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Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

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Facts of the Day
 
1.
 
Adolf Hitler was Time's Man of the Year for 1938.
 
2.
 
A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces ofwood.
 
3.
 
It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build thePyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.
 
4.
 
The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper thanthe highest mountain on Earth.
 
5.
 
The first household refrigerator cost about$16,000, in today's money.
 
6.
 
A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls inthe 19th century.
 
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The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hognamed Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs.
 
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Carolyn Shoemaker, famous astronomer, hasdiscovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids.
 
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By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount ofenergy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulbfor four hours.
 
10.
 
In the United States, the first cookbook waspublished in 1796 and it contained a recipe for watermelon
 
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rind pickles.
 
11.
 
In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250times.
 
12.
 
Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms.
 
13.
 
Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing in 1848 forabout 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking theNiagara River.
 
14.
 
Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exportsof Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
 
15.
 
The colors yellow, red, and orange are used in fastfood restaurants because those are the colors that stimulatehunger.
 
16.
 
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israelin 1952, but he declined.
 
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A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15miles per hour.
 
18.
 
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it isborn.
 
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If all the salt were to be extracted from the Earth'soceans, you would have enough salt to cover all of thecontinents five feet deep.
 
20.
 
The country of Andorra has a zero percent
 
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unemployment rate.
 
21.
 
All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively couldmake a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Buildingin only 2 minutes.
 
22.
 
In 1685, New France used playing cards as currencybecause of the shortage of coins.
 
23.
 
In North America there are approximately 618 rollercoasters.
 
24.
 
If someone was to fly once around the surface of themoon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York toLondon.
 
25.
 
Soldier
s disease is a term for morphine addiction.The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.
 
26.
 
According to Scientists, vampire bat saliva is thebest known medicine for keeping blood from clotting.
 
27.
 
The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about400 years.
 
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Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet is themost expensive painting sold at an auction. It waspurchased for $85.2 million dollars.
 
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There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets,etc.) worldwide.
 

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