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10194. Fact
Ferrets sleep around 20 hours a day.

10195. Fact
The word limelight that is used in theatre to refer to the performers on the stage originated because before electricity was available lime was burned in a lamp, which created a white light that was directed at the performers

10196. Fact
A bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed every animal in the Berlin Zoo except the elephant, which escaped and roamed the city. When a Russian commander saw hungry Germans chasing the elephant and trying to kill it, he ordered his troops to protect it and shoot anyone who tried to kill it

10197. Fact
In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

10198. Fact
The largest insect egg belongs to the Malaysian jungle nymph, a sticklike insect, and measures about 1.3 centimeters long larger than a peanut! (Some insects, mainly mantises and cockroaches, lay egg cases that are larger, but they contain about 200 individual eggs.)

10199. Fact
The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.

10200. Fact
In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers

10201. Fact
A rainbow can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon

10202. Fact
The drummer for ZZ Top (the only one without a beard) is named Frank Beard.

10203. Fact
Most people hear better out of their right ear.

10204. Fact
The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot

10205. Fact
Grasping your ears is a sign of repentance or sincerity in India.

10206. Fact
Arnold Palmer was the first player to win $1 million on the PGA Tour

10207. Fact
Pancakes are commonly served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Australia.

10208. Fact
The music group Simply Red got its name from band member Mick Hucknall, who has red hair

10209. Fact
Disney World in Orlando, Florida covers 30,500 acres (46 square miles), making it twice the size of the island of Manhattan, New York.

10210. Fact
One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.

10211. Fact
The average life expectancy of a kangaroo in captivity is 7 years.

10212. Fact
There are no penguins in the North Pole.

10213. Fact
NASCAR stands for National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing.

10214. Fact
Walt Disney had a fear of mice

10215. Fact
It is impossible for a solar eclipse to last for more than 7 minutes 58 seconds.

10216. Alloy
Alloy : rolled gold
Composition : cu(90%), ni (10%)
Use : for making cheap ornaments.

10217. Fact
There have been over 600 lawsuits against Alexander Grahm Bell over rights to the patent of the telephone, the most valuable patent in U.S. history.

10218. Fact
Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament

10219. Fact
The most popular grown bulbs are tulips

10220. Fact
Teh means cool in Thai. (Pronounced tay).

10221. Fact
Throughout the South, peanuts were known as Monkey Nuts, and Goober peas, before the civil war

10222. Fact
Cleans baked-on food from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in the pan, fill with water, let sit overnight and sponge clean. The anti-static agents apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften the baked-on food.

10223. Fact
Babies that are exposed to cats and dogs in their first year of life have a lower chance of developing allergies when they grow older

10224. Fact
Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury

10225. Fact
Most people who read the word 'yawning'will yawn.

10226. Fact
A lion feeds once every three to four days

10227. Fact
Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.

10228. Fact
The loudest insect in the world is the male cicadas, which are like crickets. When they rub their abdomens, the sound made can be heard from 1300 feet

10229. Fact
Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean

10230. Fact
The heaviest United States President was William Howard Taft who weighed 332 pounds

10231. Fact
The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.

10232. Fact
Jackrabbits can reach a speed of fifty miles per hour and can leap as far as twenty feet

10233. Fact
The largest diamond found in the United States was a 40.23 carat white diamond. It was found in 1924 and nicknamed the Uncle Sam.

10234. Fact
The first hot air balloon flight traveled for 5.5 miles over Paris and lasted for 23 minutes

10235. Alloy
Alloy : magnelium
Composition : mg (5%), al (95%)
Use : for making aircraft frame.

10236. Fact
On February 7, 1969 a meteorite weighing over 1 ton fell in Chihuahua, Mexico.

10237. Fact
Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.

10238. Fact
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

10239. Fact
Every person has a unique tongue print

10240. Fact
Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year

10241. Fact
Walt Disney provided the voice of Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie.

10242. Fact
Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey

10243. Fact
The longest town name in the world has 167 letters

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