 
6 is the smallest perfect number. A perfect number is one were the sum of it's divisors (numbers it can be divided by) equals the number itself (add all of divisors it equals said number)  1+2+3=6 (6x1=6, 3x2=6).
 
You can mail a coconut with only a stamp and an address.
 
There are two Equinoxes each year one is the Autumnal Equinox (near Sep 23) and one is the Vernal Equinox (near March 21). The Equinox is where Earth itself has rotated so that the sun looks like it's crossing the Earths Equator (or Celstial Equator), either going north (Vernal Equinox) or south (Autumnal Equinox). The day of the equinox is also a time were day and night seem to be equal (timewise that is).

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Statistics.

These have been broken down into catagories. Now statistics are not always accurate, yet they do tend to provide some information.

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Waste Statistics.

106,000 alliminum cans are used in the U.S every 30 seconds.
 
1.14 million paper bags are used in U.S supermarkets every hour.
 
60,000 plastic bags are used in the U.S every 5 seconds.

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Human Statistics.
 

One in 4 people over 60 has lost all there teeth.  
 
Over 2,500 left handed people are killed per year, from using products made for right handed people.
 
A person uses about 57 sheets of toilet paper per day.
 
There are over 9,700 juveniles in prisons across the United States.  
 
1.5 Million Americans are charged with drunk driving per year.
 
About 200,000 people die from cigarette smoking every 6 months.
 
It's estimated that at any given time 7% of the worlds population is drunk.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

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Animal Statistics.
 

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Camels can survive in a desert without drinking for almost 3 months.

The Fin Whale can live to be 116 yrs old.

The Leatherback is the biggest sea turtle and can weigh up to 1,500 lbs.

A Marion's Tortis Can live to be 152 years old.

Almost 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
 
The most yokes found in a single chicken egg was 9.
 
Turkeys can see movement almost 100 yards away.
 
An Ostrich egg needs to be boiled for 2 hours before it becomes a hardboiled egg.
 
Parrots can live to be 120 years old.
 
Woodpeckers can peck at a rate of 20 times per second.

A catfish has over 27,000 taste buds more than any other animal.

There are about 9,900 species of Cnidaria or "stinging nettle" animals around the world falling into 3 classes Jellyfishes,  Sea Anenomes, and Hydra's and there allies.

The adult Ladybug/Ladybettle can eat  up to 100 aphids a day.        

A queen bee can lay up to 1,500 eggs in a day.

The ratio of  people to ants is 1 to 1 million. 

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Plant Statistics.

The tallest grass is Bamboo which can grow to be 130ft or taller.
 
The most drought resistant tree is the Baobob tree. It stores 35,900 gallons of water in its trunk for later use.
 
In one season an Oak gives off 28,000 gallons of moisture.
 
There are over 25,000 naturally occuring species of Orchids in the world.
 
The worlds oldest living plant is the Tasmanian King's Holly. These plants have survived for about 43,600 yrs.

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Gun Statistics

Only 5% of people shot to the head survive.
 
A Bullet from most conventional guns can travel up to 3000 ft per second.

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Vehical Statistics.

Average number of people in an airborne vehical over the U.S at any given hour 61,000.

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Sports and Athletic Statistics.

Aproximately 1 out of 4 injuries to major atheletes involve the wrist and, or the hand.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

It takes about 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a years worth of footballs.

Golfers use an estimated $800 million worth of golf balls annually.

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