Friday, June 18, 2010

Facts 5

· The Sears Tower consists of nine framed tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one building

· The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897

· There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult

· To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed

· The dot that appears over the letter "i" is called a tittle

· The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

· Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18

· Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second

· In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river

· One out of five people that eat ice cream binge on ice cream in the middle of the night. The person is usually between 18 - 24 years old

· The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark

· There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri

· The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.

· There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas

· An average person laughs about 15 times a day

· The labels for Crayola crayons come in 18 different colors

· The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101 degrees Fahrenheit. The milk is then quickly chilled and stored at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit

· In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk or cafe au lait on cereal for breakfast

· Over 50% of the wedding in the U.S. occur in the afternoon

· Before the fur trade had started in Canada, it was estimated that there were over 6 million beavers

· Eating dandelions can make you urinate more

· Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.

· The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair

· At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there

· About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.

· Sylvia Plath was a famous poet who killed herself at age thirty-one by sticking her head into a gas oven

· A baseball will go farther in hot temperature than in cold temperature

· A rabbit is not able to vomit

· The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose

· Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing back in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River

· The world's first underground was the London Underground in1863. It has 275 stations and 253 miles of track.

· The first American president to deliver a speech over the radio was Warren G. Harding

· There are more than 40 million Americans that have "chronic halitosis," which is bad breath that never goes away

· The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours

· Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph

· The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in

· The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark

· One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world

· Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA



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