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  • The Labrador Retriever has been on the AKC’s top 10 most popular breeds list for 25 consecutive years—longer than any other breed.
  • A dog’s nose print is unique, much like a person’s fingerprint.
  • Forty-five percent of U.S. dogs sleep in their owner’s bed.
  • Speaking of sleeping … all dogs dream, but puppies and senior dogs dream more frequently than adult dogs.
  • Seventy percent of people sign their dog’s name on their holiday cards.
  • A dog’s sense of smell is legendary, but did you know that his nose has as many as 300 million receptors? In comparison, a human nose has about 5 million.
  • Rin Tin Tin, the famous German Shepherd, was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • The shape of a dog’s face suggests its longevity: A long face means a longer life.
  • Dog eyes have a part called the tapetum lucidum, allowing night vision.
  • The name Collie means “black.” (Collies once tended black-faced sheep.)
  • Yawning is contagious—even for dogs. Research shows that the sound of a human yawn can trigger one from your dog. And it’s four times as likely to happen when it’s the yawn of a person he knows.
  • The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is the only breed named for a fictional person—a character in the novel Guy Mannering, by Sir Walter Scott.
  • Dogs curl up in a ball when sleeping to protect their organs—a hold over from their days in the wild, when they were vulnerable to predator attacks.
  • The Basenji is not technically “barkless,” as many people think. They can yodel.
  • The Australian Shepherd is not actually from Australia—they are an American breed.
  • … And the Labrador Retriever is originally from Newfoundland.
  • Human blood pressure goes down when petting a dog. And so does the dog’s.
  • There are over 75 million pet dogs in the U.S.—more than in any other country.
  • A person who hunts with a Beagle is known as a “Beagler.”
  • Dogs are not colorblind. They also see blue and yellow.
  • All puppies are born deaf.
  • Dalmatians are born completely white, and develop their spots as they get older.
  • Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. (We humans have between 2,000–10,000.)
  • When dogs kick backward after they go to the bathroom it’s not to cover it up, but to mark their territory, using the scent glands in their feet.
  • A recent study shows that dogs are among a small group of animals who show voluntary unselfish kindness towards others without any reward. This is one fact dog lovers have known all along.
 
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1. CIA created a gun that could shoot darts that caused a heart attack. Upon penetration of the skin, the dart left just a tiny red dot. The poison itself worked rapidly and denatured quickly afterward. It was revealed in 1975 in a Congressional testimony.
2. A gun can fire in space because gunpowder contains its own oxidizer.
3. In 2014, a South Carolina high school student named Alex Stone was arrested and suspended and had his locker searched because of a creative writing assignment where he mentioned buying a gun to shoot his neighbor's pet dinosaur.
4. In athletics, if you move as the gun sounds, you have considered having false started as the human brain cannot hear and process the noise of the starting gun in under 0.10 seconds.
5. Sean Connery was filming a love scene when his co-star's gangster boyfriend got jealous and pulled a gun on him. Connery grabbed the gun from his hand and twisted the guy's wrist until he ran off the set.
6. Beretta is the oldest gun company in the world is established 1526 in Brescia, Italy.
7. The only real Space Gun; the TP-82, a Russian triple barreled, break action shotgun/rifle/machete combo for fighting and hunting wildlife after a Cosmonaut touches down in Siberia.
8. President Garfield's assassin (Charles J. Guiteau) chose an ivory-handled gun over a similar wooden-handled model because he knew it would look better in a museum exhibit.
9. George Reeves, the actor who played Superman in the 1950s was wary because some fans tried to test his "invulnerability." At one appearance a young fan pulled a pistol on him. Reeves convinced him to hand over the gun by telling him that a bystander could be hurt when the bullets bounced off,
10. Mafia capo Gregory Scarpa was recruited by the FBI to help find the bodies of three civil rights workers. Scarpa got the locations of the bodies after he kidnapped a Klansman, pistol-whipped him and stuck a gun in his mouth.
11. Yogendra Singh Yadav, a soldier of the Indian army, climbed up a vertical, snow-covered cliff face while under machine gun and rocket fire. Despite taking three bullets, he managed to finish the climb, grenade a bunker and then kill four enemy soldiers in hand to hand combat.
12. Hunter S Thompson refused to go on Conan O'Brien show until he finally agreed on one condition. Conan had to meet him on a remote farm to drink hard liquor and shoot guns.
13. The FBI has almost every gun ever manufactured to use as a reference to solve crimes.
14. The filmmakers of "Lord of War" used a real stockpile of over 3,000 AK-47s because it was cheaper than getting prop guns.
15. 3 men forced their way into a 67-year-old (Kenneth Byrd) man's home with the intention of raping his granddaughter and stealing the money in his safe. He agreed to open the safe and take out the cash, but instead of taking out the money, he took out a gun and shot all of them.
 
