6452. Fact
False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach - they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths

9577. Fact
The first percussion instrument introduced to an orchestra was the kettledrums, then called the timpani, in the 1600s.

4879. Fact
Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920

2512. Fact
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of old when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

4376. Fact
The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. It was first erected as Hollywoodland.

9414. Fact
You speak about 4,800 words per day.

515. Fact
Whales have no vocal cords.

3907. Fact
In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year

10796. Fact
Moses Malone was the first basketball player to go directly from high school to a professional American team.

2306. Fact
The billionth digit of pi is 9.

3568. Fact
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches

10526. Fact
It is said that grapefruit got its name because it grows like grapes in clusters. One cluster can have up to 25 grapefruits

1628. Fact
Hot water weighs more than cold water.

383. Fact
Bilateral agreement
An agreement between two countries.

5176. Fact
BVD stands for the organizers of the company: Bradley, Voorhies, and Day.

543. Fact
There are no fish in the dead sea.

4349. Fact
Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13

3651. Fact
All 17 children of Queen Anne died before her.

9375. Fact
Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it

7760. Fact
On July 4, 1776 (signing of the Declaration of Independence), King George III of England noted in his diary: Nothing of importance happened today.

8597. Fact
Bookkeeper is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters

4216. Fact
The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

4597. Fact
Armadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food

1982. Fact
National pi day is March 14

6061. Fact
December 1972 U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan becomes the last person to set foot on the moon.

2952. Fact
The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 square miles.

172. Fact
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

4951. Fact
In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.

1428. Fact
Cat's urine glows under a black light

2946. Fact
There are 53 Lego bricks manufactured for each person in the world.

9118. Fact
The 1st Academy Awards were presented in 1927.

4391. Fact
Warren Beatty once worked as a rat-catcher.

7179. Fact
The name for Oz in the Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator Frank Baum looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z.

993. Fact
Bowling was invented in egypt around 5,000 b.c.

1024. Fact
In 1978, emilio marco palma was the first person to be born in the antarctic.

141. Fact
Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.

4625. Fact
Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.

5374. Fact
In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it

2878. Fact
Our galaxy has approximately 250 billion stars.

9000. Fact
The only state to grow pineapples is Hawaii

5634. Fact
Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

1142. Fact
A duck has three eyelids.

3050. Fact
Females have a wider peripheral vision than males.

8793. Fact
Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze

10707. Fact
The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometres long.

5961. Fact
England once had a Prime Minister who was only 24 years old. He was William Pitt, elected in 1783.

838. Fact
Thelma pickles was john lennon's first girlfriend.

887. Fact
If you love coffee and drink 100 cups in four hours,you will probably die from caffeine poisoning.

6742. Fact
There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

3752. Fact
A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.



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