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  • Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

  • Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

  • An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

  • The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

  • Leonard Da Vinci invented scissors.

  • It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

  • In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

  • 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.
    (see Coins and Currency)

  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".

  • In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured

  • Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.

  • One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition.

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

  • The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."