1508. Fact
Dumbest dog: Afghan Hound

1509. Body Facts
King Louis IV of France had a stomach twice the size of a normal human stomach.

1510. Fact
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.

1511. Fact
During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings.

1512. Fact
During his lifetime, Herman Melville's Moby Dick sold only 50 copies.

1513. Body Facts
The weight of ashes from the average cremated human body is 4 kilograms (9 pounds).

1514. Fact
During the filming of 'Apocalypse Now', director Francis Ford Coppola threatened suicide several times and lost 100 pounds.

1515. Fact
During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.

1516. Fact
Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.

1517. Fact
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

1518. Fact
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

1519. Fact
Each month, there is at least one report of UFOs from each province of Canada

1520. Fact
Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.

1521. Fact
Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.

1522. Fact
Each year, 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment.

1523. Fact
Each year, approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives.

1524. Fact
Each year, the average family uses about 18,000 gallons of water just to do its laundry!

1525. Fact
Edmond Halley did not discover the comet that bears his name, he merely recognized that it was the same one that had been seen before.

1526. Fact
EEG stands Electroencephalogram

1527. Fact
Einstein couldn't speak fluently until after his ninth birthday. His parents thought he was mentally retarded.

1528. Fact
Elephant trunks can hold 4 gallons of water.

1529. Body Facts
William McIloy had 400 operations because he suffered from Munchausen's Syndrome, which is a mental disorder that makes people want to receive medical treatment. He had to give a false name and move around a lot to get away with it.

1530. Fact
Elephants can't jump.

1531. Fact
Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight. Elton comes from Elton Dean, a Bluesology sax player. John comes from Long John Baldry, founder of Blues Inc. They were the first electric white blues band ever seen in England--1961

1532. Fact
Elvis Presley got a 'C' in his eighth grade music class.

1533. Fact
Elvis was once appointed Special Agent of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

1534. Fact
Emus can't walk backwards

1535. Fact
entomophobia is the fear of insects

1536. Fact
Eosophobia is the fear of dawn

1537. Fact
ercentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

1538. Body Facts
People either have pale and dry or dark and sticky ear wax. It's an inherited trait, with dry earwax more common in Asia, or people of Asian decent.

1539. Fact
Estimated cost for having your whole body tattooed: $30,000 - $50,000.

1540. Fact
Estimated cost for having your whole body tattooed: $30,000 - $50,000.

1541. Fact
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.

1542. Fact
Europe is the only continent without a desert.

1543. Fact
Evaluation and Parameterisation of Stability and Safety Performance Characteristics of Two and Three Wheeled Vehicular Toys for Riding. Title of a $230,000 research project proposed by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, to study the variou

1544. Fact
Even a long human life only adds up to about 650,000 hours.

1545. Fact
Even Antarctica has an area code. It's 672.

1546. Fact
Even Antarctica has an area code. Itís 672.

1547. Fact
Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.

1548. Fact
Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year!

1549. Fact
Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

1550. Fact
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

1551. Fact
Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of mucous.

1552. Fact
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

1553. Fact
Every person has a unique tongue print.

1554. Fact
every single hamster in the U.S. today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.

1555. Body Facts
Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung never brushed his teeth, giving as a reason that tigers never brushed their teeth either.

1556. Fact
Evian spelled backvards is naive.

1557. Body Facts
Urine doesn't smell until it hits the air. Then a chemical in it called urea starts to break down into ammonia and the smell beginsÖ



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    Around the World

    First, we are going to a rain forest in South America. Raise the chute up and leave it up until it comes down. While it is up, have 1s, 2s, etc. walk under the chute to a new spot. Next, take them to Antarctica. They must cross the ocean, so have them make waves. It was so cold down there we had to get inside an igloo. Have students raise the chute and sit inside of it. Next we went to Africa for some cave exploring. Have the students raise the chute, come down, and poke only their head inside. From there, we went to Europe to the Eiffel Tower. Have students raise the chute and take three huge steps toward the middle so the chute goes up very high. From there, we crossed the mountains into Asia. Have students raise the chute and put it under their knees on the ground. Call 1s, 2s, etc., and have them crawl to a different place while the chute is up. Next is Australia known for sharks. (Follow plans above for Crocodile, Shark, etc.). Finally, we headed back home to good old North America and Wichita, Kansas. Kansas is knows for TORNADOES. Have students shake the chute rapidly.

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