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Wacky Lists

Words that are spelled the same way both backward and forward
deed  did  eve  ewe  eye  level  madam  mum  noon  peep  pop  pup  radar  rotor  solos  toot  tot

Most common U.S. last names
Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown, Jones, Miller, Davis, Martin, Anderson, Wilson

Heaviest U.S. presidents
William Howard Taft (354 lbs), Grover Cleveland (260 lbs), Lyndon Baines Johnson (200 lbs)

Oldest U.S. presidents
Ronald Reagan (77 yrs), Dwight D. Eisenhower (70 yrs), Andrew Jackson (69 yrs), James Buchanan (69 yrs), George Bush (68 yrs), William Henry Harrison (68 yrs)

Shortest U.S. presidents
James Madison (5 ft 4 in), Martin Van Buren (5 ft 6 in), Benjamin Harrison (5 ft 6 in)
Abraham Lincoln (6 ft 4 in), Lyndon Baines Johnson (6 ft 3 in), Thomas Jefferson (6 ft 2.5 in)

Unusual names of places
Accident, Maryland  Bat Cave, North Carolina  Bigfoot, Texas  Burnt Corn, Alabama  Cement, Oklahoma  Cereal, Alabama  Crooks, South Dakota  Dinosaur, Colorado  Dog Pound, Alberta  Embarrass, Minnesota  Eye, England  Eyebrow, Saskatchewan  Finger, Tennessee  Five Fingers, New Brunswick  Good Luck, Maryland  Goodnight, Texas  Gross, Nebraska  Happy Adventure, Newfoundland  Money, Mississippi  Nose, Japan  Onion Lake, Saskatchewan  Santa Claus, Indiana  Tiny, Saskatchewan  Truth or Consequences, New Mexico  Uncertain, Texas

Unusual lake names
Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, South Australia  Lake Disappointment, Australia  Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Maine  Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas

Unusual phobias, or fears
Clinophobia- fear of going to bed  Gephydrophobia-fear of crossing a bridge  Musophobia- fear of mice  Phasmophobia- fear of ghosts  Pogonophobia- fear of beards  Scholionophobia- fear of school  

Names of collectors
archtophilist- teddy bears  bibliophilist- books  copoclephilist- key rings  deltiologist- postcards  philgraphist- autographs  plangonologist- dolls  receptarist- recipes  vecturist- subway tokens  vexillologist- flags

Plants that eat animals/insects
Venus Flytrap, Butterwort, Sundew, Pitcher Plant

Silly but real newspaper headliners
Milk Drinkers Turn to Powder
Lawmen from Mexico Barbecue Guests
Child teaching expert to speak
Albany Turns to Garbage
Indian Ocean Talks

Animals with pockets
Bandicoot, Cuscus, Echidna, Kangaroo, Koala, Opossum, Sea horse, Tasmanian devil, Wallaroo, Wombat

Land animals taht weigh over 500 pounds
Elephant, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Kodiak bar, Moose, Polar bear, Rhinoceros, Southern elephant seal, Walrus

Fast animals
Black mamba snake (slither 20 mph)  Dragonfly (fly 36 mph)  Greyhound (run 39 mph)  Quarter horse (run 47.5 mph)  Sailfish (swim 68 mph)  Cheetah (run 70 mph)  Peregrine falcon (swoop 217 mph)

Birds that can't fly
Emu, Cassowary, Galapagos cormorant, Kiwi, Ostrich, Penguin, Rhea

Breeds of dogs that bite the least
Golden retriever, Labrador retriever, Old English Sheepdog, Shetland sheepdog, Welsh terrier

Facts About Rats
They were symbols of good luck in ancient Rome and China.
Fleas carried by rats caused the great Bubonic Plague in 1347. This disease killed one third of Europe's population.
In the 1500's, rat skins were used in picture-frames, book-bindings, purses, and the thumbs of ladies' gloves.
Queen Elizabeth I of England tried to get rid of rats by shooting them with little bombs from custom-made cannons.
In some parts of the world, rats are food for people. They can be boiled, fried, or barbequed. There are even rat ranches which raise this food.