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An Amur Tiger can leap 25-feet and can easily jump over a 15-foot wall.

 

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Dogs can smell their owners from up to 11-miles away.

 

An adult gray whale in the summer eats approximately 2,400 pounds of food a day. It swallows at least 67-77 tons of food during a four to six month feast on the Arctic feeding grounds.

 

As if we needed more proof that our country is becoming dumber:

A recent study showed that 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Military deaths in World War II.

 

Pistanthrophobia is the fear of trusting others due to bad experiences in the past and relationships gone wrong.

 

Although 1920’s Chicago has a reputation as being lawless (mainly because of Al Capone), that simply wasn’t the case. Here are the annual murder rates in American cities in 1927:
Memphis – 69.3
Charlotte – 55.5
Atlanta – 43.4
Miami – 40.0
Little Rock – 37.9
New Orleans – 25.9
Detroit – 16.8
Chicago – 13.3
New York – 6.1
Los Angeles – 4.7
Boston – 3.9

Fun Fact – The average in the United States today is 6.0.

If “Finding Nemo” were scientifically accurate, Marlin would have switched sexes after Nemo’s mom died and mated with his son.

 

A Honey Badger in a South African Wildlife Center built towers out of rocks and sticks so he could climb over the wall and fight lions in the exhibit next to his.

 

Henry Ford is the only American mentioned favorably in Adolf Hitler’s semi-autobiographical book “Mein Kampf.” In 1931, Adolf Hitler called Ford an “inspiration.”

 

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

 

Studies suggest that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

 

The actor Creed Bratton went by his actual name in the TV sitcom The Office, playing Creed Bratton. He was also a member of the band The Grass Roots.

 

Creed Bratton, far right.

 

 

The Beatles had a specific clause in their contract, even in 1964, that stipulated they would never play for a segregated audience.

 

In the United States, 3% of the population own 50% of the civilian guns.

Dogs develop “bite inhibition”, the ability to control the strength of  bite, as puppies after learning that too harsh of a bite will interrupt play.

What’s a greater health risk than obesity? Loneliness. Loneliness increases the risk of premature death by 50% while obesity increases the risk by only 30%.

 

On Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album, the music on most of the tracks was played by the band Toto.
Kobe Bryant missed more shots than any player in NBA history.

 

If you are 6′-2″ you are taller than 94% of the people in the world.

The best state for single people is California, and the worst is Arkansas.

The skeleton isn’t inside you, you’re the brain so you’re inside the skeleton.

A different version of you exists in the minds of everyone who knows who you are.

A tourist dies in Hawaii about once a week, usually while snorkeling. Other causes are hiking and taking scenic drives.