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121 Odds of becoming a saint: 20,000,000 to 1
122 Odds of getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt: 649,740 to 1
123 Odds that a celebrity marriage will last a lifetime: 3 to 1
124 Chance of dying in a terrorist attack while visiting a foreign country: 1 in 650,000
125 Odds of being born a twin in North America: 90 to 1
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141. What would a 100-pound person weigh on Mars?
The gravity on Mars is 38 percent of that found on Earth at sea level. So a 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars. Based on NASA (news - web sites)'s present plans, it'll be decades before this assumption can be observationally proved, however.

142. How long is a Martian year?
It's a year long, if you're from Mars. To an earthling, it's nearly twice as long. The red planet takes 687 days to go around the Sun -- compared to 365 days for Earth. So calendars on Mars are all 687 days long. If you find one, please mail it to me. I'm curious how they worked out the months, given they have two moons.

143. How long is the average Martian day?
A Martian can sleep (or work) and extra half-hour every day compared to you. Mars days are 24 hours and 37 minutes long, compared to 23 hours, 56 minutes on Earth. A day on any planet in our solar system is determined by how long it takes the world to spin once on its axis, making the Sun appear to rise in the morning and sending it down in the evening.

144. What is the largest volcano?
The Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii holds the title here on Earth. It rises more than 50,000 feet (9.5 miles or 15.2 kilometers) above its base, which sits under the surface of the sea. But that's all volcanic chump change. Olympus Mons on Mars rises 16 miles (26 kilometers) into the Martian sky. Its base would almost cover the entire state of Arizona.

145. What was the deadliest known earthquake (news - web sites)?
The worlds deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1557 in central China. It struck a region where most people lived in caves carved from soft rock. The dwellings collapsed, killing an estimated 830,000 people. In 1976 another deadly temblor struck Tangshan, China. More than 250,000 people were killed.

146. What was the strongest earthquake in recent times?
1960 Chilean earthquake, which occurred off the coast, had a magnitude of 9.6 and broke a fault more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) long. An earthquake like that under a major city would challenge the best construction techniques.

147. Which earthquake was more catastrophic: Kobe, Japan or Northridge, California?
The 1994 Northridge earthquake had a magnitude of 6.7 was responsible for approximately 60 deaths, 9,000 injuries, and more than $40 billion in damage. The Kobe earthquake of 1995 was magnitude 6.8 and killed 5,530 people. There were some 37,000 injuries and more than $100 billion in economic loss.

148. How far is it to the center of the Earth?
The distance from the surface of Earth to the center is nearly 3,700 miles (5,955 kilometers). Much of Earth is fluid. The mostly solid skin of the planet is only 41 miles (66 kilometers) thick -- thinner than the skin of an apple, relatively speaking.

149. What is the highest mountain?
Climbers who brave Mt. Everest in the Nepal-Tibet section of the Himalayas reach 29,028 feet (nearly 9 kilometers) above sea level.

150. Has the Moon always been so close?
It used to be much closer! A billion years ago, the Moon was in a tighter orbit, taking just 20 days to go around us and make a month. A day on Earth back then was only 18 hours long. The Moon is still moving away -- about 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) a year. Meanwhile, Earth's rotation is slowing down, lengthening our days. In the distant future, a day will be 960 hours long!
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151. Where is the lowest dry point on Earth?
The shore of the Dead Sea in the Middle East is about 1,300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Not even a close second is Bad Water in Death Valley, California, at a mere
282 feet below sea level.

152. Good thing California isn't sinking further, right?
Actually parts of it are, which is so interesting that I snuck this non-question onto the list. In a problem repeated elsewhere in the country, the pumping of natural underground water reservoirs in California is causing the ground to sink up to 4 inches (11 centimeters) per year in places. Water and sewage systems may soon be threatened.

153. What is the longest river?
The Nile River in Africa is 4,160 miles (6,695 kilometers) long.

154. What is the most earthquake-prone state in the United States?
Alaska experiences a magnitude 7 earthquake almost every year, and a magnitude 8 or greater earthquake on average every 14 years. Florida and North Dakota get the fewest earthquakes in the states, even fewer than New York.

155. What's the driest place on Earth?
A place called Arica, in Chile, gets just 0.03 inches (0.76 millimeters) of rain per year. At that rate, it would take a century to fill a coffee cup.
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Misunderstood lyrics:
126 Elvis Presley "Suspicious Minds" / "Calling a trout"
127 Police "Spirits in the Material World" / "Aspirins into my cereal bowl"
128 Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" / "Good, good, good, goodbye raisins"
129 Beach Boys "California Girls" / "I dig a french bikini on a wild albatross"
130 Aerosmith "Dude Looks Like a Lady" / "Do the lucky lady"
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156. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.

157. The first hard drive available for the Apple ][ had a capacity of 5megabytes.

158. In many cases, the amount of storage space on a recordable CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is 550 megabytes.

159. Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

160. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
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Keep up the good work Andrew i guess im off for the time being.
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156. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.

157. The first hard drive available for the Apple ][ had a capacity of 5megabytes.

158. In many cases, the amount of storage space on a recordable CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is 550 megabytes.

159. Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

160. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
Nice copying and pasting... Ethernet is named that way because the guy who developed it had a daughter called Ether.
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131 In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
132 Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
133 Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.
134 Napoleon's favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.
135 The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.
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Keep up the good work Andrew i guess im off for the time being.
I'll carry on for a while, because I won't be online for very long tomorrow.
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136 When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.
137 Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.
138 The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.
139 Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.
140 SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below
141 If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.
142 When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.
143 The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.
144 Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean, sal****er fish cannot swim backwards.
145 In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
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146 The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.
147 Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
148 Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.
149 The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.
150 Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.
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I'll carry on for a while, because I won't be online for very long tomorrow.
Mean you still have alot of them :rolleyes:
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161. Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)
162. Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
163. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
164. Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time.
165. The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean
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151 The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.
152 The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.
153 A cat's purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White.
154 Silly Putty was discovered as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.
155 You can get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.
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161. Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)
162. Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
163. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
164. Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time.
165. The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean
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166. Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
167. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
168. The largest city in the United States with a one syllable name is Flint, Michigan.
169. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
170. On the cartoon show 'The Jetsons', Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15.
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171. In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
172. Only humans and horses have hymens.
173. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
174. The state with the longest coastline in the US is Michigan.

175. We will have four consecutive full moons making two blue moons in 1999 (January 2 and 31, March 2 and 31.) The only other time it happened this century was in 1915 (January 1 and 31, March 1 and 31.)
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Damn it! You're back!
lol yes im actualy i was abt to watch a match but it hasnt started
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176. Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going to actor's salaries.
177. Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation , was played by six different cats.
178. Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.
179. The longest U.S. highway is route 6 starting in Cape Cod, Massachusetts going through 14 states, and ending in Bishop, California...
180. The 'y' in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a 'th' sound, not 'y'. The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England use the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet, which closest resembled thorn was the lower case "y".
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156 The city of Slaughter, Texas (population: 11,284), has never had a homicide occur within its boundaries.
157 British pop singer Emma Bunton is the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandniece of Archduke William Pinkley-Hogue of Standishfordshire, making her 103rd in line for the throne of England.
158 Fish have "dandruff" caused by flaking skin, and it is impossible to filter all traces of it from drinking water
159 The curved shape of a hockey stick is a throwback to prehistoric use of mastodon tusks in a similar game.
160 Moths are unable to fly during an earthquake.
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