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1. CIA created a gun that could shoot darts that caused a heart attack. Upon penetration of the skin, the dart left just a tiny red dot. The poison itself worked rapidly and denatured quickly afterward. It was revealed in 1975 in a Congressional testimony.
2. A gun can fire in space because gunpowder contains its own oxidizer.
3. In 2014, a South Carolina high school student named Alex Stone was arrested and suspended and had his locker searched because of a creative writing assignment where he mentioned buying a gun to shoot his neighbor's pet dinosaur.
4. In athletics, if you move as the gun sounds, you have considered having false started as the human brain cannot hear and process the noise of the starting gun in under 0.10 seconds.
5. Sean Connery was filming a love scene when his co-star's gangster boyfriend got jealous and pulled a gun on him. Connery grabbed the gun from his hand and twisted the guy's wrist until he ran off the set.
6. Beretta is the oldest gun company in the world is established 1526 in Brescia, Italy.
7. The only real Space Gun; the TP-82, a Russian triple barreled, break action shotgun/rifle/machete combo for fighting and hunting wildlife after a Cosmonaut touches down in Siberia.
8. President Garfield's assassin (Charles J. Guiteau) chose an ivory-handled gun over a similar wooden-handled model because he knew it would look better in a museum exhibit.
9. George Reeves, the actor who played Superman in the 1950s was wary because some fans tried to test his "invulnerability." At one appearance a young fan pulled a pistol on him. Reeves convinced him to hand over the gun by telling him that a bystander could be hurt when the bullets bounced off,
10. Mafia capo Gregory Scarpa was recruited by the FBI to help find the bodies of three civil rights workers. Scarpa got the locations of the bodies after he kidnapped a Klansman, pistol-whipped him and stuck a gun in his mouth.
11. Yogendra Singh Yadav, a soldier of the Indian army, climbed up a vertical, snow-covered cliff face while under machine gun and rocket fire. Despite taking three bullets, he managed to finish the climb, grenade a bunker and then kill four enemy soldiers in hand to hand combat.
12. Hunter S Thompson refused to go on Conan O'Brien show until he finally agreed on one condition. Conan had to meet him on a remote farm to drink hard liquor and shoot guns.
13. The FBI has almost every gun ever manufactured to use as a reference to solve crimes.
14. The filmmakers of "Lord of War" used a real stockpile of over 3,000 AK-47s because it was cheaper than getting prop guns.
15. 3 men forced their way into a 67-year-old (Kenneth Byrd) man's home with the intention of raping his granddaughter and stealing the money in his safe. He agreed to open the safe and take out the cash, but instead of taking out the money, he took out a gun and shot all of them.
 

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The American Public Power Association (APPA) says that squirrels are the most frequent cause of power outages in the U.S. The APPA even developed a data tracker called "The Squirrel Index" that analyzes the patterns and timing of squirrels' impact on electrical power systems. Turns out, the peak times of the year for squirrel attacks are from May to June and October to November.

Typically, the squirrels cause problems by tunneling, chewing through electrical insulation, or becoming a current path between electrical conductors. "Frankly, the number one threat experienced to date by the U.S. electrical grid is squirrels," said John C. Inglis, the former deputy director of the National Security Agency, in 2015.

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There are 26 bones in each foot. That's 52 bones in both feet, out of 206 total bones in your whole body, which is more than 25 percent. It may sound crazy at first, but think about it: Your feet support your weight and allow you to jump, run, and climb. Those bones and joints also allow your feet to absorb and release energy efficiently. It's one of the reasons humans can outrun any other animal in an endurance race.

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According to research from security firm Symantec, religious websites carry three times more malware threats than pornography sites. Symantec found that the average number of security threats on religious sites was around 115, compared to adult content sites which carried around 25. In fact, only 2.4 percent of adult sites were infected with malware. The researchers hypothesized that's because porn sites need to generate a profit, so there's a financial incentive to keeping them virus-free to encourage repeat business.

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Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew faced the real chance that they wouldn't return from the moon safely, leaving their families without financial support. Due to the extreme danger that they were about to face, they couldn't take out life insurance policies. So instead, they signed hundreds of autographs, which their families would have been able to sell if they didn't make it home. Luckily, those life insurance autographs weren't needed. They do, however, show up in space memorabilia auctions today, selling for as much as $30,000.

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The standard Ohio license plate is white with navy blue letters and numbers, and a red border at the top. That is, of course, if you don't have multiple DUIs. Since 1967, Ohio has issued special yellow license plates with red characters to DUI offenders. As of 2004, these "scarlet letter plates"—or "party plates"—are mandatory for repeat DUI offenders, and whenever a driver's blood-alcohol level is twice the legal limit. While there is public shame that comes along with these license plates, it also helps the police spot these vehicles when patrolling highways.
 
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I used to pick up trash at a DMV warehouse and i once found a motorcycle plate that was all zero's. Just one of those sample plates they hang on the wall, looked interesting so i kept it with a bunch of other junk i would find here and there when working. When ebay started to gain traction back in the late 90's -2000 or so i started selling some of that accumulated " junk". I listed that plate hoping to get a few bucks. I don't recall what it sold for but the bids went crazy being lots of people collect plates. I think i made like 5-6K that year selling nothing but stuff i found in the trash.
 

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I've heard about the one about Religious/church websites, it sounds like a cool fact to older people who aren't tech savvy, "Church websites having more evil buggies than a porn sites" its simply just because Church websites are almost always built by volunteer's (Usually an Amature) who are inexperienced, whereas most adult sites, (Like Pornhub) are built by professional coders and web builders. Like you said, the less bugs or problems, the more repeat business for those scourge of the earth sites... Good post!
 
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