3127. Fact
Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect

3128. Fact
At sea level there are 2,000 pounds of air pressure on each square foot of your body area.

3129. Fact
An olive tree can live up to 1500 years

3130. Fact
Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest

3131. Fact
If you suffer from iatrophobia, you're afraid of doctors.

3132. Fact
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.

3133. Fact
Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

3134. Fact
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.

3135. Fact
To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.

3136. Fact
In New Jersey it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

3137. Fact
Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day

3138. Fact
The number of cars on the planet is increasing three times faster than the population growth

3139. Fact
London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight in 1807.

3140. Fact
The name Lego came from the Danish word LEg Godt, which means play well.

3141. Fact
43.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

3142. Fact
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat while playng baseball, and he used to change it every two innings.

3143. Fact
Each human generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, mostly paper.

3144. Fact
Animal gestation periods: the shortest is the American opossum, which bears its young 12 to 13 days after conception; the longest is the Asiatic elephant, taking 608 days, or just over 20 months.

3145. Fact
The reason most mosquito bites itch is because mosquitoes inject saliva into the persons skin before they suck your blood. They take it out once they are done, but if they are forced to fly away, they don't get a chance to draw the saliva out. And it is their saliva that causes the itch.

3146. Fact
The original name for basketball, as invented by Dr. James Naismith, was indoor rugby. It was one of the game's first players that started calling it basketball because of the peach baskets that acted as the original goals.

3147. Fact
The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine

3148. Fact
An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil.

3149. Fact
Draftsmen have to make 27,000 drawings for the manufacturing of a new car.

3150. Fact
Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.

3151. Fact
Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan

3152. Fact
The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called chad.

3153. Fact
The E. Coli bacterium propels itself with a 'motor' only one-millionth of an inch in diameter, a thousand times smaller than the tiniest motors built to date by man. The rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent.

3154. Fact
The word Himalayas means the home of snow.

3155. Fact
Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes.

3156. Fact
October 1st is the official Coffee Day in Japan.

3157. Fact
Mickey Mouse is known as Topolino in Italy

3158. Fact
One-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples

3159. Fact
In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt

3160. Fact
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie Silence of the Lambs. She turned down the role because she found it too scary

3161. Fact
The nation of Monaco on the French Riviera, is smaller than Central Park in New York. Monaco is 370 acres and Central Park is 840 acres.

3162. Fact
Cranberries are one of just 3 major fruits native to North America. Blueberries and Concord grapes are the other two.

3163. Fact
Americans use over 16,000 tons of aspirin a year.

3164. Fact
Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.

3165. Fact
The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year

3166. Fact
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

3167. Fact
Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon

3168. Fact
Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength

3169. Fact
There are 403 steps from the foundation to the top of the torch in the Statue of Liberty.

3170. Fact
Work on St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, began in 1506. Construction took over a century, reaching completion in 1612.

3171. Fact
In Christian theology there are nine choirs of angels. From highest to lowest, they are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.

3172. Fact
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History houses the world's largest shell collection, some 15 million specimens. A smaller museum in Sanibel, Florida owns a mere 2 million shells and claims to be the worlds only museum devoted solely to mollusks.

3173. Fact
The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.

3174. Fact
A deltiologist is someone who collects postcards.

3175. Fact
The first computer, the steam-driven calculating machine, was built in 1823 by Charles Babbage. It failed to work due to poor workmanship in the intricate parts. When rebuilt by the London Museum of Science in 1991, it worked.

3176. Fact
In the U.S. 7 out of 10 homes use candles



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