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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 67
  1. A speleologist studies caves.
  2. On average, pigs live for about 15 years.
  3. Van Camp’s Pork and Beans were a staple food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.
  4. The principality of Monaco consists of 370 acres.
  5. After they are roasted, and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.
  6. The correct response to the Irish greeting, “Top of the morning to you,” is “and the rest of the day to yourself”.
  7. 65% of Elvis impersonators are of Asian descent.
  8. The Washington Times newspaper is owned by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
  9. Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our noses and ears never stop growing.
  10. Before roasting, some green coffee beans are stored for years, and experts believe that certain beans improve with age, when stored properly.
  11. Income tax was first introduced in England in 1799 by British Prime Minister, William Pitt.
  12. Percentage of mammal species that are monogamous: 3
  13. Humphery Bogart never said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca
  14. Male sperm (Y) swim faster than female sperm (X), which is why more males are conceived than females. Female sperm are slower because they contain heavier genetic material, which slows them down. Once in the womb, females mature faster than males.
  15. In 1989 Americans threw away enough aluminum cans to build 6,000 DC 10 airplanes.
  16. Nearly one third of New York City public school teachers send their own children to private schools.
  17. Goulash, a beef soup, originated in Hungary in the 9th century AD.
  18. A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
  19. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.
  20. The linen bandages that were used to wrap Egyptian mummies averaged 1,000 yards in length.
  21. A pig’s penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
  22. Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
  23. When Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese leaving holes. Cheese-makers call them “eyes”.
  24. A group of geese in the air is a skein.
  25. A typical American eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime.
  26. Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920’s.
  27. Leonardo daVinci invented the scissors.
  28. The crack of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom, since the tip breaks the sound barrier.
  29. A US ton is equivalent to 900 kg (2000 pounds). A British ton is 1008 kg (2240 pounds), called a gross ton.
  30. Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
  31. Google handles about 1 billion search queries per day, releasing some 200 tons of CO2 per day.
  32. In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
  33. Statistics on Domestic Violence are not precise, never have been and never will be. However, statistics certainly can become more accurate.
  34. Frederic-August Bartholdi sculpted The Statue of Liberty.
  35. During thinking, we use on about 35% of our brains
  36. Married men tip better than unmarried men
  37. The largest ball of twine in the world resides in Cawker City, Kansas, USA. It is over 12 feet in diameter, weighs 8+ tons, and never stops growing.
  38. 4,000 animals die spurting their blood out every minute in a British slaughterhouse.
  39. In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.
  40. Virgina Woolf wrote all her books while standing up.
  41. Donald Duck comics were once banned from Finland because Donald doesn’t wear pants.
  42. The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common foxglove plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.
  43. There has been no mail delivery in Canada on Saturday for the last thirty five years.
  44. The groundhog is only accurate in predicting the weather 28% of the time.
  45. A group of larks is called an exaltation.
  46. Less than one per cent of the 500 Chinese cities have clean air, respiratory disease is China’s leading cause of death.
  47. The White House, in Washington DC, was originally gray, the color of the sandstone it was built out of. After the War of 1812, during which it had been burned by Canadian troops, the outside walls were painted white to hide the smoke stains. In 1902 it was remodeled and acquired the name “White House”. It wasn’t until this current administration (1998) that the little red light was added out front.
  48. Peter Falk, who played “Columbo”, the detective TV series, has a glass eye.
  49. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
  50. Veal calves are confined in stalls in the dark, unable to move and are fed on pigs blood , chocolate and dried milk (we are drinking the rich fresh milk of their mothers).

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