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Stupid Facts

  • Manhole covers are round so that they don't fall in the hole.

  • It is possible for hot water to freeze faster than cold water.

  • The anaconda it the largest living snake.

  • The capybara is the largest living rodent.

  • The hardest substance in the human body is the enamel of the teeth.
    (see Human Teeth)

  • A & W root beer takes its name from the last names of business partners Roy Allen and Frank Wright.

  • Atomic bombs release 50% energy as blast, 35% as heat and 15% as nuclear radiation.

  • Paper money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
    (see Coins and Currency)

  • The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
    (see Oscar Winners)